Author Archives: Lillian Lawson Geddes

The Tolpuddle Martyrs were Mutualists.

In 1834 Agricultural Labourers in Tolpuddle England formed a union for the betterment of themselves and others. For this, they were transported to New South Wales. These men were feeling entrapped in poverty and subservience, and they recognised that they … Continue reading

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Mutualism Queensland – The Project starts

GETTING STARTED: The Gibran Place Project is officially up and running. Mutualism is something we do, not something to dream about or work towards. This is a “Here I Stand” statement. It is better to work thoughtfully with a few … Continue reading

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A School Is Born.

On Saturday 30th January 2015 a small group gathered in Beryl Roberts Park, Coopers Plains, Brisbane Australia to start a programme of discussions and workshops. The themes: small group organisation theory, self-management, and Plans For Land and Freedom. The focus … Continue reading

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A School Is Born

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The “Institutional Entrepreneur”

“The true object of politics is to create the institutions which, by being internalised by individuals, most facilitates their accession to their individual autonomy and their effective participation in all forms of explicit power existing in society” – Cornelius Castoriadis. … Continue reading

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Beyond Sociopathy disguised as Mutualism

Maleny Urban Settlement Trust Property Fund No. One commenced business on 15th January 1995 – 18 years ago today. It was set up to house greenie activists. The house, buildings and land at 23 Tamarind Street Maleny was purchased on … Continue reading

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Beyond “Intentional Communities”

With the current downturn in capitalist economies our attention once more turns to other possibilities, and the topics of “communities” and “co-operatives” are popular again. “Intentional Community” is a category and a banner word. It is not a legal structure. … Continue reading

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