Co-Operative Farms: Past, Present, And Future

Aasa Marshall, Cooperativesfirst.com -

Agriculture’s not an easy industry to break into. Start-up costs can be insurmountable; the cost of land alone puts farming out of reach for those who aren’t already in the sector. Most people [...]

The Federation Of Southern Cooperatives: Economic Justice Through Cooperative Development

By Staff, Sharedcapital.coop -

How many co-ops can claim they were founded directly out of the Civil Rights movement? Or that they prevented a crisis predicted by government statisticians? The Federation of Southern [...]

Lessons From 10 Years Of Building The Cooperative Movement

By Staff, Toolboxfored.org -

When TESA first launched roughly ten years ago, it was hard to see a week into the future, let alone a decade. It’s incredible to reflect on so many years spent working with so many people on [...]

Public And Cooperative Sector Contribution To Innovation

By Leo Sammallahti, Coop.exchange -

There is a widespread belief that the driving force of innovation is competition between companies. The government is viewed as an obstacle holding back the full potential of entrepreneurs with [...]

Cooperatives And Peace: A Report On Cooperatives’ Contributions To Peacebuilding And Conflict Resolution

By Staff, Coopseurope.coop -

Presenting practical examples, the report looks at cooperatives contributing to the empowerment of minority groups affected by conflict, providing decent work and sustainable development in [...]

Berkeley Sets The Bar For Municipal Support Of Worker Cooperatives

By Yassi Eskandari, Theselc.org -

Berkeley, CA -  Last month, Berkeley City Council unanimously adopted a set of recommendations provided by the Sustainable Economies Law Center (Law Center) and a coalition of worker coop members [...]

It’s Time To Think More Deeply About How We Can Better Uplift Our Shared Principles

By Doug O'Brien, Ncbaclusa.coop -

It has taken profound effort and sacrifice to work against entrenched prejudices in our history and cultivate the inclusive diversity that is key to our country’s special dynamism. Cooperatives [...]

Scaling Social Justice: A Latinx Immigrant Worker Co-op Franchise Model

By Emma Yorra, Nonprofitquarterly.org -

Araceli Dominguez, an immigrant housecleaner living in Staten Island, New York, has a lot to be proud of. She is a founding member of a local branch of Brightly®, a worker-owned cleaning [...]

A Black-Led Food Co-Op Grows In Detroit

By Brian Allnutt, Citylab.com -

DETROIT, Mich.—Malik Yakini came to cooperative economics as a student at Eastern Michigan University in the mid-1970s when he started a food-buying club. “I wasn’t thinking of myself as a food [...]

Co-operative Study Tour To North America: Visiting US Co-operatives

By Staff, Seikatsuclub.coop -

Seikatsu Club Tokyo and Osaka celebrated the 50th anniversary of their founding in 2018, marking 50 years since the birth of Seikatsu Club as a co-operative. A co-operative study tour was planned [...]

May The Cooperative Model Save The Local Media Industry?

By Elijah O’Donnell, Cicopa.coop -

How long has it been since you first heard that the media and publishing sector was in crisis? We believe long enough for you to be able to list several reasons for this continuous financial and [...]

Can Cooperatives Save Us From The Next Economic Crisis?

By Laura Flanders, Truthout.org -

In the summer of 2009, economists reported that one-third of the capital equipment in the United States stood idle while some 17 percent of the workforce were either unemployed, forced into [...]

Degeneration And Regeneration In Worker Cooperatives

By Tim Armstrong, Geo.coop -

Like all businesses, cooperatives can fail. Cooperatives can go bankrupt, but they can fail in another way too. Over time, cooperatives can degenerate. Cooperatives are said to degenerate when, [...]

Ecosocialism Enters The US Political Dialogue

By Jon Olsen, Popular Resistance -

We need to invent a form of socialism that not only can replace the dominant feudal-like corporate structures we detest but just as importantly, be culturally acceptable to the general public. In [...]

Status Of Women In Cooperatives

By Nandani Azad, Indiancooperative.com -

Women and cooperation play a significant role in the Indian economy especially as no other country in the world has a co-operative movement as large and as diverse as India. Even prior to the [...]