Zev Friedman
Jun 12 · 1 min read

Yes to your U.N. analogy at the end. I think regional mutual aid networks, networked into larger continental and planetary nets, are the best model going to accomplish something like this, especially because they are at least partly self-fundable via co-operative financing mechanisms like savings pools; but also because they can act as edge mediators between “informal” cultural activity and government (i.e. access to collective funding). As in “social co-operatives” in Italy and Spain. A regional mutual aid network can be big enough to have leverage and meet needs that require largescale collaboration, but small enough to remain accountable to its members. Please check out Co-operate WNC, a regional scale initiative that we’ve got off the ground in western North Carolina.

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