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A Status Report on the FairCoop project | P2P Foundation

The infrastructure of the FairCoop is now sufficiently in place for it to be useful, the next step is getting more participation from the public
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Q&A with Felix Weth of Fairmondo, the Platform Co-op that's Taking on eBay

Q&A with Felix Weth of Fairmondo, the Platform Co-op that's Taking on eBay | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Felix Weth (second from right) with other Fairmondo members Felix Weth has taken on a big challenge: create a platform cooperative to compete with the likes of Ebay and help create a new, fair economy. The result of his efforts is Fairmondo, a member-owned digital cooperative that enables people to sell ethical products. Launched 2013 in Germany, Fairmondo is now going global.
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Women’s co-operatives in Rojava | Co-operative Economy in Rojava and Bakur

The following article is based on my trip to Rojava in March 2016 where I interviewed Delal Afrin, Head of the Women’s Economic Committee of Kongira Star (a women’s umbrella organisation, previously known as Yekitiya Star) and Hediye Yusuf, Co-President of Cizire Canton (now co-president of the Democratic Federation in Rojava and North Syria established on 16 March 2016). We visited four co-operatives in the canton of Cizire. The newly established co-operative economy is buffeted by more external pressures than one is likely to find elsewhere: Rojava is in a war zone, fighting for its survival against Daesh (ISIS), and has only recently turned its attention to the economy. It is a fast changing situation as the frontline is constantly moving, the Turkish border and the Iraqi Kurdistan (KRG) border are mostly closed although intense political lobbying may allow certain goods to be imported. They do not have the resources to collate statistics and so much of the information feels hazy. For instance, I was unable to discover how much the co-operative sector contributed to the Rojava economy as a whole.

 

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CIC's Catalan Supply Center | P2P Foundation

My previous four posts centred on several projects associated with the Catalan Integral Cooperative (AureaSocial, MaCUS, CASX and SOM Pujarnol). In this one I would like to share with you my notes on one of the most active CIC committees, known as the CAC. The Central d’Abastiment Catalana (CAC), which means “Catalan Supply Center”, was... Continue reading →
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BUILDING THE OPEN SOURCE CIRCULAR ECONOMY COMMONS TRANSITION COOPERATIVES DEFAULT ETHICAL ECONOMY FOOD AND AGRICULTURE OPEN COOPS & SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS ORIGINAL CONTENT P2P BUSINESS MODELS P2P FOUNDATION P2P INFRASTRUCTURES P2P MONEY

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CIC's autonomous projects of collective initiative #3: CASX | P2P Foundation

The Cooperativa d’Autofinançament Social en Xarxa (CASX) – which means co-operative of social and network self-financing – is a savings, donations and project funding cooperative, which was set up with the purpose of providing funding for projects that are aligned with the principles of the CIC and the integral revolution, as “the deposits made to... Continue reading →
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COMMONS COMMONS TRANSITION COOPERATIVES CROWDFUNDING OPEN COOPS & SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS ORIGINAL CONTENT P2P FOUNDATION P2P MONEY PEER PROPERTY

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A prospective doubling of the co-operative economy in the UK | P2P Foundation

According to the Shadow Chancellor, the Labour Party will double the size of the UK co-operative sector if in power, as a way to boost the economy.
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B. of Joy: Creating a sustainable abundant society

Central to our vision is a good stewardship of all life. This vision is based on the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. This describes a world of abundance and peace. In our mission we are working on developing and promoting ecological innovative financial products and services, which are exclusively dedicated towards serving society. This includes the introduction of the URA as a new currency and natural growth as revenue.

 

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Not Alone: Cooperative and Trade Union Solutions for Freelancers

Not Alone: Cooperative and Trade Union Solutions for Freelancers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Photo credit: The Blue Diamond Gallery / CC BY. A proliferation of atypical forms of work in Europe has become known as "The Gig Economy." For many, a permanent state of social economic uncertainty is the new normal. Casual work, temping, zero hour contracts, and diverse forms of self-employment are characteristic of this brave new world of "precarious work."
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Mapping the emerging post-capitalist paradigm, and its main thinkers | P2P Foundation

2 diagrams that map the big picture of the emerging post-capitalist paradigm, underpinned by peer-to-peer and collaborative dimensions.
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What if we owned the Internet together? It’s time to bring the co-op revolution to the web | P2P Foundation

