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Solidarity Economy at USSF

Unfortunately, I haven’t blogged much on my experience at the US Social Forum. in short, it was great and I recommend attending any one you can get to. Hopefully Iĺl follow up on that statement. I have multiple social interests, so my time was divided. I also attended as part of a family vacation, so … Continue reading

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Almost a million Berkshares in circulation

There are about 844,000 BerkShares in circulation, worth $759,600 at the fixed exchange rate of 1 BerkShare to 90 U.S. cents, according to program organizers. The paper scrip is available in denominations of one, five, 10, 20 and 50. In their 10 months of circulation, they’ve become a regular feature of the local economy. Businesses … Continue reading

austin time exchange network / complementary currency / economia solidaria / money / solidarity economics / time bank

Barcelona Time Banks on "The World"

PRI’s “The World” ran a great story on a Time Bank experience in Barcelona. The World’s Gerry Hadden reports that a barter system is catching on in Barcelona, Spain. People register with what’s called a time bank to trade services. They might teach a language or do home repairs. The hours they work become time … Continue reading

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Austin Time Exchange 1st Anniversary Celebration

Austin Time Exchange 1st Anniversary Celebration Please come celebrate with us!!! You are invited to attend an event marking the 1st anniversary of the Austin Time Exchange. On Sunday, June 3rd from 6pm-9pm, we will be hosting a gathering at Monkey Wrench Books. We will be enjoying beer and light refreshments from 6pm-8pm and will … Continue reading

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Economia Solidária

Economia Solidária I have trouble blogging frequently because I use to write fully researched articles and was called a journalist before bloggers came along. Instead of infrequency, I think I’ll settle for short bursts like others do. This time, I’ll point out the remembrance that I understand Spanish and Portuguese. I often enjoy story that … Continue reading

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Upcoming Time Exchange Orientations

Austin Time Exchangehttp://www.austintimeexchange.orgThese are the dates for upcoming Time Exchange orientations. Orientation Dates Tuesday, May 8th at 7:00pm — Ventana del Soul Cultural Center, 1834 E. Oltorf Saturday, May. 12th at 11:30am — Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez St. Monday, June 4th at 7:00pm — Terrazas Branch Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez St. … Continue reading

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Codeathon Participants Earn Time Exchange For Their Volunteer Time

Participants earn time to receive services for their work building open source software to benefit the nonprofit community. (Austin, TX) The Austin Time Exchange Network (ATEN) helps people trade an hour of work for another hour of work within a community. Instead of bartering between just two people and placing different values on the service, … Continue reading