Mutual Aid

[Editor's note: alert reader Brigit McCone recently made us aware of an important cooperative advocate whose work on Native American solidarity economics has been largely overlooked, including in our own publication. Fortunately for us and our readers, Brigit has penned a brief introduction to the work of Laura Cornelius Kellogg. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.]

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Steps to operating a community squash growing cooperative.
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Aaron Tanaka is founder and Director of the Boston-based Center for Economic Democracy. Aaron is also a community organizer, grant-maker, impact investor, and a founding organizer of the Boston Ujima Project, which brings together neighbors, workers, business owners and investors to create a new community-controlled regional economy. He is an Echoing Green and BALLE Fellow, and co-chair of the national New Economy Coalition and the Asian American Resource Workshop.

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Friday, March 8th, 2019. 6 pm EST, on Zoom.  Register here
 
Please join us for our second GEO Get-Together with Nathan Schneider and Cadwell Turnbull as they discuss their recent media work on solidarity economics.
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Why and how people have been brought to pursue an economic subsistence through alternative means, broadly described as "the popular economy"
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The work of uprooting patriarchy and white supremacy is ongoing and possibly never will be done, but a mutual aid group of this kind proved to be a valuable tool for building solidarity and momentum for women and gender non-conforming solidarity economy leadership in our city.
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[Editor's Note: Co-operatives First has been putting out a great series of short videos featuring the co-ops of Western Canada. As they are each only 2-3 minutes long (and they are not getting nearly the views they deserve on Youtube) we've put the six that have been posted so far all together here. Be sure to check out the Co-operatives First channel for more videos, including some outtakes from the series.]

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cross-posted from The Socialist Entrepreneur

This is a first in what I hope will be a series of practical articles about the nut and bolts of setting up a worker cooperative. In this first article, I’m going to take a look at an important but poorly-understood subject: minimum profit plow-back rules.

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An in-depth look into the inner workings of the commune system of Rojava and how they work in practice; I also call for people to form communes throughout North America and the world.

0:00-2:50 Defining the Commune

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cross-posted from Matslats

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“Hold my hand I need you for courage.
We become who we are together,
each needing the other. Alone is a myth.”
    ~Gunilla Norris

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[Editor's note: Last week GEO published part 1 of Paul Krumm's essay, Moral Money and Finance, which presented a design for a simple community credit system.  Below is the concluding section of that essay, which considers the ways our current monetary system works to the detriment of the Commons and how a "simple money" system could mitigate these effects.  To read the middle section of the essay, which focuses on the fatal weakness of the design of the US national monetary system and its

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In this essay, I will reflect on my experiences with autonomy and solidarity in the autonomous Zapatista caracol of Oventik and the ways I hope to practically create spaces of collective autonomy in the United States. 

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cross-posted from Unicorn Riot

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