Steve Herrick

A blog in las Indias network

Grupo de Cooperativas de las Indias

Why we don’t have a digital commons ~ 4 ~ Jan 2017

The problem with building the digital commons isn’t that people don’t use a variety of open licenses. It’s that they do.

Interesting articles for January 6, 2017 ~ 0 ~ Jan 2017

A nuestros/as compañeros/as, los/as trabajadores/as de la Cooperativa de Trabajo Hotel BAUEN El 27 de diciembre, Mauricio Macri vetó la Ley de expropiación del Hotel BAUEN, sancionada por amplia mayoría en el Congreso de la Nación. Los fundamentos del decreto aluden principalmente al costo fiscal de una medida que favorece ‘exclusivamente a un grupo particularizado […]

Interesting articles for January 9, 2017 ~ 0 ~ Jan 2017

Value in the Commons Economy Our main thesis is that we are moving from a system based on the creation of value through labor and capital in a market system, to a system which recognizes broader value streams, which are experienced as ‘contributions’ to systems that are based on the co-construction of shared resources, i.e. […]

Preventing digital enclosure ~ 0 ~ Jan 2017

The commons isn’t something we have, it’s something we do.

Interesting articles for January 13, 2017 ~ 0 ~ Jan 2017

Forget Twitter, Let’s Buy Medium Are we ready to turn Medium into a Balanced Ownership Platform Co-op, and change the internet for the better? ¿Estamos listos para convertir Medium en una Cooperativa Plataforma de Propiedad Balanceada y mejorar el Internet? The Digital Republic | David Bollier What is this Digital Republic? It is the federation […]

Interesting articles for January 18, 2017 ~ 0 ~ Jan 2017

Peer-to-peer: a new opportunity for the left Digital technologies allow for the creation of a new mode of production, a new mode of allocation, and new types of social relations beyond the state-market nexus. Las tecnologías digitales permiten la creación de un nuevo modo de producción, un nuevo modo de distribución, y nuevos tipos de […]

Reinventing the Popular University ~ 2 ~ Jan 2017

We’ve come up with a formula and a practice that we believe is capable of making up for what’s been lost with the end of the University as a place of humanistic learning and a natural space for the development of personal autonomy.

Interesting articles for January 24, 2017 ~ 0 ~ Jan 2017

Afghan Beekeepers Demonstrate the Power of Co-ops to Transform Lives The cooperative beekeeping industry is an example of how co-ops can transform the lives of people with limited access to resources — those who have historically been unable to create entrepreneurial ventures. La industria apícola cooperativa es un ejemplo de como las cooperativas pueden transformar […]

Interesting articles for January 25, 2017 ~ 0 ~ Jan 2017

Rules by Commonsplace In this episode: Boulder, Philadelphia, Minnesota, California, and more. En este episodio, noticias de Boulder, Filadelfia, Minnesota, California, y más. Podcast: How People Around the World Are Building a Solidarity Economy In the face of social and ecological peril, there’s a movement that continues to build and resist. This podcast will take […]

A truncated “cooperativism” for millennials? ~ 0 ~ Jan 2017

“Platform cooperativism” is a truncated version of cooperativism. If we want to conquer work to reconquer life, we must not fear life and try to protect ourselves from it, but embrace it.

Interesting articles for January 27, 2017 ~ 0 ~ Jan 2017

Union co-operatives: what they are and why we need them Unions play a vital role in counter-balancing alienation and frustration, responding to organizations imposing alienating practices on their workers. However, neoliberal policies have contributed to a long-term decline of union membership and influence in the Anglosphere and elsewhere. Los sindicatos juegan un rol vital en […]

Interesting articles for January 31, 2017 ~ 0 ~ Jan 2017

From Grocery Stores to Labor Unions, Cooperatives Were the Answer Worker-ownership economics catch on in Ohio, Nevada, and North Carolina. La economía de propiedad de los trabajadores se fomenta en Ohio, Nevada, y Carolina del Norte. Les presentamos la nueva biblioteca de cultura digital de Ártica Inauguramos la nueva biblioteca de Ártica, donde encontrarán libros […]