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Resist and Build: Convening the US SE Movement

From 2020 to the present, USSEN has convened Resist and Build gatherings online, creating a space for translocal and national solidarity economy groups to engage in dialogue, collaborate, and build relationships. USSEN is hosting an in-person gathering of the Resist and Build network in October 2023...

Event: Reimagining Our Economy for Collective Wellbeing 12/9

Last Chance to Register!  Advancing Collective Wellbeing Series Virtual Event | Thursday, December 9th, 10:30AM-1:00PM CT You may have seen the phrase, “Economic Wellbeing,” popping up in your newsfeed on issues from global poverty, to the governmental response to COVID-19, to the relationship between where someone is born...

System Change: A Basic Primer to the Solidarity Economy

by Emily Kawano and Julie MatthaeiOriginally published on Nonprofit QuarterlyThe COVID-19 pandemic has upended our world. It has laid bare the inequity, the limits, and the failures of capitalism. The door to a better future beyond capitalism, already cracked open by the Great Recession, has...

Community Land Trust Movement Imagines Its Future

The gathering, designed to commemorate the founding of the nation’s first community land trust 50 years ago, was held earlier this month at Resora, a 1,638-acre farm (a little over two-and-half square miles of land) located about seven miles from Albany, Georgia—a farm that New...

Crisis After Crisis: There’s No ‘Reforming’ Global Capitalism

The real battle is now between two post-globalization camps: democratic socialists… and fascists. By Walden Bello via Portside It is now clear that financial crises are not discrete events but are linked phenomena that have been unleashed on the globe ever since the financial markets were liberalized...

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,...

Little Free Pantries – Beyond Charity, to Food as a Right

Tamara McFarland, Cooperation Humboldt   Along the rugged coastline of far-Northern California, activists have launched a program to tangibly demonstrate their commitment to food justice and neighborhood building. This local Little Free Pantry initiative is a project of Cooperation Humboldt, a nonprofit committed to creating a...
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