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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

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May 27, 2014

Black Co-ops Were A Method of Economic Survival

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Jessica Gordon-Nembhard talks about her research into the history of African-American co-ops.

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May 24, 2024

The US Worker Cooperative Movement Turns 20

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GEO is kicking off a special collection in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives.

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May 20, 2024

The Role of the Labor Movement in Solidarity Economy

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Enjoy this panel discussion on the role of the labor movement in solidarity economy hosted by the Solidarity Economy Club at CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies from Friday, May 10 , 2024.

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May 16, 2024

Liberation Economist - Part 2

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GEO interviewed Mance in early 2024 hoping to better understand his work and thoughts on solidarity economy, particularly with regards to the Solidarius.net platform. The interview was conducted in Spanish, and has been edited for clarity.

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April 15, 2024

Cooperatives in the European Housing Sector

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Housing cooperatives provide affordability, community, democratic governance, and promote social equality. Effective governance, member involvement, and supportive frameworks are crucial. Many also play a vital role in promoting sustainability and aligning with renewable energy initiatives, boosting their impact locally and throughout Europe. Housing Europe hosted a session on and for housing cooperatives, our members and partners, both established and emerging.

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April 8, 2024

The GKN Workers’ Fight Continues

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What follows is the midnight speech on 31 December 2023, by Dario Salvetti, an ex GKN worker and shop steward, and one of the spokespersons of Florence’s GKN Factory Collective.

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April 3, 2024

Argentina's Worker Co-ops Under Attack

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The Argentine government has recently suspended 11,000 worker co-ops on flimsy reasoning. Argentine worker cooperators call for a reversal of that policy and solidarity from the international community.

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February 8, 2024

How Workers Bypass the Blockade: Voices from Indorca (Part III)

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Industrias del Orinoco, C.A. (Indorca) is a factory without bosses in Puerto Ordaz in Bolívar state, the home of Venezuela’s basic industries. Indorca’s workers carried out a heroic three-year struggle to gain control of the factory after the former owner brought it to a halt. Since 2015, when Venezuela’s Ministry of Labor extended a mandate giving the workers control over Indorca, the enterprise has been democratically managed by the women and men who produce here day in and day out.

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February 5, 2024

Solar Co-ops and Why They (Could) Rule

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In today’s episode we talk with author, professor, and activist Ashley Dawson about the neoliberal city in the context of climate change and the liberatory potential inherent in community solar energy projects.

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January 29, 2024

Scaling a Co-op Beyond 100 Members

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A look at how a worker co-op with 140 members, a flat pay scale, and no hierarchy functions.