omg, it's Earth Overshoot Day USA today, already (!!!?!)
There is one blockchain that is not wasting energy by securing the cryptocurrencies through cooperation instead of competition. Intended for shifting society towards a cooperative, ecological economy: The 5 year old FairCoin https://fair.coop/en/blog/happy-green-bday-faircoin #bitcoin #energywaste #faircoin
This is written for facilitators, but it's good advice for everyone involved in collective/#cooperative projects.
Money & Society MOOC starts on Feb 19th http://iflas.blogspot.com/2014/12/money-and-society-mooc.html
Funded places on New Economy Programme available - apply now.
Includes workshops on
Crowdfunding: Planning, Creating, and Running a Campaign
What If We Ran It Ourselves? Community Ownership
Worker Co-ops: How to Get Started
Media Training: Becoming a Spokesperson
Tech For Good: Design An App,
Workshops in London, Bristol, and Oxford
Hey folks (signal boost appreciated): I'm working on a series of urban fantasy novels that will prominently feature solidarity economics (first one due to the publisher in September). Does anyone know of any co-ops open to giving access to their day to day operations for the sake of accurate storytelling? I really want to get the democratic practices and the mundane everyday stuff absolutely right. I think it is very important.
BBC had loads of coverage on the right to repair and the Ecodesign Directive today. We were busy!
Urban commons shared spaces - about commons in the urban environment (pdf)
Throughout Europe we are witnessing a blossoming of self-organised, collective practices in the urban environment.
@doctorow on platform #coops #PlatformCooperativism in ride-sharing
article in First Monday:
'"Free as in sexist?" Free culture and the gender gap'
Despite the values of freedom and openness, the free culture movement’s gender balance is as skewed (or more so) as that of the computing culture from which it arose.
#FOSS #p2p #peerproduction #inclusion
Another End of the World Is Possible: Indigenous Solidarity and Blocking Extractive Infrastructure in #Canada Read here --> https://enoughisenough14.org/2019/01/06/another-end-of-the-world-is-possible-indigenous-solidarity-and-blocking-extractive-infrastructure-in-canada/
Fred Turner: Machine Politics - The rise of the internet and a new age of authoritarianism.
🏋🏾♀️🎺🌶🐠 Resources for Decentralised Organising 🐚🌈🍒👩🏽🔬
a mega list of handbooks and toolkits
for groups working without top-down management
from social movements to workplaces
open source for anyone to read, update, share
social.coop is a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]