Counterpunch, March 11, 2016 by Alexander Kolokotronis Since the beginning of the Greek financial crisis, both the Right and the Left have advanced a narrow set of narratives, policy possibilities, and even political actors. One movement that has largely remained outside of the discourse has been the solidarity economy movement. A key organization within the solidarity economy movement is Solidarity for All. Solidarity for All is an organization that offers technical support, capacity building, and network-scaling for the various grassroots [...]
WEconomics – preview of a new film from the makers of SHIFT CHANGE from Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin on Vimeo.
In 1971, the owners of The Cheese Board turned their Berkeley, California, mom-and-pop shop into a co-op, where they became worker-owners alongside their former employees. Over the years, more co-ops branched out from the bakery, forming the Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives, a group of six bakeries and a development and support collective in the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, The Cheese Board Collective, as it’s now called, has an espresso bar, a pizzeria, a menu of nearly 400 cheeses, [...]
Fri, Mar 11 at 1:00 PM, New York By: NYC Department of Small Business Services Events Can we use complementary/alternative currencies alongside value chains to develop a ‘virtuous cycle’ that supports solidarity economy growth regionally and beyond? We look at how complementary currency is used in local contexts to support community businesses, as well as a snapshot of developing cooperative/solidarity economy value chains, and we’ll brainstorm on how we can use these tools together to integrate, sustain and grow businesses and [...]
12:01. Lima, Feb. 24. Peru’s Development and Social Inclusion Minister Paola Bustamante along with French Ambassador Fabrice Mauriès signed on Tuesday night a declaration of intent to reinforce bilateral relations and boost exchanges towards a social-solidarity economy. (more)
Jan. 22, 2015 – organized by SEN. Hosted by Jessica Gordon Nembhard and Elandria Williams with Shamako Noble – co-founder Hip Hop Congress, Cecilia Martinez – Univ. of Delaware, Jihan Gearon – Black Mesa Water Coalition, Diana Lopez – Southwest Workers Union
We don’t need to break up the big banks. We need to put them under democratic control In These Times – Jamie Merchant Public interest in progressive financial reform is growing. After the epic crash of 2008 and the “Great Recession,” and with a boost from a sharply populist campaign season, a number of left-of-center proposals have circulated around the question of what to do about the banking system, which has molded contemporary society in its image and defines the horizon [...]