Community Land Trust Builds Social Housing

By Brittany Ebeling, GEO Coop. -

European communities are adapting the U.S. model of the community land trust to mitigate the housing affordability crisis. While trusts in the U.S. stemmed from the civil rights movement with the [...]

How To Turn Your Non-Profit Into A Worker Co-op

By GEO Collective. -

If people who want to start a worker-owned cooperative are currently working for a government agency — like we were working for a nonprofit that was contracting with a government agency — but [...]

People With Jobs Are Sharing Their Stimulus Checks With People Out Of Work

By April M. Short, Independent Media Institute. -

The responses of governments around the world to the pandemic and its resulting economic impacts are revealing and varied. As officials enact measures to keep economies afloat and keep people [...]

Ten Point Agenda For The Global South

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

In 1974, the United Nations General Assembly passed a New International Economic Order (NIEO), which was driven by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). The resolution laid out a clear plan for the [...]

Democratizing Energy To Counter The Climate Catastrophe

By Lavinia Steinfort, ROAR Magazine. -

Youth climate activists have been striking to demand immediate climate action from political powers. They conjoined the issues of climate and labor by calling for a global climate strike in [...]

Reclaiming Work: Can Cooperatives Overthrow The Gig Economy?

By Shyam Krishna, Red Pepper. -

The pandemic has brought into focus the stark conditions and precarity faced by workers in the gig-economy. When the dust settles, can these workers who were at the frontlines of this crisis [...]

Why Banking Needs A Co-operative Revolution

By Iwan Doherty, Mutual Interest. -

You’d struggle to find anyone who believes our current banking sector was the ideal one for producing and maintaining a strong and just economy. The 2008 crisis showed how unstable, and vital to [...]

Solidarity Gardens Launched To Address Food Disruption And Insecurity

By Solidarity Gardens CU. -

Champaign-Urbana, IL - Individuals and organizations are encouraged and empowered to plant gardens throughout the Champaign-Urbana area and donate use of land, garden supplies, and expertise [...]

Black Power Through Participatory Budgeting

I’ve spent the last two and half years learning and implementing participatory budgeting in New York City, first from within the New York City Council and now as a staff member of Participatory [...]

The Future Is Public

By the Transnational Institute. -

Resistance to privatisation has turned into a powerful force for change. (Re)municipalisation refers to the reclaiming of public ownership of services as well as the creation of new public [...]

Co-op Has A Plan To Democratise Large Parts Of The Internet

By Leo Sammallahti, Co-op Exchange. -

Around 5% of all websites use the .org domain, with the most popular being Wikipedia. These websites represent around 6% of the top 1000 websites and 7% of the top 100 000 domains. The domain [...]

What Future Do We Want?

By Mathis Wackernagel, Footprint Network. -

The radical slowdown of the global economy, due to humanity’s efforts to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, has reduced carbon emissions and resource demand significantly over the last [...]

Group Hopes To See New Economy Emerge Based On Hawaiian Values

By Dan Nakaso, Star-Advertiser. -

A new group that wants to reboot Hawaii’s tourist-based economy in the era of the new coronavirus announced a four-step plan Tuesday to come up with ideas by August based on Native Hawaiian [...]

Tenants Buy Properties From Negligent Landlord Who Tried To Evict Them

By Max Nesterak, Minnesota Reformer.   -

Thirty-eight families in south Minneapolis will gain ownership of their five apartment buildings after spending years battling with their landlord, Stephen Frenz, who had been trying to evict [...]

The Case For Degrowth In A Time Of Pandemic

By Giorgos Kalli,  Susan Paulson, Giacomo D'Alise, Federico Demaria, The Ecologist. -

To be more resilient to crises – pandemic, climatic, financial, or political – we need to build systems capable of scaling back production in ways that do not cause loss of livelihood or life. We [...]