Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin's ideas about evolution and cooperation in nature are still cutting-edge and very relevant to efforts to build a solidarity economy
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Evergreen Cooperative Laundry in Cleveland, Ohio
Worker coops in Cleveland to build wealth for inner-city residents

A group of Cleveland non-profits is backing a socially-conscious, eco-development in an inner-city neighborhood. They hope the environmentally-friendly workers cooperative will help build wealth for impoverished residents. Evergreen Laundry is the first of several cooperative ventures envisioned for the University Circle neighborhood.
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The US Social Forum is a movement-building process to build a powerful multi-racial, multi-sectoral, inter-generational, diverse, inclusive, internationalist movement that transforms this country and changes history. It will be happening June 22-26, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The USSF is a large, mostly volunteer effort with stakeholders all across the country and several moving parts.
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Carl Davidson of the US Solidarity Economy Network, on The Daily Kos
Pittsburgh: Worker Coops Meet to Save the Rust Belt and the Rest of Us, Too
Worker and Community Coops Gather in Rust Belt’s Pittsburgh to Build Solidarity

Andrew McLeod's blog, Cooperate and No One Gets Hurt
The Rust Belt shines

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Factory in the Hands of Workers

Zanon belongs to the people: FASINPAT wins definitive expropriation
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The theme of this issue is worker cooperative replication. It addresses an issue which is central to the growth of the democratic worker cooperative movement. How do we reproduce the success stories we have already achieved? That is, how do we replicate successful worker cooperatives in different locations?

What if money wasn't so fast and slippery?
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Pathways to democratic local economies
Awards Available for Youth Leaders

After a long hiatus, GEO is back on track! Thanks to our readers for your patience as we've been working on our transition to a web-based publication. After digging into the food-for-thought presented in this issue #2, watch for the upcoming #3 in early spring, focusing on models for the replication of worker-owned cooperatives. 

New Co-ops, New Relationships

Does God care about politics?  Yes, I believe he does.  However, hypocrisy is confusing the true nature of God, instilled by the hypocritical and misrepresentative advertising and inflated rhetoric of freedom, liberty, and equality.  In fact, modern education has now given us the procedure to allow Truth to appear, and it requires our education as activists and entrepreneurs.  The negative consequences of hypocrisy are building, as in sea levels and other environmental degradation.  Organic and fair trade food and other green products give us the other options.  While Corporations have perpetrated a Materialistic Consumer Culture that is mostly oblivious to the building consequences and dangers, we activists need to get educated and to express ourselves to define ourselves vigorously, and ultimately educate others.  As NYPIRG has organized a fuel buyers' group for windpower, Obama worked in community organizing, and ACORN actually reported the frauds the Republicans have tried to smear them with, God needs us to recognize the value of each person which can make them receptive to the Truth of democratic education, economics, and politics.
Alternative currencies can keep an economy afloat
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Cooperative solutions for times of crisis
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An awareness of progressive activity in the financial industry can help build the movement as a whole and help people become less dependent, and more independent of the destructive premises of the mainstream corporate economy.

In this blog entry there are three selections from progressive news sources.

Journalist Naomi Klein has expressed dynamic views addressing the problematic causes of the global Wall St. crisis and the bail out, including the economics of Milton Friedman.  Alternative approaches are available in works such as Anna Milford's work on organic and free trade economics and Herman Daly's whole cost accounting and steady state paradigm. 

A worldview adequate to overcome the limitations of a secular society is necessary given the power of corporations, their organization, and their advertising.  I describe a bit of the views influencing my beginning explorations of a church advocating social and environmental justice activism and entrepreneurship and science and modern education, the Modern Interfaith Church of Christ. 
A primer on Louis Kelso's "ownership economics."
Alternatives to the vicious cycles of scarcity
David Schweickart on the Wall Street bailout and its alternatives.
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