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April 2007

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Solidarity Economics: Strategies for Building New Economies From the Bottom-Up and the Inside-Out by Ethan Miller

There are many alternatives to corporate-driven capitalism. Ethan reminds us that thousands of grassroots initiatives across the U.S. and throughout the world are working to build a “solidarity economy” based on shared values of democratic empowerment and participation, broad social ownership and equity, ecological sustainability and community well-being. Linked together, these projects have the potential to be amplified into a significant force for social and economic transformation.

Cooperativization as Alternative to Globalizing Capitalism by Betsy Bowman & Bob Stone

Describes conditions under which co-op networks like the one near Mondragón, Spain could be part of a non-violent replacement of capitalism by economic democracy.

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