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Ecovillage Education is hosting a 37 day conference to connect practitioners and participants within the ecovillage movement. Early bird registration ends June 15th.

Noam Chomsky, who is, among many other things, a self-described anarchist — an anarcho-syndicalist, specifically, describes anarchy sensibly and its connection to worker co-operatives.

reRoute is holding a conference from July 19-21 in New York City to address the ways in which the next generation of activists can create the economy they desire. How can we work together to enable "generation screwed" to become "generation renewed"?

The Western Worker Cooperative conference aims to bring together cooperators from the West coast and beyond. They are currently looking for workshop presenters.

"On 6-8 May, UNRISD held a major international conference on Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy, co-hosted with the ILO and in partnership with UN-NGLS, Hivos, the Rosa Luxembourg Foundation and the Ville de Genève. The conference was a great success in terms of both participation and outcomes."

Check out this summary of the outcomes, panels, and discussions.

United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard talks to Truthout about the challenges and opportunities of a new labor model: the union co-op.

World University offers an online platform for creating and taking free courses. Their section on cooperatives currently offers a two classes developed by MIT professors. The goal is to keep building their library of user-generated content through a simple-to-use inferface. 

Author Mira Luna asks: "why do we continue to give control over health care and our money away to companies that don't have our interests at heart in a matter that is literally life and death?" And she finds "alternative, community-based models [that] actually work".

 

 

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