For 20 years, Janssen Hang’s family has made a living by farming rented land around the Twin Cities. But since the family never owned their own land, they often had to move between several different parcels, never fully reaping the benefits of their labor.

On Thursday March 23rd, Austin City Council passed a resolution directing the City Manager to come up with a broad range of policies to support Austin's cooperative economy. These policies include

Mayor Ras J. Baraka invites you to the 2017 Newark Cooperative Conference! Hear from a panel of leading experts as we explore national cooperative models and discuss the future of Newark’s worker-owned movement.

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Panel Topics:

  • Housing Cooperatives

  • Worker Cooperatives

Peter Frank and Mo Manklang give a workshop on how to fund a co-op at CO-UP on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

This video was captured by Mike Sandmel from the New Economy Coalition. Thank you!

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The Wales Co-operative Centre has the backing of the Welsh Government to create more organisations like this as part of its Care to Co-operate programme.

Derek Walker, chief executive of the Wales Co-operative Centre, said: "Social co-operatives aren't a silver bullet to the big pressures facing budgets.

"But they can play a role in a number of ways. They take the private profit out of the business - rather than going to distant shareholders they go back into the business.

This survey is designed to give YOU a voice in our planning while we plan for the Western Workers Cooperative Conference 2017! We're asking for just 5 minutes to help us make the best conference possible!

The Maine Lobstering Union voted Saturday to buy a wholesale lobster business near Mount Desert Island to help its fishermen net a bigger share of the profit in the booming, $1.5 billion-a-year industry.

In Denmark in the 1930s, another group of farmers facing repossession by banks set up a system that continues to operate successfully today.  Building upon earlier practices of interest-free systems in Germany, Christian Christiansen championed the founding of a number of rural savings and loan co-operatives that went by the acronym JAK, short for Jord Arbete Kapital ("Land Labour Capital").  The personal savings and community benefits that have accrued to members of this democratic co-operative finance system are testimony to the dramatic impacts that can be realized b

Once upon a time, the world was infinite. The edges of the map simply defined what was known, not all that was. Then it became common knowledge that the earth was round, and “the world” started to become something finite.

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