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#coops14 continues: Guardian, Facebook, Cyberunions and Breakfast

Thanks to the Guardian for publishing Why co-operatives matter written by two members of our co-op. Also today, I’m pictured being given a share by Giles Simon of our national co-ordinating co-op on the Co-operatives Fortnight Facebook page. I’m not … Continue reading

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John the Revolution!

If you were watching itv1 last night (or since), you might have seen the co-operative group’s Join the Revolution advert that hints at how buying from co-op shops helps to support a wide range of other co-operative efforts. This isn’t … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Attractions

Members of our co-op will be attending: North Somerset Cycle Forum, Yatton, Somerset, 9 September 2010 A Roundtable Discussion about Bristol City Council’s Future Web Platform (#BCCWeb), Bristol, 10 September 2010 Futures North, Leeds, 11 September 2010 Bristol Business Show, … Continue reading

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The Co-operative Development Review: a call for evidence

Cooperatives-UK Chief Executive Ed Mayo has asked Robin Murray to undertake a brief review of the potential for expansion of co-operation in the UK, and the infrastructure necessary to support it. The review is intentionally wide ranging. It covers areas … Continue reading

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WordCamp UK, 17-18 July 2010 in Manchester

Advance notice of WordCamp UK 2010 on 17-18 July 2010 in Manchester. Ticket sales expected in early April 2010. I voted for the Portsmouth bid, so of course Manchester won(!) I’ve passed the event details to our co-op for consideration. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Creating a World Without Poverty

I was referred to Creating a World Without Poverty during a discussion on advogato some months ago, but it took rather a long time to obtain the book for various reasons and then I forgot about this review until a … Continue reading

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Copyrighting the Future consultation ends this month

The Copyrighting the Future: Keeping ahead of the game consultation finishes in a month’s time (6 February). They actually called it that – “copyrighting the future” – can you believe it? In case you haven’t seen it yet, this is … Continue reading

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“your country continues to turn into Big Brother”

Just received this comment from Jimmy Kaplowitz over in the US: “yuck, your country continues to turn into Big Brother: BBC News: Giant database plan ‘Orwellian’” Hell, yeah. That’s a reason why my support for the party is so weak … Continue reading

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Bristol and Bath LUG Meeting 23 August 2008

Apparently the LUG’s website is still off-line and there’s no idea when it will return, so let me use this site to help announce that the LUG’s regular meeting at the Knights Templar public house, near Isambard Walk, Bristol, will … Continue reading

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Gov.UK Consults on Forced ISP Snooping: Please Say NO

Argh! Our beloved leaders have just started a consultation on making it mandatory for internet service providers to keep email and web logs for a year and deliver them to local councils and police on request. Large ISPs have already … Continue reading

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