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@samtoland It seems like USAmerican credit unions have a pretty good national network for ATMs and such. The one very convenient thing that the National Megabank offers is that deposits become available more quickly.

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Message from Rojava to the International Co-operative Alliance conference in Rwanda and all co-operators around the world

Statements in support and calls for solidarity with Rojava are appearing across the internet

International Organisation of Industrial and Service Cooperatives

Ripress / Eurpoe

What you can do -

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The Associated Press Retweeted:

Spanish authorities say that 80 people were injured and 33 arrested in Barcelona in overnight rioting over the imprisonment of Catalan separatist leaders.

Original Tweet:

12:28 AM - 17 Oct 2019
#News #AP

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Hi Fediverse πŸ‘‹

let me sum up the situation around #switchingsocial

Around September 20th, the original (anonymous) author of shut down its website and all related Social Media accounts, including mastodon πŸ€”

This info reached me (@tobias ) the next day via my German version @swisode .

As there hasn't been any sign of life since then, I restored the website and created this new account. Right now I'm out of spare time to work on it, but that'll change in a few weeks πŸ™‚

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board game companies that don't let you buy replacement pieces are evil.

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Blood money is fine with us, says GitLab: Vetting non-evil customers is β€˜time consuming, potentially distracting’

Via @danslerush

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Request for Solidarity Show more

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A little late... but results from our second status check poll!

"What kinds of co-op enthusiasts/practitioners/scholars reside among us?"

Looks like most of us are co-op members and general co-op fans! Wahoo! Goooooo co-ops!

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What is Who are we (it's members)? How do we contribute?

We've started a thread on loomio, where we will post one question every couple of weeks that will help us to get to know each other as members, with the objective of using this understanding of each other, our motivations and expectations to launch the next phase of

Third question: "I would be a bigger fan if..." (in 500 characters or less)

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fact of the day!

If you want your money to work for you instead of the bank CEO, use a credit union!

These daily facts are part of a marketing campaign for , consider subscribing to our email list in our website here:

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Calling all PhD-students doing research on platform coops -- check-out this workshop in Utrecht, the Netherlands, 9 December 2019. Contact for details.

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I went to a credit union and opened an account today. I'll be Moving my Money over the course of the next month or so. I'm feeling good about getting away from the National Megabank. Benefit off the bat: a meaningful interest rate for the savings account.

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Solidarity economy in action at my grocery coop, the Dill Pickle @Chicago

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Another co-op question: what happens to USA co-ops when they wind down or fail? Do the members have to vote to sell the co-op's resources? Can a co-op go through bankruptcy restructuring?

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If Sanders selling point against Warren is that he supports rent controls and she doesn't, that is a huge strategic error. I love both, but this makes me lean towards Warren. Glad I can't vote and have to choose between the two.

Rent controls cause decline in housing supply and quality. You need to increase the supply, and a good way to do so is to tax the value of the land. There is no economist who disagrees with this. Yet no democrat advocates it? Why?

Does anyone have any content (with appropriate licence) re: situation in that I can repurpose for a blog for our ? We want to get something out in our next newsletter to make our members aware of what's going on.

There wouldn't be a huge amount of awareness within our co-op at present (probably not enough yet for us to attempt any substantive action in solidarity... yet).

Thanks in advance

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Got a message from a licensed HVAC contractor in Florida.

He wants to start his own worker coop and needs support, especially with the legal side of stuff.

I advised him to contact Democracy At Work, SolidFund and Worker Cooperative email list.

Let's help this guy out! More orgs or people he can contact? Anyone interested & capable of helping out?

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ppl in London please join protest at the BBC at 1pm today. Indigenous horizontal socialist Kurds have been self governing with citizens assemblies for years. is now invading on a massacre mission.

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I'm William and I'm a software developer. I just read @ntnsndr 's book and am very curious about the movement. I'm very interested in co-op governance for open source projects, and ways that co-ops could promote humane and non-exploitative technology use. I'm starting to get involved in local co-ops, too. I'm also happy to try to help out with software stuff, if I can.

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If you are interested in joining our community, please review our Bylaws and Code of Conduct. If you agree with them, you may apply for membership on our instance via this link

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