Platform Cooperativism

Everything for everyone: Michel Bauwens interviews Nathan Schneider

This book followed especially naturally from the Occupy one, Thank You, Anarchy. After the protests died down in 2012 and 2013, I started noticing that some of the activists I’d been following got involved in cooperative businesses. The first business I know of that started at Occupy Wall Street was a worker co-op print shop. Other people were helping create co-ops in areas of New York hit by Hurricane Sandy. There was this euphoria about the idea of co-ops among many of these people—a way of earning a livelihood while retaining the democratic values of the protests. I experienced a bit of that euphoria myself, which turned to a more serious fascination as I realized how long and deep this cooperative tradition has been.
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Developing a Coop-Commons alliance for a Collaborative Equitable and Participatory Economy

In-depth report from the Platform and Open Cooperativism Conference at the European Economic and Social Committee, 5 December 2016. Includes audio.
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How Platform Coops Can Beat Death Stars Like Uber to Create a Real Sharing Economy

We have an epic choice before us between platform coops and Death Star platforms, and the time to decide is now.
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