In this video, Jenny Kassan of Cutting Edge Capital goes further in depth about determining whether your co-op's fundraising technique qualifies as a "security." 

Click the link to watch the video on Youtube.



This talk by Jenny Kassan of Cutting Edge Capital (sponsored by the Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives and recorded by JJ Noire) is a must-watch for anyone looking to start or expand a cooperative. Click the link to watch the video on Youtube.  <

It seems like the Pope Francis team is rejecting "neoliberal dictatorships that rule democracies" and promoting "the globalization of mercy and solidarity"

Ellen Brown is a tireless evangelist for public banking. Her book, Web of Debt, is probably the most complete discussion of private-bank credit operations and fiat currencies (like the dollar, the euro, and the yen).

The debate over who lost Detroit and how to fix it rages on while Politico reports in “Break-up-the-big-banks fever hits the states” that legislators from “at least 18 states have introduced resolutions this year calling on Congress to split up banking giants by putting back in place a wall between commercial banking, taking deposits and making loans, and investment banking, the world of traders and deal-makers.” It turns out that quarantining the banksters and salvagi

Bedrock conviction: oppression is a relational dynamic involving at least two roles: oppressor and oppressed. If we want to relate to someone or some situation in a different way, then we have to move out of and beyond these two roles. We have to focus our attention in a way in which we can experience the other as neither oppressive nor oppressed. It has to be focused on the other as genuinely and humbly as possible in order to experience them as they are. At least as much as possible.

From Co-operative News's coverage of this years International Cooperative Alliance conference:

Presenting the results of the research, Yuill Herbert of Sustainability Solutions referred to ILO’s Director General statement for the International Day of Co-operatives, in which he linked co-operatives with sustainable development. Mr Ryder praised co-operatives for expanding into new and innovative areas such as recycling and renewable energy.

Pohler and Fulton are professors at the University of Saskatchewan. This column is part of an occasional series written by professors at the Edwards School of Business that explores business topics.

GEO has posted entries on two stories in the past week with the same underlying story line. The co-op borrows money on the public equity market (sells bonds) and then finds it can't pay the loans back and has to restructure.


“Moving Beyond Capitalism” Conference

July 29 - August 5, 2014

Center for Global Justice, San Miguel de Allende, México


-What can we do now to get from here to there?

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

According to the Corporation’s General Council, the proposal submitted by Fagor Electrodomésticos is not viable, and it has unanimously agreed the company no longer responds to market needs, and the financial resources it requests would not ensure its business future.

Gar Alperovitz and Thomas Hanna recently commented on Mondragon's Fagor Electronics co-op's filing for bankruptcy

My So-Called Housing Cooperative is the story of young adults trying to live a life of cooperation and compassion... without losing their minds. Each month's webispode features a scripted parody based upon real life at the Faire-Op.

After Sandy devastated the Rockaway community, Occupy Sandy, the Working World and the residents of the Rockaways created W.O.R.C., Worker Owned Rockaway Co-ops.  GRITtv profiles the group this week.

I had an amazing weekend learning about local sustainable food and cooperatives! So, you know, the best kind of weekend. Here's a rundown of what happened:


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