"Outside of the gaze of formal finance, an often-demonized form of informal social finance flourishes. This finance consists of the regular pooling of money among friends and neighbors...The system is relied upon by millions of Black women in Africa, the Caribbean, and North America as a trusted alternative to formal banking systems that often exclude them..."


The GEO Weekly Newsletter is out! :TwinPines:


An interview with the New York Music Co-op, and article on Community Land Trusts, and our upcoming webinar on Health Autonomy Beyond the Pandemic.

I put down some of my thoughts about protecting worker-owners from the effects of the economic crash we're facing:


We need to do a better job of spreading risks among everyone in the movement, rather than putting the majority onto the worker-owners -- especially as a lot of people are encouraging co-op conversions of businesses that may well go bankrupt if the economy doesn't recover quickly (which seems pretty unlikely).

A few thoughts on what the has made apparent about the failings of our status quo system, and what we might want to do about it.


A periodic reminder to everyone who's involved with or the :

**Write something for GEO!!**

Now, please.

Seriously, I know you're out there. I know you have stuff to say that's valuable and that needs to be heard.

Write it down, would ya? And then send it to editors[at]geo[dot]coop

We're here for you! Use us!

Last day to make a 2019 contribution to GEO!


And thanks to everyone who's already made a donation! You rock! 😍 :TwinPines:

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