When ‘Karens’ Flourished

By Becca Mohally Renk, Jubilee House Community. -

In 2001, my main task in Nicaragua was to be a "Karen": the obnoxious, entitled white woman who uses her privilege to get her way. Although I was only 25, I was able to lend my white face, my [...]

Women In A Housing Cooperative Build Their Own Homes

By Winnie Narváez Herrera, Tortilla con Sal. -

Like every other country, Nicaragua needs more affordable housing. To deal with the shortage, in many places it’s trying out community-based solutions, sharing responsibility between the [...]

Platform Co-op Plans Revolution For Online Tutoring And Teaching

By Anca Voinea, TheNews.coop. -

With schools across the world shutting due to Covid-19, e-learning has become an increasingly popular option around the world – but while this has increased platform revenues, teachers’ pay has [...]

Baltimore Is Democratizing The Economy, One Pint At A Time

By Oscar Perry Abello, Next City. -

On your first day working at Taharka Brothers, a majority-Black-owned ice cream maker in Baltimore, you can join the flavor committee and help create flavors like the limited holiday edition [...]

NYC Drivers Cooperative Aims To Smash Uber’s Exploitative Model

By Hamilton Nolan, In These Times. -

Ken Lewis grew up on the island of Grena­da, and wit­nessed the pro­gres­sive after­math of its 1979 rev­o­lu­tion. ​“I remem­ber the pow­er of coop­er­a­tives, peo­ple get­ting land, turn­ing [...]

Testimonies From The Gloria Quintanilla Women’s Cooperative Of Nicaragua

By Friends of the ATC. -

When a group of campesinas in the community of Santa Julia, Nicaragua founded the Gloria Quintanilla Cooperative in 2008 with the Rural Workers’ Association (Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo [...]

Produce For The People

By Jacquelyn Voghel, Daily Hampshire Gazette. -

Hatfield, MA - For many farmers, the 2020 season has posed numerous difficulties: an ongoing drought, early frost and a need for extra public health precautions amid the pandemic, to name a few. [...]

22 Mayors Want PG&E To Become A Customer-Owned Co-Op

By Marisa Lagos, KQED. -

California - A coalition of public officials representing 5 million Californians — including 22 mayors — wants to see PG&E emerge from bankruptcy as a customer-owned cooperative. And they're [...]

One Of America’s Poorest Cities Has A Radical Plan

By Jordan Heller, Huffington Post. -

Cleveland ― The last time Tymika Thomas’ name appeared in newsprint was in connection with an elaborate 2012 robbery in the Cleveland suburb of Wickliffe in which Thomas and two accomplices stole [...]

Can Worker Cooperatives Alleviate Income Inequality?

By Sarah Jaffee, www.occupy.com -

When Henry Lezama joined Roca Mia Construction, his new colleagues were still in the process of deciding what kind of business, exactly, it would be. On New York’s Rockaway peninsula after [...]

Owning Is The New Sharing

By Nathan Schneider, www.shareable.net -

Dietz is part of a subtle insurgency taking place, one of bylaws, financing schemes, and ownership structures. The details can seem abstruse, but the craving is everywhere. High hopes for a [...]

Denver’s Immigrant Taxi Drivers Build Unionized Workers Co-op

By Minsun Ji, www.labornotes.org -

This month 800 immigrant taxi drivers in Denver—from 24 different countries in Africa—joined the Communications Workers (CWA) Local 7777. They hope to break out of poverty and challenge the [...]

Worker Owned Cooperative Produces Independent Media

By ImportantCool, www.importantcool.com -

ImportantCool is a worker-owned journalism collective which will radically change the way the news is gathered, presented, and consumed. We will give readers, not editors, control over [...]

Workers In Maine Buy Out Their Jobs

By Rob Brown, Noemi Giszpenc and Brian Van Slyke, www.truth-out.org -

On remote Deer Isle, Maine, the movement for a more just and democratic economy won a major victory this summer. More than 60 employees of three retail businesses - Burnt Cove Market, V&S Variety [...]

A Living Laboratory Of Self-Management

By Jordi Blanchar, www.theoccupiedtimes.org -

The CSA Can Vies has been an Autonomous Social Centre (hence the acronym CSA) since it was squatted in 1997. It is situated in Sants, a predominantly working class district away from the cleansed [...]

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