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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy


Investigation and Communication for Development, Alba Sud Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain.


Department of Geography, University of the Balearic Islands, Palma, Spain.


Alexandria Shaner is a sailor, writer, organizer, and teacher. Based in the southern Caribbean, she is a staff member of, and active with the Women's Rights and Empowerment Network, The Climate Reality Project and

The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center includes the National Respite Locator, a service to help family caregivers and professionals locate respite services in their community and ways to pay for it; the National Respite Coalition, the policy division of ARCH that advocates for preserving and promoting respite in policy and programs at the national, state, and local levels; and the Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance Center which is funded by the Administration for Community Living in the US Department of Health and Human Services to provide resources and assistance to Lifespan Respite grantees, state respite coalitions and the respite network at large. Website:

hephzibah v. strmic-pawl, PhD

Cecosesola was established in Barquisimeto, capital of the State of Lara, in the central western region of Venezuela, as a cooperative integration organization on December 17, 1967. It is a meeting place where more than 50 community organizations are active, integrated in a network of production of goods and services that brings together more than 23,000 members from the popular sectors. Our raison d'être lies in a transformative educational process based on equity, mutual support and responsibility.

Ter García is a journalist based in Madrid. Founder of the Spanish magazine El Salto, she specialises in human rights.

Cira Pascual Marquina is Political Science professor at the Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela in Caracas and a writer and editor for PI Wire partner

Chris Gilbert teaches Marxist political economy at the Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela. His upcoming book, Commune or Nothing!: Venezuela’s Communal Movement and Its Socialist Project, will be published by Monthly Review Press in 2023.

Gilbert and Pascual Marquina are creators of the Marxist educational program Escuela de Cuadros, broadcast on Venezuelan public television.