One pager summary for a proposed one-shot #InvestmentClub to aggregate funds and make a loan to the #KeepBTLocal #coop through which we're attempting to divert a utility #privatization into #mutualization in #btv!
Welcome feedback, thoughts, and potential members: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rCUWQlLQI1Nsu71PRPCWeKtZ3RDxB2EsIjLrgKcSfnk/edit?usp=sharing
@SociocracyForAll There is a lot of experience in #commons and #coops have been around for a long time but #platformcoops and #opencoops are still a pretty recent development though they are slowly gaining traction both with the traditional cooperative movement and among digital commoners and developers. Would like to learn more about sociocracy can compliment these approaches for sure.
Hi, I'm Neil. #introduction
Looking forward to learning from like-minded others and helping to grow this space. #SocialCoop
"Culture Eats #Coops for Breakfast" https://medium.com/enspiral-tales/culture-eats-coops-for-breakfast-4555560154cb
#introductions Hello Kevin here from Ireland. I'm a phd candidate at NUIM in the department of Anthropology where I'm researching social movements interested in participatory democracy, #solidarityeconomy , #coops , #commons . Looking forward to starting fieldwork in #Barcelona next year. Big up to all the commoners, cooperators and collaborators out there. Omni Sunt Communia
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If you're interested in being part of that, DM me your email address and I'll add you. We have a monthly conference call on the first Friday at 2pm eastern.
P.S. the "Co-op Principal" club model: http://www.coopwatercooler.com/discussions//building-to-co-op-movement-base-with-investment-clubs #coops #coopfinance
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The Democracy At Work Institute, which my organization collaborates with extensively, is hiring a Program Manager for their Local Business Conversion initiative. DAWI is a non-profit that spun off the US Federation of Worker Co-op, and is doing some great work bringing #workercoops to disinvested and minority communities, as well as developing capacity to bring #coop conversions to scale. Details:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BypebnwZOxymc21oSEFUQW5Qa28/view #coops #jobs #neweconomy #solidarityeconomy
@aaron I read the Stoller article a while back & really enjoyed it, particularly as it dredged up some historical characters that I was familiar w/ from #creditunion history, but who have otherwise seemed to have fallen down a memory hole.
#Coops have often been a counter-weight to monopoly power, & are designed such that they can occupy a natural monopoly niche w/o being extractive. The #KeepBTLocal campaign in #btv is one place where #coop is being framed as a defense against telco monopoly.
Ghent's Quick Rise as a Sustainable, Commons-Based Sharing City #commons #coops https://www.shareable.net/blog/ghents-quick-rise-as-a-sustainable-commons-based-sharing-city
I wrote a small concept, feedback and criticism would help me a lot!
It is a #cyberpunk MMORPG about transforming capitalism to a solidarity economy...
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