Fairmarket Beta Prelaunch Call

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Almost a year has passed since we last did a call-out for testing (/fairmarket-alpha-testing/) and a lot has changed with FairMarket. First we had internal problems because the first small FairMarket devteam disbanded and it was months until in autumn a new one came into being; now more participative and stronger for the challenges at hand: to became a crucial …

Summary of the 5th FairCoop Open Global Assembly

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The 5th Global Assembly took place last January 21th with greater participation than previously. Here is a summary of the issues and what was decided: 1. Fairmarket Update The work is going fine and we presume we can have the beta version ready at the begining of March. We talked about technical improvements, the payment processor we are implementing, a …

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FairCoop Launches a Crowdfunding campaign to create a Refugees Fund

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Against the inhumanity of governments, the solidarity of the people. During 2015, more than 3,000 people drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe safely, and of the nearly a million people got it, only about 300 have the refugee status and was resettled. The rest are wandering through different border countries in Europe, trying to get to a safe …

Freedom Coop: A FairCoop Project Wins the Self-Sustaining Creative Economy Award

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Last Saturday January 16th the winner of the Self-Sustaining Creative Economy Award was anounced as being ‘Freedom Coop‘, the latest project with which FairCoop is involved. The prize of €9,500 will be a great help towards the implemention of the final project. This award was launched by the artists Nuria Güell and Levi Orta as part of their project “Degenerated …

Notes from the 4th FairCoop Open Assembly

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The last assembly of the year was held on December 17th 2015, with a high participation, growing every month.  We discussed and decided the following points: 1. How FairCoop can help to promote the use of Faircoin at the local and regional level together with local nodes and how local nodes can be proactive inachieving that goal. We have open …

Notes from the 3rd Global Open Assembly.

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As on each penultimate Thursday of the month, last November 19 the third open FairCoop assembly was held, showing a greater attendance than previously, and in this post we are publishing a summary of the most important issues discussed there. We started with the most important project currently underway within FairCoop: the FairMarket. At the meeting we discussed the various …

Neither In Nor Out – Towards a socio-economic community of European peoples.

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Enric Duran Interview  28/09/2015 Periódico Diagonal. One of the pillars of the dominating troika system in the European Union is the threat that, for any country that leaves the euro system, they will find their substitute currency devalued, thus affecting the savings of the middle classes in those counties.  Those middle classes typically being the ones who sway the vote …

The FairCoop practical guide to what is and how to use Faircoin

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One of the main objectives of FairCoop is to provide tools that facilitate the development and expansion of a new postcapitalist economic system based on collaboration. That‘s why the FairCoop team has developed a practical guide on how to use each of these tools, available for PCs, mobile devices and even on paper. FairCoin, one of the pillars of FairCoop economic …

Let’s celebrate FairFriday!

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On November 27 half the world is going to be having a Black Friday. On this day the greatest orgy of consumption of the year is celebrated, promoted by a system which causes great damage to both the environment and human beings – in order to hide the great dissatisfaction we feel in our lives under a pile of bags …

FairCoop keeps spreading

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In recent months FairCoop has had the opportunity to participate in various events in different parts of Europe and we want to tell you how it’s been going. In Spain we took part in several events and festivals: During the week of 2 to 6 September we were present at Fair Imaxinaria in Galicia. During the fair, Faircoins could be used …