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The GEO weekly newsletter is out. This week we've got an Italian Social and a how-to for creating apothecaries, along with a bunch of other cooperative goodness.

mailchi.mp/55c0ab30d002/coming

Denizens of the Fediverse:

Those of you who're worried about contracting #covid19... if you need help, you are going to reach out to the Fediverse and ask if you can, right?

Right?

We're here for each other.

#covid19help

Millions are threatened by both the #coronavirus as well as eviction, job loss + lack of access to basic resources. While the State fails to respond, autonomous groups across the US are mobilizing to provide #mutualaid to those most impacted by the crisis. itsgoingdown.org/autonomous-gr

_Finally_ got around to putting the operating agreement publicly online: zinc.coop/operating-agreement/

It's not perfect, but it's reasonably fair. We're planning to apply a number of patches throughout 2020; including one which more broadly opens up consumer membership.

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Re-toot from @VillanuevaEdgar@twitter.com:

"I’ll going live at 3pm EST today to talk about the virus - the ! Join me and ⁦
@Zebras_Unite
⁩ - info at link! "

crowdcast.io/e/zebras-unite-li

Building accountability into startups and avoiding user-serving companies becoming zombies to investors. Strategies:
* user buyout: a trust or co-ops buys all shares on behalf of users. User representation and/or shared profits. #NIO gave shares to user trust.
* federation: #VISA as cooperative of user businesses. Voluntary (#ActivityPub etc.) or through AntiTrust action.
* tokenization: ownership is traded as crypto-tokens, under company control, or permisionless.
#ZebrasUnite.com

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One of the bootstrapped founders community I'm in () is converting to a !

Super exciting to see the movement growing!

medium.com/@sexandstartups/new

The popularity of Wikipedia article about seems to be going up a lot - last month was by far the best month since records began!

work / business 

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uspol, email, monopoly 

Coinbase "Free OXT" link 

@mattcropp @redoak There's another in the works here in I'll meet one of the organizers tomorrow as it turns out.

chinookcenter.org/about/

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