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How the FairShares Association Makes Better Decisions with Inclusive, Democratic Processes

Originally published on the Loomio blog Rory Ridley-Duff is a reader in cooperatives and social enterprise at Sheffield Business School, director of Social Enterprise Europe, and founder of the FairShares Association. They use Loomio to model their governance structure online, for effective, equitable stakeholding. FairShares Association is a loose network of educators, researchers, and consultants … Continue reading

Merve Bedir on the Architecture of Commons

This post by Olga Alexeeva was originally published on politicalcritique.org. Future architecture should look for ways of living (al)together, as all power structures and capitalist formations push us more and more away from each other. Merve Bedir talks with Future Architecture about her work, including the project Bostan: A Garden for All which she presented… Continue reading

Stacco Troncoso on Digital Communities and P2P

This is our edit of Stacco Troncoso’s keynote presentation at the Prix Ars Festival, held in Linz, Austria. The P2P Foundation was awarded the Golden Nica 2016 for Digital Communities, which we dedicated to our lost friend, Jean Lievens. In his presentation, Stacco defines P2P, the Commons, and how they interrelate, while distinguishing generative, commons-based Peer… Continue reading

Camille Kerr on Unionized Platform Cooperatives for the Caregiving Industry

The P2P Foundation is serializing video highlights from last year’s Platform Cooperativism conference. Click here to see all conference videos. Camille Kerr, ICA Group — Platform cooperativism has the potential to completely transform the caregiving industry – including childcare and homecare – into dignified jobs where people make a livable wage and have control over… Continue reading

Seeds of Freedom in Tanzania

Text sourced from the film’s website: Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM) has launched a powerful documentary film, Uhuru wa Mbegu za Wakulima (Seeds of Freedom Tanzania). Uhuru wa Mbegu za Wakulima captures the testimonies of farmers whose customary rights to save, share and exchange seeds, are threatened by seed laws designed to replace traditional varieties with… Continue reading

Camille Kerr on Unionized Platform Cooperatives for the Caregiving Industry

This video from the amazing Platform Cooperativism conference that took place recently, brings the good news of the creation of transformative unionized labor platform coops for healthcare: “Platform cooperativism has the potential to completely transform the caregiving industry – including childcare and homecare – into dignified jobs where people make a livable wage and have… Continue reading

Trump: connecting the dots

Dear fellow humans, The election of Donald Trump has left millions, maybe even billions of us in shock. Although we may be looking with bewilderment at the US today, we should remember that he is not an isolated phenomenon. He is a symptom of a sickness that is raging all around the world. People are… Continue reading