Next co-op question: are shared-services co-ops and purchasing co-ops the same thing, or substantively different?

Can someone explain to me in small words how and interact?

What if we made a media agency that manufactured consent but for rich people

"Actually, the wealthy want a 20 hour work week"

"The wealthy want to pay more taxes. We should let them."

"Calls grow for prosecution of Elon Musk for stock fraud."

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In this assembly (which is recorded, once more, in Pierucci’s documentary), there was a rather intense debate between the workers, the leaders of the MNER (including Murúa and Resino), and Diego Kravetz. Kravetz tried to argue that the bill of temporary occupancy was going to lose, and that Morando’s bill was going to win the vote (which it ultimately did by 29 votes, a relatively low but sufficient number) but was going to be vetoed. Kravetz told the assembly: It’s all going to come to nothing, with the difference that we end up with a defeat, which, to me – and this is a personal opinion, there can be other opinions – which is a defeat of our law properly, plus, to me, a very clear victory for a certain political sector, which is macrismo.” There was then a loud, tense debate, in which Deputy Kravetz started to propose that they had to accept Morando’s bill, because “this law, the only thing it does for me is to gain time. You pretend to sit, you leave, you get up, you fight, nothing more! And it gives you certain coverage.” In summary, Kravetz proposed that, given that the expropriation did not have the votes to be approved, they had to take the “Morando Law” as a way of gaining time to create another alternative, surely in other areas. “The solution for self-management is going to have to come from somewhere else,” he held. This was not accepted by the workers. Fabio Resino then proposed a vote between accepting Morando’s bill or going down to the legislature to try to pressure the legislators to vote for expropriation. For Fabio, the only advantage was the term of 120 days, but it was a law that “aim(ed) to liquidate self-management, and that must be made clear.” Unhappy with the situation and the disappointing behavior of their first lawyer, the workers decided to enter the chamber where the legislators were trying to decide their fate. There were struggles, shouts, chants in the chambers, and finally, repression, although the session was unable to continue. But it was a matter of patience, because a few days later, the law could be approved. In spite of its approval, the so-called “Morando Law” never ended up being applied. Obviously, it was not recognized by the workers, and the commission in the first article –which was to have had 120Read More »

@LeoSammallahti I look forward to your big document. In the meantime, do you know anyone at Fairbnb?

What are some podcasts about co-ops? They don't have to be in English.

Are there any tourism co-ops? They're hard to search for online, because "cooperative" gets used in the context of tourism in ways that have little to do with worker co-ops.

Does anybody know how to get ahold of Leo Sammallahti? He's been unresponsive for weeks.

@LeoSammallahti, have you seen the last couple of emails I sent you?

printers are our best argument against self driving cars.

Are there many co-ops in Russia, or made up of Russian-speakers?

Does anyone here use Ghost for websites and/or newsletters?

Micky Metts from the web development cooperative Agaric, of Boston and of the world, isn't looking to really retire from her coop work and thinks that serial startup founding and exiting "would be like having babies to get them adopted by some rich people".…

I can't find a way to create a mail list that's both an announcement list and a discussion list, but I can create an announcement list and set its "reply-to" address to be the address of the discussion list.

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