Hello friends! This is the first FairCoop Bulletin; we plan on sending these out on a semi-regular, (non-spammy) basis to let you know what’s going on in the global Fair.coop movement. The wealth of any movement is its members so please if you have any doubts, questions, suggestions or downright inspirations, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and get involved.
1. Participate in defining how FairCoop is going to make decisions!
Ok first of all, as you probably know, the decision-making structure of Fair.coop is based around councils, like the branches of a tree, and the ‘trunk’ of this tree is the provisional Ecosystemic Council, which is now beginning to do its work, and as one of its main tasks has developed a draft of the methodological process for making decisions at FairCoop ecosystem level.
Right now the draft has been published here.
Please have a read – there are two weeks for the document to be discussed and improved in our own social network, the Fairnetwork.
These are the complete deadlines that are scheduled:
Draft: 06-18 November
internal discussion on the council: 19-26 November
open discussion on the network: 27 -17 December
draft update with network: 18-21 December
Voting: (to confirm between finals of December and beginnings of January)
2. Internal economics updates
FairCoop has received a donation of 12600 euros from lush.com, an international Fair Trade company dedicated to fresh hand made cosmetics, that is involved in helping activists and good causes, like permaculture and animal rights around the world. Our ongoing conversation with Lush continues to make broader collaborations in the near future possible.
At the same time that we are able to share this information we have published the incomes and spends of the first three months of FairCoop activity. You can get the info and make comments in this link: https://fair.to/SLgom
3. A new network front page has been released. From here it will be easy for you to browse the different resources of the FairNetwork.
4. A new local nodes guide has been published, if you are interested in setting up a local node, check out this document!
5. The translation to diverse languages continues!
German and Romanian, are already translated and we are working for add they in the site. More help is needed for those languages that are in the works, like, Portuguese, Italian, Norwegian, Dutch…
Check how to contribute to translations here:
Also we want to remind you that if you don’t feel totally confident writing in English you can write in your own language. To make it easy for everyone to follow the discussions, we would like to suggest using these two forums for multilingual writings:
– For asking questions: https://fair.coop/groups/faircoop-community/ask-us-anything/forum/
– For sharing ideas, proposals, thoughts, etc…: FairCoop Community -> https://fair.coop/groups/faircoop-community/forum/
6. Call for the Global South Council. The process for receiving the biographies of the candidates who want to become members of the first (provisional) Global South Council is open. If you are interested in becoming part of the council, please send your bio to any of the Ecosystemic Council members (https://fair.coop/ecosystemic-council/). If you aren’t yet in contact with any of us, please contact us at coop at fair.coop