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An Interview with Solidarity Economist Paul Singer

Professor Paul Singer, Austrian economist and tireless promotor of the Solidarity economy in Brazil, died at age 86 (see RIPESS). Below is an interview with Professor Singer by the International Sociological Association. Paul Singer is one the most distinguished intellectuals of the Solidarity Economy in Brazil and in the world. His publications include: Desenvolvimento e Crise [Development and Crisis] (1968), Desenvolvimento Econômico e Evolução Urbana [Economic Development and Urban Evolution] (1969), Dinâmica Populacional e Desenvolvimento [Population Dynamics and Development] (1970), Dominação e desigualdade: estrutura de classes e [...]

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Atlas of Utopias

“Utopia lies at the horizon. When I draw nearer by two steps, it retreats two steps. If I proceed ten steps forward, it swiftly slips ten steps ahead. No matter how far I go, I can never reach it. What, then, is the purpose of utopia? It is to cause us to advance.” – Eduardo Galeano The Atlas of Utopias is a global gallery of inspiring community-led transformation in water, energy and housing. The atlas features 32 communities from 19 countries who [...]

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Introducing the FairShares Model V3.0

via P2P Foundation The FairShares Model enables you to (re)design companies, cooperatives, associations and partnerships to fully recognise and reward enterprise founders, workforce members and users/customer who invest natural, human, social, intellectual, manufactured and financial capital. We recognise that wealth is generated by stewarding nature to enhance human skills and capabilities, building relationships between people, enabling them to generate and share ideas that stimulate goods to meet human, societal and environmental needs. By recognising and rewarding these six capitals, a more ethically grounded concept of wealth guides our human endeavours to create, distribute [...]

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20th Anniversary of Lima Declaration

RIPESS is celebrating the 20th birthday of our movement! The first meeting of the globalization of solidarity was held in Lima, Peru, from the 1st to the 4th of July 1997, as an initiative of GRESP, the Peruvian network for solidarity economy. Following this meeting and declaration, the desire to internationalize the SSE movement was strongly expressed, and the formal network officially took form as “RIPESS” five years later, in December 2002. In the hearts and minds of all those who have contributed to [...]

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Solidarity Rising in Massachusetts

via Practical Visionaries New report documents emerging solidarity economy movement in lower income communities of color   [Download report: large-format or letter-size] A solidarity economy movement is emerging from lower-income communities of color in Massachusetts. This movement aspires to transform capitalism—as we know it—into a world rooted in values of democracy, justice, and sustainability. These dreams arise from those making Black Lives Matter, from immigrant workers making poverty wages, from ex-prisoners locked out of the mainstream economy, from tenants barely able to make [...]

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A Charter for Data and Mapping Commons

via RIPESS by Alexane Heredia One of the earliest such maps was TransforMap, a project with origins in Austria and Germany that is using OpenStreetMap as a platform for helping people identify and connect with alternative economic projects. In the US, CommonSpark assembled a collection of “maps in the spirit of the commons” such as the Great Lakes Commons Map (a bioregional map of healing and harm), World of Commons(innovative forms of citizen-led governance of public property and services in Italy), Falling Fruit (a [...]

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Commons Transition and P2P: a Primer

via P2P Foundation by Ann Marie Utratel The Commons is a concept and practice that has been steadily gathering increased attention and advocates. Deeply rooted in human history, it’s difficult to settle on a single definition that covers its broad potential for social, economic, cultural and political change. The Commons is now demonstrating its power as a “key ingredient” for change in diverse locations and contexts around the world. The P2P Foundation, with its particular focus on the relationship of the [...]

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Why a Just and Sustainable Economy Looks Like a Doughnut

via Yes magazine This is the real-world economy for a living Earth that we must learn to structure and manage to provide a safe space for humanity. by David Korten I see a lot of books presuming to explain what’s wrong with the economy and what to do about it. Rarely do I come across one with the consistent new paradigm frame, historical depth, practical sensibility, systemic analysis, and readability of Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth. Especially unique and valuable is her [...]

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New Economy and Social Innovation Forum pledges to build a values-led system

via Coop News More than 900 representatives from the new economy, including several co-ops, gathered for the session in Malaga, Spain by Anca Voinea Over 900 new economy actors got together in Málaga, Spain for the Global Forum on New Economy and Social Innovation. The event, which took place on 19-22 April, concluded with the launch of the New Economy and Social Innovation Charter, calling for a “values-led system” based on justice, solidarity, sustainability, equality, autonomy and collaboration. Representatives from various co-ops also attended [...]

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New Systems Series: Volume Six

The Next System Project released the sixth volume of their papers in the New Systems: Possibilities and Proposals series. The four papers include: Cooperative Commonwealth and the Partner State by John RestakisThe Joyful Economy: A Next System Possibility by Gus SpethNavigating System Transition in a Volatile Century by Michael Lewis

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