Gleanings

Can recent experiments with alternative forms of organizing, such as worker centers and minority strikes, offer a solution to the labor movement’s long half-century of decline?

Last week, I sat down for a quick chat with the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Ai-jen Poo, and had a great conversation about what a 21st century social-safety net should look like.

And for both of us, it was about how our grandmothers inspired us to explore different ways of bringing people together to create positive change.

The brave women of Kobani - where Syrian Kurds are desperately fighting ISIS/ISIL/Daesh - are about to be betrayed by the "international community". These women warriors, apart from Caliph Ibrahim's goons, are also fighting treacherous agendas by the US, Turkey and the administration of Iraqi Kurdistan. So what's the real deal in Kobani?

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How do commons principles apply in the production of goods and services?

Enclosures of natural and human resources like land or knowledge are the subject of resistance from movements for community land rights, anti copyright and defence of the open internet. But what about the commons at work?

Though John Curl’s latest novel, The Co-op Conspiracy, is disguised as a work of literary fiction, it cleverly manages to further open the perception of readers on the greater reality behind the booming and complex

October is one of my favorite months of the year.  In Vermont, where Webskillet is based, it happens to be one of the prettiest times of the year, with fall foliage at its peak.  It’s also a time we start packing away the summer clothes, bring out the winter gear and prepare to get cozy for the months ahead.

You might think the bleeding edge is populated with high tech start-ups, but there are folks out there leading their respective packs you may have never thought of. Take grocery stores for instance.

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