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Argentine co-op movement develops free app for solidarity economy

Under the motto 'connecting solidarity', it allows people to search for co-op providers of goods and services By Anca Voinea via The News.coop Co-ops in Argentina can now connect with customers and other social and solidarity economy businesses through a free app. ESSApp, developed by open software co-operative GCOOP,...

A Map of the Heart

Building a Solidarity Economy Movement in NYC By SolidarityNYC Collective via Grassroots Economic Organizing New York City contains 9 million people speaking 800 languages, and at first it may appear that we have little in common besides frustration with our aging subway and high rents. But if...

Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad

via Food Chain Workers Alliance “To tell the truth, we are forming this cooperative so that one day we can get ahead. Hopefully this goes well. For now, in the context we are fighting -- si se puede! -- we have each other as partners willing...

Chicago May Become Largest City in U.S. to try Universal Basic Income

By Zaid Jilani via The Intercept CHICAGO ALDERMAN AMEYA PAWAR is worried about the future. He is concerned that a coming wave of automation could put millions of people out of work and result in more extreme politics. Pointing to investments in autonomous vehicles by companies like Tesla,...

Feminism and Revolution: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Since the stirring of “second wave” feminism a half century ago, the movement has become progressively more inclusive and systemic. Early on, Marxist-feminists argued that true women’s liberation required transcending both patriarchy and capitalism, and thus a politics at once feminist and anti-classist was essential....

Empire and Multitude: Shaping Our Century

Twenty-first-century crises demand twenty-first-century social movements. What would such movements look like, and how might they align to foster a meta-movement for transformational change? Political theorist Michael Hardt, co-author with Antonio Negri of a series of influential volumes, including Empire and the recent Assembly, talks...

Seattle Flirts with ‘Municipal Socialism’

The $15 minimum wage was just the beginning. Now Seattle is trying to build a whole safety net for workers—and triggering a war with its biggest companies. By Paul Roberts via Politico Magazine SEATTLE—On an overcast morning in early April, three members of the Seattle City Council...

Why Building a More Democratic Economy Matters for Nonprofits

By Steve Dubb via Nonprofit Quarterly “We are suffering not from the rheumatics of old age, but…from the painfulness of readjustment between one economic period and another.” -- John Maynard Keynes, Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren, 1930 As the quote from John Maynard Keynes reminds us, this is...

Intercommunalism

On September 5, 1970, Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party (BPP), introduced his theory of intercommunalism at the Revolutionary People’s Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.1 He later expanded on this theory before an audience at Boston College in November of that year, and...

How radical municipalism can go beyond the local

Climate change, global finance, the neoliberal state: today’s crises require action on a big scale. And yet fighting for local democracy is - perhaps counter-intuitively - the best chance we've got. The next part in our series from the SYMBIOSIS RESEARCH COLLECTIVE via The Ecologist Throughout this...
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