Film Review: Solidarity Economics in Italy

Everywhere You Look [vimeo 155755754 w=640 h=360] In their 2012 film “Shift Change”, filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin introduced viewers to workers who make the case for democratic control and ownership of production. The film highlighted successful examples like the Mondragon Corporation in the Basque Country...

Vanuatu: Another kind of wealth

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXhftm_tifQ&w=560&h=315] Published on Mar 21, 2016 In the language of modern economics, the small island nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific is labeled one of the world’s ‘least developed countries’. At the same time, Vanuatu has ranked http://topmednorx.com number one on the pioneering Happy Planet...

Soul Fire Farm – Feeding the Soul, Growing Community

A farm in upstate New York is dedicated to addressing the painful history of farmwork to Black people in the US, while also growing fresh vegetables and community surrounding it. The Laura Flanders Show visited Soul Fire Farm this winter. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StygQm6YlwQ]

Building Alternative Institutions in Greece

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...


[vimeo 155755754 w=500 h=281] WEconomics - preview of a new film from the makers of SHIFT CHANGE from Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin on Vimeo.

Berkeley Votes to Boost Co-op Economy in the Face of Gentrification

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...

Complementary currencies + value chains to build solidarity economies

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...

Peru, France reinforce cooperation on social solidarity economy

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)  
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