A bedrock of any solidarity economy is the old idea of cooperativism—sharing ownership among those affected by an enterprise and governing it democratically
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The Commons Law Perspective, Open Hardware and Digital DIY | P2P Foundation

Blockchain based distributed applications, Commons based licenses, network effects and antitrust legislation and much more in this David Bollier interview.
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CIC's autonomous projects of collective initiative #1: AureaSocial | P2P Foundation

CIC's autonomous projects of collective initiative #1: AureaSocial | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Located in Barcelona, AureaSocial is a Catalan Integral Cooperative initiated open space for health, education and self-management.
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International Summit of Cooperatives to discuss innovation and technology - Co-operative News

Innovation advisor Navi Radjou and economist Jeremy Rifkin will be joining delegates at the International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec.
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This Worker-Owned Tech Startup Found Investors — and Kept Its Values

This Worker-Owned Tech Startup Found Investors — and Kept Its Values | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This piece was written by Nathan Schneider for Yes! Magazine.
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CIC's Network of Science, Technique and Technology | P2P Foundation

The Xarxa de Ciència, Tècnica i Tecnologia (XCTIT), which means “Network of Science, Technique and Technology”, is the committee of the Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC) that is responsible for the development of tools and machines adapted to the...
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1,001 co-operative and community-led homes: the housing revolution starts here

1,001 co-operative and community-led homes:  the housing revolution starts here | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There’s a revolution happening right under our noses. Across the country, people and communities are making their own housing and neighbourhood solutions, making sustainable and lasting homes, building resilient and confident local communities, developing skills they never knew they had.

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Mutualized Solutions for the Precariat | P2P Foundation

The 'Not Alone' report offers solution for freelance workers with analyses, useful detail and lessons from the history of co-operatives and mutual aid.
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COMMONS TRANSITION COOPERATIVES ETHICAL ECONOMY FEATURED ESSAY OPEN COOPS & SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS P2P LABOR PEER PROPERTYommo

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How a Worker-Owned Tech Startup Found Investors—and Kept Its Values

How a Worker-Owned Tech Startup Found Investors—and Kept Its Values | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As cooperative culture spreads into the tech world Loomio is part of a new wave of entrepreneurs figuring out how to finance a more democratic, values-centered online economy.
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Labour Shadow Chancellor pledges to double the co-operative economy | Co-operatives UK Newsroom

Labour Shadow Chancellor pledges to double the co-operative economy | Co-operatives UK Newsroom | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Co-operatives UK has welcomed the announcement (Wednesday 20 April) by the Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, that the Lab
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Self-employed set up co-operatives to share costs and services

Self-employed set up co-operatives to share costs and services | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Self-help groups aim to take the strain out of going it along for UK’s nearly five million freelancers
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Recovered businesses in Argentina in 2010: synthesis of the results of the third national survey

Recovered businesses in Argentina in 2010: synthesis of the results of the third national survey | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Andrés Ruggeri, Natalia Polti, Javier Antivero, Ayelén Aguilar, Emiliano Balaguer, Paloma Elena, Cecilia Galeazzi and Fernando GarcíaOpen Faculty Program, School of Philosophy and Letters of the Un…
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New Report: Platform Cooperativism as an Alternative to the For-profit Sharing Economy | P2P Foundation

This new economy is not really about sharing it is an on-demand service economy that it spreading market relations deeper into our lives.
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Douglas Rushkoff on Updating our Economic Operating System | P2P Foundation

A core theme of this talk on Economic Operating Systems is the question of what drives small businesses to turn into corporations, or get bought by them?
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New Report: Platform Cooperativism as an Alternative to the For-profit Sharing Economy

New Report: Platform Cooperativism as an Alternative to the For-profit Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The 'sharing economy' wasn't supposed to be this way," write Stefanie Ehmsen and Albert Scharenberg in their preface to Trebor Scholz's "Platform Cooperativism: Challenging the Corporate Sharing Economy," published in January 2016 by Rosa Luxembourg Stiftung's New York Office. The more or less authentically expressed motivations behind the sharing economy (the maximization of underutilized resources, more rewarding peer connections, etc.) sound good, Ehmsen, Scharenberg, and Scholz agree, but the actual result of the rise of mobile-based sharing platforms has been something else altogether. "This new economy is not really about sharing at all," write Ehmsen and Scharenberg. "Rather, as Trebor Scholz argues in this study, it is an on-demand service economy that it spreading market relations deeper into our lives."

 

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