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The controversial dismissal of several Citizens Co-op employees last year led to an almost yearlong labor dispute, but a much-anticipated settlement is now on the horizon.

Meet La'Zooz, a project that began in Israel but belongs to nowhere. Like Uber, Lyft or Sidecar, it’s an attempt to implement real-time ridesharing, but without the company.

You’ve decided that your brewery is going to be a cooperative. Now you need to find others who will share the burden and resources. You can work together to start your own brewery. That’s what Christian Borglum and others are doing with San Jose Co-op Brewpub in San Jose, California.

We're a collective of organizers, practitioners, media makers, and academics who promote, connect, and support New York City's solidarity economy. Solidarity economy practices utilize values of justice, democracy, cooperation, and mutualism to meet community needs.

We believe that everyone should have the ability to support clean energy.

So we created a new way for people to take action.

It's a pretty simple idea actually...

While digital technologies offer movements a heightened ability to seize the public’s imagination, evade censorship, and mobilize the flock, Tufekci argues that these same advantages circumvent the difficult, long-term process of building a political organization. What ignites digitally augmented movements at the beginning undermines them in the end.

The Co-operative College is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its bid to the Scottish Government to continue its co-operative development work in Malawi.

The need for new leadership in cooperative and community organizing has never been so great. We need people who possess not only the necessary skills to perform their jobs, but also the vision and dedication to bring movements into the new millennium.

In order to thrive, we must educate future co-op leaders about cooperative models and values as a viable alternative to traditional business models.

Around 2,500 co-op housing properties have been developed in Victoria state, where social housing represents only 3% of all housing. By contrast, the national average is 5% – while in the UK, social housing accounts for 17% of all households. The lack of affordable housing has resulted in homelessness and unsanitary living conditions.

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