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How the co-op movement made steps towards equality in 2017

By on January 12, 2018

An encouraging article which, among other things, mentions Platform Coops. Let’s hope that in 2018 we can speak about strides, rather than steps. The article was originally published in Cooperative News. Building a ‘human economy’ Co-ops have a key part to play if the world is to move to a “human economy” says Oxfam after... Continue reading

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Participation, codesign, diversity: Trebor Scholz on Platform Cooperativism

By on December 8, 2017

Originally published at Platform.coop here are the notes from Trebor Scholz’s recent intervention at the Tenerife Colaborativa conference. If you read Spanish, you can download the introduction to platform cooperativism here. Trebor Scholz: It’s exhilarating to be here on the Canary Islands seeing this large group of people committing itself to building a more equitable... Continue reading

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​Co-opting the University: Can the Cooperative Model Bring Economic Justice to the Ivory Tower?

By on November 8, 2017

“University-wide decisions should be made through collective councils of students, faculty, staff, and members of our communities; Finances should be determined through participatory budgeting processes. A co-op college would center supporting students, faculty, and community leaders with the understanding that once they’re taken care of, incredible, creative projects and research will flourish.” Trebor Scholz interviews... Continue reading

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Looking back on “Platform Cooperativism: Building the Cooperative Internet”

By on November 5, 2017

This year’s Platform Cooperativism conference is titled “The People’s Disruption: Platform Co-ops for Global Challenges” and will take place at the New School in New York City on November 10th and 11th. On its eve we’d like to present some of the outcomes of last year’s conference “Building the Cooperative Internet“.  The following content was originally published... Continue reading

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This Platform Kills Fascists: Nathan Schneider on Platform Cooperativism

By on October 19, 2017

Nathan Schneider is interviewed on Platform Cooperativism for the book Tech Against Trump. This excerpt was originally published in Logic Magazine: Over the past few years, journalist Nathan Schneider has become a leading advocate for “platform cooperativism.” Together with the scholar and activist Trebor Scholz, Nathan co-organized the first conference on platform cooperativism at the... Continue reading

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