Steve Herrick

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Grupo de Cooperativas de las Indias

Interesting articles for December 1, 2016 ~ 0 ~ Dec 2016

Editorial Muchas Nueces: autogestión desde el pie Una fábrica de libros autogestivos que habla de diversidad, reciclado, megaminería y fábricas recuperadas. [Argentine publishing co-op Muchas Nueces] is a factory of self-managed books that talk about diversity, recycling, mega-mining, and recovered factories. Al rescate de las escuelas No solamente las empresas de producción se recuperan: también […]

A news commons ~ 1 ~

If we stop treating news as “intellectual property” that has to be protected and start treating it as a commons that protects us, journalism can regain the respect it deserves.

Interesting articles for December 2, 2016 ~ 0 ~ Dec 2016

Camille Kerr on Unionized Platform Cooperatives for the Caregiving Industry 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 their work lives. El cooperativismo de trabajo tiene potencial para transformar completamente la industria del […]

Interesting articles for December 5, 2016 ~ 0 ~ Dec 2016

Las Cooperativas en Colombia: experiencia de vida y desarrollo social Las Cooperativas en Colombia: experiencia de vida y desarrollo social Cooperatives in Colombia: an experience of life and social development The Community Finance Canvas: commoning in practice The question is: how can groups of people get together and purchase or lease assets make commoning work […]

Common Interests: commons and co-ops ~ 4 ~

Like the commons, co-ops are organized around consistent and well-defined principles, and decision-making power is in the hands of the people affected by those decisions. Unlike the commons, however, co-ops are market actors.

Interesting articles for December 6, 2016 ~ 0 ~ Dec 2016

#TheShift Summit plots cooperative course to success for local Black residents The first annual #TheShift Summit on Friday, November 18, 2016 gathered African-American business and community workers to learn about cooperatives and other ways to empower neighborhoods. El primer Cumbre Anual #TheShift [El Cambio], que se dio viernes 18 de noviembre del 2016, reunió a […]

Interesting articles for December 7, 2016 ~ 0 ~ Dec 2016

Ours To Hack And To Own We believe that a chief ambition of fostering a more commons-centric economy is to recapture surplus value, which is now feeding speculative capital, and re-invest it in the development of open, ethical productive communities. Creemos que lamayor ambición de fomentar una economía más procomún-céntrico es reapropriar la plusvalía que […]

Interesting articles for December 8, 2016 ~ 0 ~ Dec 2016

Not Alone Trade union and co-operative solutions for self-employed workers Soluciones sindicales y cooperativas para trabajadores autoempleados Four platform co-ops that are making a change Innovative thinkers are joining online platforms with co-operative models of business to create a new wave of digital organisations owned by the people. Pensadores inovadores se están sumando a las […]

Interesting articles for December 9, 2016 ~ 0 ~ Dec 2016

Flanders—How a worker-owned co-op lifts people out of poverty Given enough time, worker-owned cooperatives tend to increase wages and improve working conditions, and advocates say a local co-op generally stays where it’s founded and acts as a leadership-building force. Con el tiempo, las cooperativas propiedad de los trabajadores tienden a aumentar los salarios y mejorar […]

Interesting articles for December 12, 2016 ~ 0 ~ Dec 2016

The Full Participation Economy Part I : Prison Workers, the American Worker and the Power of Cooperative Work Parte 1: Trabajadores prisioneros, el trabajador norteamericáno, y el poder del trabajo cooperativo. What Would a World Without Bosses Be Like? Zanon was missing one thing that almost every other factory in the world has: An owner. […]

Interview with David de Ugarte, part one: Where did the commons come from? ~ 5 ~

The question today is how the old commons, above all those based on work, can take advantage of the opportunity provided by the “new” digital commons.

Interesting articles for December 13, 2016 ~ 0 ~ Dec 2016

Can the co-operative sector stay relevant in the internet age? Have you noticed how more and more aspects of our lives are being managed and moved online? ¿Te das cuenta de que cad vez más aspectos de nuestras vidas se manejan y se trasladan en línea? The Time Is Now! Commons From Past to Present: […]

How are cooperatives and the commons alike? ~ 0 ~

Worker cooperativism has to recover the old mutual objectives to be an alternative to the poisonous game of over-scaled capitalism.

Interesting articles for December 14, 2016 ~ 0 ~ Dec 2016

How Rural Residents Are Switching from Employees to Business Owners The retirement of the baby boom generation of business proprietors is predicted to result in a major turnover in ownership. Developing an ownership succession plan is especially challenging in rural areas. La jubilación de propietarios de negocios de la generación del “baby boom” va a […]

Does the commons mean sacrifice? ~ 0 ~

This is part three in my interview with David de Ugarte. Today, I ask: Should participation in the commons be understood as a sacrifice, or rather, does it bring advantages?

Interesting articles for December 15, 2016 ~ 0 ~ Dec 2016

Co-ops make a difference. But how do we know they do? While it can be demanding on resources and time to quantify this wider contribution, it is probably about time that we took the measurement of the social value that co-ops create more seriously. Aunque cuesta muchos recursos y tiempo cuantificar esta contribución más amplia, […]

A practical example of the commons: free software ~ 0 ~

Small producers in all sectors cannot leave the commons and distributed networks aside.

Interesting articles for December 16, 2016 ~ 0 ~ Dec 2016

Seizing the Production of Means I like the name of this site, I like the name of this article, and I like this article. Me gusta el nombre de este sitio de web, me gusta el nombre del artículo, y me gusta el artículo. Co-operatives and the gig economy The co-op movement needs to get […]

The relationship between the physical and digital commons ~ 0 ~

What’s most important today? To join the physical and digital commons, cooperativism and commons, and do it from the very beginning.

The digital commons in the age of fake news ~ 0 ~ Dec 2016

Putting information in the commons doesn’t make sharing happen so much as formally recognize that it’s been happening all along, and encourage others to improve on it.