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The global co-op week in review
It has been a busy week for co-ops from all over the world. In the US, co-operators share their reactions to meeting at the White House, Co-operatives UK released a report on the advantages of media co-operatives and Australia celebrated changes in co-operative law.
Storified by · Fri, May 11 2012 04:55:07
First we take a look back at the National Briefing meeting at the White House last Friday, where 150 co-op leaders attended Washington DC, to meet with the Obama Administration.
USFWC member Coop Care of WI just got a shout out as the largest job creator in their county. That's a REAL job creator, folks!USFWC
and all the great Co-ops here at the White House today, I heard so many really impressive stories! #coopsJon Carson
On the whole, WH staff is very supportive and receptive. Taking lots of notes, helping strategize around policy opportunities.USFWC
David Thompson writes up an exciting account of the U.S. co-ops' visit to the White House last Friday. Good... http://fb.me/1CMokTBLlCDI
Across the pond Co-operatives UK released a report, entitled Good News, by Dave Boyle, on how media co-operatives could save a dwindling newspaper industry. They followed this up with a live interview on Twitter.
Lucid, provocative and trenchant pamphlet on co-operative ownership and participation in the media by
"Just because we don't have the media we want, doesn't mean there isn't a media we need"
#coops (PDF download)Calverts
Media outlets need audiences to take bigger responsibility for funding them, #coops provide organisational software for this since 1844Dave Boyle
: Everyone was talking abt how the Internet was killing media, not poor investor ownership. #coops solve big media probs of funding & ethicsGareth Wright
Travelling back across to the other side of the world, on Wednesday Australia helped to strengthen the co-operative sector by passing laws which slashed red tape and reduced costs.
NEW CO-OPERATIVES LAWS - Media Release from The Hon Anthony Roberts MP Minister for Fair Trading
At last! new #coops laws to cut costs and reduce red tape in #iyc2012 good timing | IYC 2012 Australia:
In Alberta, Canada the Alberta Community and Co-operative Association’s discussed what the co-operative movement could do for Canada's 150th birthday and to celebrate the work they have achieved over the year.
What were some of the outcomes, next steps from ACCA's Open House event? Find out in this story:
"This will have an application from one end of the province to the other."
#Alberta #coops #neweconomyACCA
thank you very much for the great story on Community Economic Development Investment Funds and #coops in #NovaScotia!NSCo-opCouncil
I know we've posted this before, but a very cool info-graphic Banks vs Credit Unions http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/05/banks-vs-credit-unions/ACCA