Why Are Young People Joining Cooperatives?

By Nithin Coca, Shareable.net -

For many, cooperatives represent the past, not the future. But young people around the globe are challenging that notion. At the International Cooperative Alliance Conference, held in November in [...]

Seymour Melman And The New American Revolution

By Johnathan Feldman, counterpunch.org -

Seymour Melman believed that both political and economic decline could be reversed by vastly scaling back the U.S. military budget which represented a gigantic opportunity cost to the national [...]

FairCoop: An Alternative System Outside Of Capitalism

By Niko Georgiades, geo.coop -

Athens, Greece – Tools born from the internet, applied across autonomous networks and movements seeking alternatives to capitalism, are providing the infrastructure of alternative societies. In [...]

Organic Farm Co-op: World’s Largest Will Use 100% Renewables

By Staff, thenews.coop -

By Staff of Co-operative News - Organic Valley is creating a solar partnership that is set to increase overall usage in Wisconsin by 15%, and will incorporate insect-friendly habitat. Organic [...]

Five Ways Co-ops Are Countering Corporate Power In Cities

By Nick Stumo-Langer, nextcity.org -

By Nick Stumo-Langer for Next City - As local economies suffer from market concentration in economic sectors ranging from retail to banking, cooperatives across industries are helping to [...]

A Worker Co-op For Returning Citizens

By J. Gabriel Ware, geo.coop -

By J. Gabriel Ware for Grassroots Economic Organizing - The United States has the world’s highest incarceration rate, with more than 2.2 million people in prison. And within the United States, [...]

Newsletter – From Neoliberal Injustice To Economic Democracy

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.popularresistance.org -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. This week, we will focus on positive work that people are doing to change current systems in ways that reduce the wealth divide, meet basic needs, build peace [...]

Greece: Alternative Economies & Community Currencies Pt. 3

By Niko Georgiades, unicornriot.ninja -

By Niko Georgiades for Unicorn Riot - Athens, Greece – Tools born from the internet, applied across autonomous networks and movements seeking alternatives to capitalism, are providing the [...]

Huge Mobile Home Park Co-op Deal Puts Residents In Charge

By Suzanne Potter, publicnewsservice.org -

By Suzanne Potter for Public News Service - HALIFAX, Mass. – In a deal that is the largest of its kind, this week a group of 700 Halifax residents bought the mobile-home park where they live for [...]

4 Energy Cooperatives Leading The Way To A Sustainable Future

By Lynn Benander, Diego Angarita Horowitz, Isaac Baker, alternet.org -

By Lynn Benander, Diego Angarita Horowitz, Isaac Baker for Island Press - In the early 2000s in the northeastern United States, a perfect storm was brewing in which the electric utilities were [...]

‘State Of The Co-op Economy’ Report Counts 40,000 Co-Ops

By Elizabeth Lechleitner, www.ncba.coop -

By Elizabeth Lechleitner for NCBA CLUSA - In recent years, NCBA CLUSA has estimated that there are about 40,000 cooperative businesses within the U.S. Now, new research from the University of [...]

Greece: Alternative Economies & Community Currencies Pt. 1

By Niko Georgiades, www.unicornriot.ninja -

By Niko Georgiades for Unicorn Riot - Athens, Greece – While capitalism and consumerism dominate the culture of the United States of America and the Western world, community currencies are [...]

Arkansas Farmers Join Cooperatives to Make Small Farming Possible

By Staff, www.foodtank.com -

By Staff for the Food Tank. In addition to providing fresh produce and meat for families in Arkansas, New South Produce Cooperative and Grassroots Farmer’s Cooperative supply financial and [...]

Electricity Cooperatives Paving The Way For A Renewable Future

By Kevin Stark, www.shareable.net -

By Kevin Stark for Shareable - That's exactly how the cooperative system is supposed to work, he added. It's an example of a core tenant of electricity cooperatives: sharing ideas. "It's a [...]

Channel Zero: A 24-7 Horizontal Anarchist Radio Station

By Chris Steele, www.popularresistance.org -

By Chris Steele. Channel Zero is a newly formed network of several anarchist and anti-authoritarian English language podcasts that launched on August 9, 2017. The 24-7 audio stream and website [...]