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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Support Organizations

Organizations that provide services, resources or any form of support to cooperative/solidarity economy initiatives or enterprises.

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October 24, 2022

Teaching Solidarity: Popular Education in Grassroots U.S. Social Movements

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How one program tried and failed to carve out autonomous "free space" within a large affordable housing non-profit.

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August 15, 2022

Like Compost, But For Work

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Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr. Damita Brown, Charity Schmidt from University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives and Madison Cooperative Development Coalition joins us to talk about cooperatives and her work helping cooperatives develop!

 

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June 30, 2022

This Southern Appalachian town uses co-ops to build new communities around old industries

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In the foothills of western North Carolina, the small town of Morganton is home to a growing co-op movement that’s reinvigorating the region’s once-struggling textile and furniture manufacturing industries, and refashioning them around egalitarianism and localism. 

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June 16, 2022

Alanna Irving on Distributed Leadership and Infrastructures for Commoning

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In the latest episode of Frontiers of Commoning, I speak with Alanna Irving, Chief Operating Officer of Open Collective, a nonprofit that handles the complicated, messy administrative and financial work for small, often-underfunded collectives.

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May 2, 2022

The Canadian Worker Co-op Federation

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Cinar, Larry, and Kevin talk with Hazel Corcoran and Jared Blustein from the Canadian Worker Cooperative Federation.

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February 15, 2022

A Crisis of Jurisdiction in the Economy

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An interview with Gopal Dayaneni on the Seed Commons and building community power for a just transition.

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January 31, 2022

Ontario Co-operative Association & London Brewing Co-op

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How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the way co-ops do business in Ontario? Are there new ways of collaborating or communicating that are leading to innovation and growth of the sector?

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September 9, 2021

Building Cooperative Support Networks

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The Valley Alliance of Worker Co-ops is a secondary cooperative, meaning they are a cooperative made up of member co-ops.

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August 27, 2021

Acquisition-conversion: a new strategy for scaling worker ownership

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Instead of cooking up co-ops from scratch, some co-op developers are buying existing firms and converting them to co-ops.

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August 16, 2021

Shared Values Indigenous People and Cooperatives

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Cooperating to Enhance Native American Food Economies