Questions raised as to why there is a prevailing whiteness in the workers co-ops movement. One suggestion was that those from black and minority ethnic groups are hesitant to enter a suspiciously white space. A bit of a Catch 22 that needs concerted effort to be overcome. Important to do so though especially given the structural potential for coops to empower.
Transition Together: An International Symposium on the need for societal transitions and systems level change
Thursday, 21 June, 2018 - 18:00 to Saturday, 23 June, 2018 - 13:00
Speakers: Rob Hopkins, Professor Terry Irwin, Michel Bauwens, John Thackara, Stuart Candy and Cameron Tonkinwise
You all want some good advice?
Right now, go find a defense attorney that you can call in case you need one, and then put their number in your phone.
Inside The World's Most Radical Experiment in Women’s Rights -
"The most radical experiment in women’s rights is now underway in what may be the world’s least likely place: northern Syria" http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2018/02/inside-worlds-most-radical-experiment-womens-rights/145760/
Seeking examples of #WorkerCoops with dispersed work-forces.
There's a company I'm talking to the owners of w/ ca. 25 employees, each of whom works from home. Sounds challenging for developing strong governance, solidarity, trust, etc., so any peer-ish role models to point to would be helpful. #workercoop
The shopping centre dedicated to repaired and recycled goods https://www.positive.news/2018/environment/31269/the-shopping-centre-dedicated-to-repaired-and-recycled-goods/
The problem with converting normal businesses to worker co-ops is that the current owners have to go along with the idea....or do they?
A friend and I were musing over road numbers on the Detroit ranger district in 2012 (i.e. we were lost) and he looked over at my silverfish-lacy Willamette NF map and said, "I can't believe you're using the 1984 edition." Oh, well, huh. New one now; I'm all set to meet the future.
Still using Flickr from since before the (now-ancient) Yahoo takeover. https://www.flickr.com/photos/12305112@N07/28302501939/in/dateposted-public/
Please join me in celebrating Dr. @Gin!
After two short years of crazy intense work, she has successfully defended a PhD at the Institute of Education (UCL, London)
Check out the project at https://haha.academy/
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