Quote from KOR in Poland, on Staughton and Alice Lynd's kitchen wall:
Start doing what you think should be done.
Start being what you think society should become.
Do you believe in freedom of speech? Then speak freely.
Do you love the truth? Then tell it.
Do you believe in an open society? Then act in the open.
Do you believe in a decent and humane society? Then behave decently and humanely.
Today -- 3pm Colorado, 5pm New York, 10pm Dublin, 1am Milan(!), 7am Tokyo...
One thing that stood out to me was Imma Mwanja's emphasis on the importance of free software in mapping projects to enable participation of people in postcolonial areas. This is an article that she recommended:
"The use of proprietary products creates a vicious cycle whereby charitable and public development funds are effectively channeled to proprietary software companies […], entrenching the Western monopoly on well-paid jobs in Africa."
Nice! Colorado Solidarity Fund has made our second $25K investment in co-op development.
coops reading & discussion group
future economies reading group discussion sesh tonight is focused on raising capital in cooperatives and so far has featured folks from ampled (worker/creator-owned bandcamp https://www.ampled.com/) and the east bay permanent real estate cooperative (https://ebprec.org/).
both are pretty rad! main speaker was supposed to be from equal exchange but I missed him
here's the link with readings: https://futureeconomiesreadinggroup.github.io/2021-february. if this interests you, join for future!
This is How We Transform the Economy - SEIZE SPEAKER SERIES
4 key speaker sessions, 1 hands-on workshop, and several spaces to mingle!
Starting February 23 and ending on March 23rd, the SEIZE (Socialist Economy Incubation Zone for Entrepreneurs) will host one (1) speaker a week for four (4) consecutive weeks...The final workshop will be specifically focusing on Concordia’s food system transformation.
Interesting call with a guy from the Colorado Employee Ownership Office. Seems like there is more potential government support than there are actual projects looking for it. Interesting opportunity for coordinated grassroots efforts if we can organize them. @ntnsndr @clayton @ssvette @GeorgeCheney @care_save
« #OpenStreetMap, la cartographie collaborative »
Un article très complet de @DANE_acLyon pour connaître ce service cartographique libre, pour savoir comment y contribuer et l'utiliser en situation pédagogique.
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