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Solidarity Economy News & Action from Around the World

An economics of abundance and justice, rooted in Judeo-Christian sacred texts.
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A new report from the Insitute for Local Self-Reliance explores democratic routes to energy independence.
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Toronto's community currency suggests possibilities for building community economic security in the face of the destabilizing effects of global climate change.
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A solidarity trade organizing effort in Greece
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Green economics and racial justice
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Social theory perspective on building alternative economies
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A 5-part essay on growth, hierarchy and it's alternatives.
The Humboldt Exchange Community Currency
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First Nations activists in B.C., Canada continue their fight for land and sovereignty--this time in the face of expanding development for the coming Olympic games.
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A Biodiesel Worker Cooperative describes the world of globalized biofuels.
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A pictoral history of Depression-era scrip. Fascinating information about the historical uses of community currency in the U.S.
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Local currencies and the "Slow Money" Movement. By Cliona O Conaill.
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An employee-owned company has become the first "B" Corporation-- a new logo and certification that indicates social and environmental responsibility.
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The "Really Really Free Market" challenges neoclassical definitions of the word "free" and creates gift economies in communities across the U.S.
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The unMoney Convergence is an interactive (un)conference on the systemic transformation of money and its connection to the social transformation of the planet as a whole. 
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Forest conservation is being promoted in India through the creation of commuity-controlled forestry "cooperative societies." By Suresh Khatta.
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The cooperative business model is very popular in Vermont. Why is that? By Stephen Morris.
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The Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) is aimed at striking a major blow against US hegemony, the IMF, the World Bank, "free" trade, and neo-liberalism in general. By Shawn Hattingh.
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The Lucy Parsons Center in Boston is a nonprofit, collectively-run radical bookstore and community meeting space. By Pat Tarantino.
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An article on "The Consequences of Globalization & Neoliberal Policies: What Are Its Alternatives?" By Claudia von Werlhof.

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