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How to Start a Library of Things

How to Start a Library of Things | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
DeDeelkelder Library of Things in Utrect, Netherlands. Credit: Sanne van Vliet
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Pools: A Proposal for One-Click Co-ops in Online Groups | P2P Foundation

Thinking about ways of mainstreaming the co-op model, the idea that keeps coming up is something like a co-op layer on top of a site like Meetup.
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Music, Solidarity and Community | Grassroots Economic Organizing

Music, Solidarity and Community | Grassroots Economic Organizing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Music, Solidarity and Community: The Mousai House Reimagines DC's Creative Economy
https://t.co/r8UVFcM6Ag
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Capitalizing the Co-op Movement with Equity: The Credit Union Opportunity

Capitalizing the Co-op Movement with Equity: The Credit Union Opportunity | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With over a trillion dollars in assets and more than 100 million members, it is clear that credit unions must play a pivotal part of any effective strategy aimed at bringing the co-op model to full scale in the American economy. At first glance, one would assume that their obvious role would be as the financial backbone of the co-op movement, providing financial services and loans to existing co-ops, while offering incubation and start-up capital to new ones.

 

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Data Commons Cooperative:greasing the flow of data between communities in the new economy

Data Commons Cooperative:greasing the flow of data between communities in the new economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Welcome to “perhaps the geekiest of all cooperative organizations on the planet!” The Data Commons Co-op . The co-op not only serves these communities, it is owned by them. The Data Commons Co-op, like a food or housing co-op, is owned by its members. The members have some fundamental differences, and many differences of emphasis and priorities. But like the Judean People's Front, the Judean Popular People's Front, the Campaign for a Free Galilee, and the Popular Front of Judea, they have a lot in common. This co-op is a way to share the cost of tending a commons of overlapping data, and realizing the benefits that brings to all.

 

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Forming a Worker Coop: LLC or Cooperative Corporation?

Forming a Worker Coop: LLC or Cooperative Corporation? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Article and image cross-posted from the Sustainable Economies Law Center. Authored by Sara Stephens.  We want to create a worker cooperative. What legal entity should we form?
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What We Know About Worker Co-ops

Photo courtesy of Co-operatives UK: Debbie Harley, a worker and director of Delta-T Devices, a thriving environmental science instruments worker co-operative, checks in on an installation. Worker co-operatives tend to be smaller than conventional businesses and struggle to find investment, right? Well, not necessarily, according to new research into worker co-ops.c

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Bringing the Platform Co-op "Rebel Cities" Together: An Interview with Trebor Scholz

Bringing the Platform Co-op "Rebel Cities" Together: An Interview with Trebor Scholz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Trebor Scholz, Associate Professor for Culture & Media at the New School and author of the book Uber-Worked and Underpaid: How Workers Are Disrupting the Digital Economy (Polity, 2016). He is currently touring European cities to talk about platform cooperativism.  Platform cooperativism, as he puts it, is "a way of joining the peer-to-peer and co-op movements with online labor markets while insisting on communal ownership and democratic governance." I talked to him about this young movement, its rise, and the steps ahead.
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Pools: A Proposal for One-Click Co-ops in Online Groups

Pools: A Proposal for One-Click Co-ops in Online Groups | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I’ve been trying to think about ways of mainstreaming the co-op model, and the idea keeps coming up of something like a co-op layer on top of a site like Meetup, kind of akin to Stripe’…
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Not a Co-op? Not a Platform Co-op! | P2P Foundation

Last month Shareable wrote a great article entitled “11 Platform Cooperatives Creating a Real Sharing Economy“. It’s a really nice list of projects who are all moving in the right direction (i.e. toward greater sharing of ownership and control), but some of them aren’t actually co-operatives. This got me thinking: Should organisations that are not... Continue reading →
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CICOPA is organizing the sectoral workshop “Cooperatives in industry, services and energy: how to address the SME dimension, now and tomorrow?” at the International Summit of Cooperatives (Quebec, ...

CICOPA is organizing the sectoral workshop “Cooperatives in industry, services and energy: how to address the SME dimension, now and tomorrow?” at the International Summit of Cooperatives (Quebec, ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
CICOPA is co-organizing this meeting together with NRECA, an organization that represents around 1.000 cooperatives in the USA and Canada providing and/or distributing energy, and with 13 internationally-renowned speakers.
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Do We Need A Powell Memo For Worker Co-ops??

Thom talks to caller Jesse, who says we need a 'Chamber of Commerce' for worker-owned co-ops. If you liked this clip of The Thom Hartmann Program, share i
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Women’s co-operatives in Rojava | P2P Foundation

In this piece, Rahila Gupta investigates the importance and impact of womens' cooperatives in Rojava.
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A Shareable Explainer: What is a Platform Co-op?

A Shareable Explainer: What is a Platform Co-op? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
by Maira Sutton, Cat Johnson and Neal Gorenflo The sharing economy held great promise when it first emerged. It was seen as a way to help people build community, reduce unnecessary consumption, and generate extra income. It was based on the brilliantly simple notion that when we share, everybody has more.
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Michel Bauwens Explains the Great Value-Shift of Our Time

Michel Bauwens Explains the Great Value-Shift of Our Time | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Sebastiaan ter Burg via Foter.com / CC BY. Article cross-posted from Bollier.org.
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A New Economy: Social, Commons, Feminist, and Environmental | P2P Foundation

The solution now is to go back to the cooperativist tradition as an alternative to the corporate sharing economy.
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A New Form of Association for the Internet Generation — part 1 — Open Collective — Medium

A New Form of Association for the Internet Generation - part 1 - Open Collective - Medium
So far, the Internet has been very good at helping people do things together. But once it involves money, there is no good solution…
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P2P Cooperatives Should Revolve Around Shared Values

P2P Cooperatives Should Revolve Around Shared Values | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmrGqzl96L8 I recommend this lecture by the famous Yochai Benkler (Harvard). This is spot on since it shows that P2P Cooperatives must have a SHARED CORE ( a Commons) from the start that is not centrally power-controlled (state) or commercialy exploited by selfish greed (market focus). It should be stressed that this does not mean…
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Jeremy Rifkin on role of trade unions & cooperatives in the zero marginal cost society

video interview Jeremy Rifkin, President Foundation on Economic Trends, ETUC/ETUI conference 'Shaping the new world of work', 27-29 June 2016
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Update from Resonate, a Music Streaming Co-op

Update from Resonate, a Music Streaming Co-op | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
by the Resonate team The last few months since we presented Resonate at the Platform Coop conference in NYC has seen a flurry of activity. We’ve recruited half a dozen new labels, hundreds of…
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Freedom Coop

A European Cooperative Society(SCE) that creates toolkits for self-management, self-employment, economic autonomy and financial disobedience for individuals and groups striving for fairer social and economic relationships.

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John Restakis on Civil Power and the Partner State | P2P Foundation

The rise of the social economy today is in part, a self-defense against the new enclosures.
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Reclaiming the social commons: converging labor and the commons | P2P Foundation

This is a review by Birgit Daiber on the conference, “Transform! Europe, Seminar on Production and Common”, held in Rome, on March 11-12, 2016.
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Sharing Value & Ownership for the Common Good: Building the Commons Economy | P2P Foundation

The Commons Transition Coalition presents: 'Sharing Value & Ownership for the Common Good: Building the Commons Economy'.
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