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Gar Alperovitz and Thomas Hanna recently commented on Mondragon's Fagor Electronics co-op's filing for bankruptcy

My So-Called Housing Cooperative is the story of young adults trying to live a life of cooperation and compassion... without losing their minds. Each month's webispode features a scripted parody based upon real life at the Faire-Op.

After Sandy devastated the Rockaway community, Occupy Sandy, the Working World and the residents of the Rockaways created W.O.R.C., Worker Owned Rockaway Co-ops.  GRITtv profiles the group this week.

I had an amazing weekend learning about local sustainable food and cooperatives! So, you know, the best kind of weekend. Here's a rundown of what happened:

The Icarus Project [TIP] is looking for someone in New York City with a strong background in social justice as well as o

Local Sprouts Cooperative is looking for worker-owners in other cooperatives to share their perspectives on a virtual panel.  The intention of the panel: to connect Local Sprouts to a broader cooperative community, philosophy, and history. It can be pretty isolating up here sometimes (we are one of the only worker co-ops in Maine)!

Ian Welch is a prolific blogger and writer who is often quoted by various writers in Economics blogs. This blog entry is most intriguing for his clarity on the flaws in the current strain of "Capitalism." Chief among his points is the identification of the Marxian recognition of the destructive nature of "Wage Labor." This is gleaned to share the context of the following quote:

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