Humans United in Mutual Aid Networks

The HUMANs - a cooperative network of peer support for building and living a mutual aid economy,  open to members around the world

What would it look like if everyone were doing the work they loved, what they felt called to do?

What if everyone had the opportunity to build their skills to their maximum capability, and then apply them to making their communities whole and beautiful?

Let's find out!

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Mutual Aid Networks (MANs) are a new type of networked cooperative creating means for everyone to discover and succeed in work they want to do, with the support of their community. We create opportunities to support each other’s right to a Human Livelihood, or Lively Humanhood, doing the variety of work we really wish to do in the world, changing the meaning of “working for the MAN.”

Through the HUMANs (Humans United in Mutual Aid Networks, formerly the Main MAN), a global umbrella cooperative, all sister sites and members share knowledge, material support, and tools - including software for organizing, exchanging, and project management.

Together we demonstrate that the economy is what we make it.

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The cooperative structure is the circle around us. As members of this cooperative, each of us has a say in governance and a stake in ownership. The economic tools, on the + axis, are how we support ourselves and our projects. The social tools, on the x axis, are how we learn to organize ourselves to do our work and create lively humanhoods for ourselves and our communities. The MAN in the middle is how we organize the whole cooperative to move these pieces in concert. 

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