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  1. Susan Singer, SCPM
    San Diego brewery goes 30% ESOP+will eventually be 100% employee-owned.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Modern Times is California's First Employee Owned Brewery • thefullpint.com
    thefullpint.com (San Diego, CA) – Over the last few years, brewery ownership-change announcements have been almost universally of the depressing, major-conglomerate-acquisition variety, which makes us even more insanely thrilled to tell you all that Modern Times...
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  2. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Museum of Capitalism opens - and isn't what you might expect.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Opening day at Oakland’s Museum of Capitalism
    www.salon.com Oakland's new Museum of Capitalism is charming, enriching, and sure to infuriate...
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  3. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Electric Co-ops and Renewable Energy
    Half hour interview with Bill Moyer (Backbone Campaign) and Diane Wittner.
    www.youtube.com "Solutionary Perspectives" is a podcast series hosted by Bill Moyer and Diane Wittner, examining the perspectives of Solutionary Rail allies and...
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  4. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Businesses across the US whose owners are retiring have an opportunity to transition ownership to their employees. https://vtdigger.org/2017/06/06/national-group-says-employee-ownership-win-win/
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  5. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Six Operational Advantages of Worker Co-ops
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Six Operational Advantages of Worker Cooperatives
    www.shareable.net I am concerned that the economic advantages of organizing businesses as worker cooperatives are often forgotten, while idealistic goals often become the sole focus and motivation. Given the advantages available, worker cooperatives can be as...
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  6. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Free seminar: access to capital for co-ops.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Access to Capital: Borrowing Options for Worker Co-ops Webinar
    usworker.coop May 25, 2017 3:00 PM in Eastern Time on Zoom Hear from a panel of cooperative lenders about the finance options you have access to as coops and as members. Presenters: Cooperative Fund –...
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  7. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Two bills are pending.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Congress Has Chance to Support Worker Co-ops With Two New Bills
    nextcity.org Taking a cue from...
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  8. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Publix - with over 120K people participating in their ESOP - is the largest EMPLOYEE-OWNED retail grocery chain in the US. Co-ops and other worker-owned entities *can* compete.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    This regional chain just beat Trader Joe's and Kroger as America's favorite grocery store
    www.businessinsider.com Publix was voted the best grocery store chain in the US in a survey done by Market Force...
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  9. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Bill introduced to encourage worker-owned entities.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Legislative Package Introduced to Encourage Employee-Owned Companies
    www.commondreams.org Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), along with Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), introduced two pieces of legislation Thursday to help workers around the country form employee-owned businesses.Broad-based...
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  10. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Bernie Sanders intros legislation to encourage worker-owned entities.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Legislative Package Introduced to Encourage Employee-Owned Companies
    www.commondreams.org Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), along with Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), introduced two pieces of legislation Thursday to help workers around the country form employee-owned businesses.Broad-based...
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  11. Susan Singer, SCPM
    "Remakery" - a social enterprise that teaches repair.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Every Town Needs a Remakery
    www.filmsforaction.org The Edinburgh Remakery is a social enterprise that teaches repair. The shop sells refurbished computers and furniture, and hosts workshops where people can come along and learn how to repair...
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  12. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Internet-based P2P infrastructures allow individuals to communicate, self-organize and co-create abundant, practical value in the form of digital commons, often comprising knowledge, software and design.

    The most familiar examples include the free encyclopedia Wikipedia, free and open-source projects such as Linux, the Apache HTTP Server, Mozilla Firefox and WordPress, and open design communities such as Wikihouse, RepRap and Farm Hack.

    Open Cooperativism, in addition to proposing alternatives for gig-economy workers, focuses on traditional co-ops and P2P/Commons movement.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    From Platform to Open Cooperativism - Commons Transition
    commonstransition.org Two movements mesh cooperative traditions with the digital revolution: Platform Cooperativism, and Open Cooperativism. How do they...
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  13. Susan Singer, SCPM
    New white papers on Cooperative Economic Democracy:
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    New Systems — Possibilities and Proposals: Volume Six
    www.thenextsystem.org Four new papers on how to build an economy rooted in solidarity, cooperation, joy, and public...
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  14. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Co-op conference, April 28-29, in San Francisco.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    2017 California Co-op Conference | California Center for Cooperative Development
    cccd.coop The California Co-op Conference celebrates cooperatives each year by sharing successes and providing you with the most effective ways you can help strengthen and expand the cooperative movement! You won't want to miss the inspirational keynote by...
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  15. Susan Singer, SCPM
    The College has delivered more than 5,980 hours of learning in its 15 months of operation, developed more than 100 training courses (both online and face-to-face), and has supported over 600 co-operative schools in England.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Co-operative College presents results after 15 months under new structure - Co-operative News
    www.thenews.coop The Co-operative College presented members with the results at its AGM last week, after the first year under its new legal structure. At last year’s meeting it unveiled a long-term strategy of investment for growth, which has reduced its total...
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  16. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Building cooperative solidarity through democratically-run enterprises.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Jessica Gordon Nembhard's "Cooperative Solidarity Commonwealth"
    www.thenextsystem.org Nembhard's vision for a next system created from the bottom up, building upon multiple grassroots cooperative enterprises, and democratic community-based economic...
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  17. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Enhancing business performance through co-operative management practices.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Unique learning event for co-op executives - Co-operative News
    www.thenews.coop Co-operative CEOs and senior managers in the UK and Canada have been invited to a unique new three-day learning and networking event. The Executive Education Course, run by St Mary’s University of Halifax, Canada, is an interactive professional...
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  18. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Nonprofits are under-financed and overwhelmed. Are worker-directed nonprofit orgs the future model we need?
    nonprofitquarterly.org VOICES FROM THE FIELD: This “Voices from the Field” explores the potential advantages of shifting from a traditional leadership model focused on one person or a small cadre to one where authority is shared among all who do the...
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  19. Susan Singer, SCPM
    With a personnel shortage predicted in elder care, a new project to study and scale co-ops has been initiated.
    http://homehealthcarenews.com/2017/03/aarp-funds-project-to-explore-home-care-cooperative-sustainability/#.WNxuRlpPRf0.facebook
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  20. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Platform cooperativism and commons-based peer production.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Cooperativism in the Digital Era, or How to Form a Global Counter-Economy - Resilience
    www.resilience.org The concept of open cooperativism has been conceived as an effort to infuse cooperatives with the basic principles of commons-based peer...
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  21. Susan Singer, SCPM
    Community Land Trusts began in the US as a model of land tenure resulting from the civil rights movement. They've gained popularity over recent years, spreading across continents and contexts. Here are six.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    Community Land Trust Models and Housing Coops from Around the World - Resilience
    www.resilience.org Community Land Trusts began in the United States as a model of land tenure that emerged from the civil rights movement in the...
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  22. Onur Dokuz

    Onur Dokuz

    27/03/2017
    Onur Dokuz
    Greek Government prepares legal framework for energy cooperatives
    balkangreenenergynews.com Draft bill which will permit establishment of energy cooperatives should be finished next month. Consumers could become shareholders in energy...
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    Susan Singer, SCPM
    27/03/2017 #2 Susan Singer, SCPM
    A draft bill on energy cooperatives will be in the Greek Parliament some time next month. Experts and officials are currently reviewing all economic, technical, scientific and other aspects of this project which will not only regulate its launch and operation, but will encourage local communities to be engaged in energy production projects.
    Susan Singer, SCPM
    27/03/2017 #1 Susan Singer, SCPM
    Thank you, Onur. I shared this with my Democracy@Work co-op group!