Cool! Austin Cooperative Business Association is running a series called "Commit to Co-ops!" and posting the audio online.
@GuerillaOntologist Does anyone know of US examples of hybrid worker/consumer coops? Eroski, in Spain, is largely organized this way with consumer members and worker members sharing governance 50/50...
> “There are women involved in every single step of this amazing project,” said Sara Issaoun, 24, a graduate student at Radboud University in the Netherlands who worked on the research [...] But Ms. Issaoun warned against a “lone-wolf success” narrative. “The diversity and group effort and the breadth of our collaboration, I think, is worth celebration,” she said."
CryptPad v2.20.0 (Upupa) is available, and features a first version of an admin panel, among other things. The full release notes are available on GitHub: https://github.com/xwiki-labs/cryptpad/releases/tag/2.20.0
Admins should review the notes carefully, as there are many changes!
The saga of a bald eagle triad! The two dads stayed together after the mom died, and are now raising chicks with another female.
Do you live in the NY/NJ area?
Are you interested in the basics of unionizing? Organizing your workplace? Or helping others to organize their workplaces?
The Central New Jersey IWW is holding an OT101 (Organizer Training 101) in a few weeks in New Brunswick. You can get there from NYC via NJ Transit.
Free of charge, registration required.
No cops, no bosses, no scabs— so DM me for details if you’re interested!
Looking forward to seeing what the next few hours hold during the Ethical Educational Technology WIki inaugural editathon. https://ethicaledtech.info/wiki/Meta:Inaugural_Edit-a-Thon also in chat: https://chat.ethicaledtech.info/channel/general
"Harmony becomes precious when it's not a given, and soon the discord obstains a beauty of its own. That's the sound of freedom and free aossociation, of living by choice and not coersion." (p 18, Everything for Everyone)
Hope you can join us for a #readinggroup discussion of Everything for Everyone
April 3rd @ 10pm GMT!
UK Farm Hack 2019 - Call for Contributions
UK FarmHack is back
Do you have a burning idea that needs to be out there? We are looking for 3-4 projects
We are in the planning stage of organising a FarmHack in South Oxfordshire for August 2019. The project should be small scale, replicable and solve a need of small-scale agroecological farmers/growers
If you have a project you’d like to pitch, get in touch & ideally come join us for a planning session in 13th April
Are you able to join us for the next session of social.coop #readinggroup? Happening April 3rd @ 10pm GMT.
One of the most interesting suggestions to come out of our conversation about #SolidarityEconomy fiction and writers #coops was @emi 's suggestion that we put together a #Cooperative Brain Trust to serve as advisors for authors who want to have realistic co-ops and cooperators in their fiction.
I think it would basically just be a call list of ppl w/ co-op experience who are willing to answer questions for authors. Anybody in?
Even if you haven't rsvp'd on loomio, I hope you'll join us. We'll also have some folks joining us from the cooperative working group of YSI (young scholars initiative) https://ysd.ineteconomics.org/
Attached is a photo of my set up at new years where I got most of my reading done (book in the foreground!)
Passionate about cultivating relationship centered systems. Studying governance in agricultural co-operatives. she/her
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here