Paul Bindel, the guy who recruited me to the #ColoradoSolidarityFund is an artist and writer His latest: https://www.suspectpress.com/2020/02/03/how-to-get-paid-tools-you-can-use-today-by-paul-bindel/?fbclid=IwAR0xRDQ6WcGuMINFmPb0MdmJEbPz9AThLpTF_-SQF8wgfmK1MAM5bsipUw4
Miguel Yasuyuki Hirota's documentary on #SolidarityEconomy in #Barcelona now has English subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjTccAF7qZw&fbclid=IwAR0nD44ODHDVmPEZ-Qp9FPROhHR-Yz50LpfFvNJVC3HbsORtbVUPFVOxnGc
Social.Coop meta CWG
On call for the Community Working Group this week. No unresolved issues at this point. I applied our new #nobots policy to one bot.
@mattcropp "Members for a Democratic Credit Union" Seems like an important fight.
Ugh, my favorite #CreditUnion in #Vermont has just proposed a bylaws amendment that would give the board the power to modify both the bylaws and the charter without ratification via member referendum. Which would remove a major #DeMutualization firewall.
Hopefully the campaign to reject the proposal can be more of a call-in than an antagonistic messy governance fight. But, regardless, I'd really rather not need to spend energy on this... 😞
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Via Miguel Yasuyuki Hirota:
Documental "Economía Solidaria en Barcelona"
Doing dishes and listening to my old teacher talk about complicity and failure as a robust practice:
"You build the future, not with the quick vanguardist techniques of pre-party formation. You build the future within the double bind of one by one yet collective."
The Social.Coop #ReadingGroup is back!! And this time it's a Disco!!
Has anyone used this?
I just stumbled across this software to power food co-ops, I don't have any use for it myself now
It seems to be concentrated around Germany/Austria, maybe should get some wider use, seems to be in active development over a sustained period of time.
@muehlfield What is the source?
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