Solidarity Economy Briefs: Occupy the Economy!

The U.S. Solidarity Economy Network stands in solidarity with the Occupy Wall St. movement. As a network of groups, activists and solidarity economy practitioners, we seek to transform our economic system into one that puts people and planet front and center – an economy for the 99%. Another World is not only possible, it already exists, in many, many forms. The solidarity economy, grounded in principles of solidarity, participatory democracy, sustainability, equity in all dimensions, and pluralism (not a one-size-fits-all model) is a fast growing global movement. We offer these Solidarity Economy briefs to provide a glimpse into some of the aspects of the solidarity economy that exist all around us.

An Economy of Abundance (pdf)

Worker Cooperatives (pdf)

Food Cooperatives (pdf)

Community Supported Agriculture (pdf)

Community Development Credit Unions (pdf)

Solidarity Economy and Consumption (pdf)

Local Economic Agility (pdf)

Farmers Markets, Urban Agriculture and Gardening (pdf)