Gleanings

Solidarity Economy News & Action from Around the World

Alternative currencies can keep an economy afloat
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Cooperative solutions for times of crisis
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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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An essay on Elmar Altvater's critiques of capitalism.
Keynote address by John Samuel to the Asian Forum on the Solidarity Economy, Oct. 3, 2008.
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Visions for "simultaneous, co-locative pluralistic systems."
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Can we have markets without the unsustainability of the capitalist format and its attendent biospheric destruction and social and psychic dislocation?
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People in a small North Dakota town are working to buy their local grocery store and turn it into a community-owned cooperative.
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Putting christian principles of justice and love into economic action.
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Introducing the Green Mountain Spinnery, a worker-owned wool spinnery in Vermont.
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A school with no principals? It's like a shop with no bosses. Introducing "Teacher Cooperatives"!
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Rising costs of oil may give local economies a competitive advantage...
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A brainstorm on strategies for local economic development
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An article about the cooperative societies of the acorn woodpecker
A gathering in Washington DC examines Venezuela's practices of participatory democracy.
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The Holy See calls for an international trade system built on "solidarity and subsidiary."
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A radical cooperative press in Boston, since 1977.
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The "B Corp" (B for "beneficial) is growing in popularity among mission-driven businesses.
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