There was something familiar and comforting about the bus. A crowd of people painted green vines and flowers on the exterior as it sat parked in a field near Frank’s Landing during the Indigenous Environmental Network’s annual Protecting Mother Earth Conference, held earlier this month.

Along the retail supply chain, there's nothing more "local" than a food co-op. The food chain moves from farm to co-op to table—and the shopping habits of a growing number of Americans underscore this trend.

Wildfires continue to grow and spread across Northern BC, forcing more than 3,000 people under an evacuation ORDER to leave their homes and move to different cities.

Two corn cakes for a loaf of bread. A liter of oats for an avocado and a bag of beans. An hour with a traditional healer for an hour of plumbing work. Ten mixiuhcas—the market’s currency of choice—for a jar of pickled carrots. Not a single peso in sight.

In Baltimore, a group of returning citizens — men and women who were formerly incarcerated — faced ridiculously unfair barriers to employment. And so, over the past two years, they formed Core Staffing, a staffing agency with 12 members.

Civil rights veteran Bernard LaFayette said Franklin’s contribution to the movement cannot be overstated. 

“She brought the message through music,” said LaFayette, chairman of the board of the SCLC and head of the Emory University Center for Advancing Nonviolence.

As the national membership organization for worker cooperatives and democratic workplaces, the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives applauds this bipartisan effort to improve small business loans and outreach for employee ownership.

People often ask about the free software tools Agaric uses to manage our cooperative business. In this article, we share some of the free software tools we use for office tasks and administration as well as communications. These are Agaric's chosen resources -- the tools we use today for our daily business operations.

Meadowland Co-op, based in Lamberton, recently started an expansion in Walnut Grove that includes large concrete grain storage bins. They hired SMA Elevator Construction Co. of Monticello, which hired subcontractor Genuine Builders of South Dakota to do much of the concrete work.

Rural electric cooperatives and not “small cell” deployment powered by 5G networks, may be the solution to closing the digital divide, according to Jonathan Chambers, former chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Strategic Planning.

Speaking at the regional conference hosted last week here by Next Century Cities, a broadband advocacy group for cities, Chambers suggested repurposing rural electric cooperative infrastructure for fiber networks.

On 6 August October Books in Southampton completed the purchase of 189 Portswood Road which for many years had been a branch of NatWest Bank. This was made possible be a very successful campaign that with the support of the local community raised £487,800 through a combination of loan stock, crowd funding, personal loans and gifts, and a loan from Co-operative & Community Finance.

The striking group of Charter/Spectrum workers who have introduced a plan to replace the flagging telecom king with a new worker cooperative that would better serve subscribers and workers alike, says the timing to get behind the effort couldn’t be more perfect.

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