Green Mountain Spinnery And Flat Iron Cooperative

By Ebony Gustave, Grassroots Economic Organizing. -

Green Mountain Spinnery is a 40 year old cooperative based in rural Vermont. They mill high quality yarns made in the U.S., support regional sheep farming, and develop ways of producing natural [...]

Cooperatives And Community Land Trusts: Natural Partners?

By Jake Blumgart, ShelterForce. -

The first ever presidential visit to the South Bronx took America’s chief executive to a multi-unit cooperative, a radical break from the nation’s housing norms that became a symbol of hope [...]

How Rural Electric Cooperatives Can Support A Green New Deal

By Wan R. Smith and Philip Fracica, Nonprofit Quarterly. -

Today, as President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure bill is debated in Congress, it’s worth recalling that this isn’t the first time the US has faced an infrastructure deficit. “By the [...]

For Small Farms Surviving The Pandemic, Co-ops Are A Lifeline

By Lisa Held, Civil Eats. -

Ian Colburn, Zoey Fink, and Casey Holland all operate small, diversified farms in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. The farmers already had plants in the ground in March when they realized [...]

New Deal Electric Cooperatives Struggle To Democratize

By James Bruggers, Inside Climate News. -

What began three years ago as a campaign to stop the spraying of weedkiller under power lines near homes in the Appalachian mountains of northeast Tennessee, has become an example of a more [...]

How To Unlearn Capitalism Through Cooperative Ownership

By Willa Köerner, Pioneer Works. -

In the context of user-generated content platforms, the coop model is just such a natural fit. One of the principle questions that made a cooperative model feel relevant is this idea of, “Who's [...]

The Art Of The Legal Hack

By David Bollier. -

In our legal system -- designed to protect private property, individual rights, and market exchange – it can actually be very difficult to share things legally. Attorney Janelle Orsi found this [...]

Canada’s Housing Co-ops Find Success Despite Covid-19 Challenges

By Anca Voinea, News Coop. -

Housing co-ops in Canada remain positive about the future, despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 this year. A recent survey conducted by the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF [...]

California Voters Decide Uber And Lyft Drivers Are ‘Contractors’

By Juliet B. Schor, The Conversation. -

Uber, TaskRabbit and other ride-hailing and delivery service companies in California can keep classifying their workers as independent contractors rather than employees after California voters [...]

Capitalism’s Worst Nightmare

By Richard Wolff, Democracy at Work. -

On this week's show, Prof. Wolff explores what major social changes will flow from today's combination of major economic crash and the viral pandemic (capitalism's worst nightmare). To answer, we [...]

‘It’s A Beautiful Thing To Be Able To Feed Your Community’

By Frances Madeson, Nation of Change. -

A little over a year ago Abrianni Perry, a 28-year-old transplant from Houston, came to Cooperation Jackson to learn about cooperatives from people who’ve been doing it for decades. She’s been [...]

The MEC Saga Shows That Canada Needs More Co-operation

By Kevin Harding, The Tyee. -

The campaign to “Save MEC” — Mountain Equipment Co-op — has rallied more than 140,000 Canadians together to save a business that is being sold to an American private equity firm. But this [...]

Ending Poverty In Yuangudui, China

By Qin Ling, Qiao Collective. -

“Another year passes, but an unprecedented change begins.” Yuangudui’s stunning metamorphosis began on the 23rd of the 12th lunar month in 2013, the traditional Chinese holiday of New Year’s eve. [...]

Breaking With The Defunct Idea Of Development

By Daniel McCurdy, Alliance for Global Justice. -

One of the particularities of tourism in Nicaragua is its democratization. Since the Sandinista government won elections in 2006 and came to power in 2007, the promotion and expansion of the [...]