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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

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November 24, 2020

A Conversation about the Impact of Co-ops in Abolition Work

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Discussion about the intersections of cooperative practices, ethics, and tools with the movement for police and prison abolition and their replacement with a system designed to meet the needs of the community and the individuals who comprise it.

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November 5, 2020

How to Create a Solidarity Enterprise: Unit VI

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After careful organizing, study, and preparation we have now reached the point where many groups try to begin, defining the economic organization of the enterprise. How will ownership be organized? How will members join and withdraw? How will decisions large and small be made? How will members be paid, and how much? What will they do with the profits (or losses)?After careful organizing, study, and preparation we have now reached the point where many groups try to begin, defining the economic organization of the enterprise. How will ownership be organized? How will members join and withdraw? How will decisions large and small be made? How will members be paid, and how much? What will they do with the profits (or losses)?

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November 3, 2020

Co-ops Not Cops Webinar, Nov. 18th

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Join us as we discuss the impact of co-ops in abolition work. This event will kick off our Co-ops Not Cops issue on geo.coop.

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October 15, 2020

How to Create a Solidarity Enterprise: Unit V

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In this Unit the solidarity group tackles this common problem for cooperatives, breaking down and researching the various possible sources of external financing: loans, investments, donations, and solidarity funding.

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October 12, 2020

One Member One Vote

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Profiles of two co-op leaders: Carol Zippert of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund and Tim Huet of the Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives.

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September 17, 2020

How to Create a Solidarity Enterprise: Unit IV

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Unit 4 of How to Create a Solidarity Enterprise.

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September 7, 2020

Design for the Commons

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A toolkit for creating neighborhood commons and mutual aid projects.

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September 3, 2020

It's an Ideological Struggle

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Couchsurfing.com went from a nonprofit to a C-corp, with troubling implications for its users.

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August 24, 2020

How to Create a Solidarity Enterprise: Unit III

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Unit 3 of How to Create a Solidarity Enterprise.

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August 21, 2020

From Surviving to Self-Healing

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The Kiva Centers facilitates group meetings and other events in which people impacted by mental health and substance use issues receive mutual aid from others with similar experiences.