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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

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October 13, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Untold Story of Resilience

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Since its inception, Sarvodaya has grown to include more than 15,000 villages and has energized these communities to build more than 5,000 preschools, community health centers, libraries, and cottage industries. It has also established thousands of village banks and more than 100,000 small businesses — all without any government support.

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October 10, 2022

Phoenix Mental Health

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Max is joined by Jeff and Eric, 2 of 7 worker-owners of a therapist worker cooperative in Minneapolis, Minnesota called Phoenix Mental Health.

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October 6, 2022

Cecosesola of Venezuela Wins Right Livelihood Award!

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Venezuelan cooperative network Cecosesola has won the 2022 Right Livelihood Award.

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September 26, 2022

Cooperatives as a Strategy in International Food Markets

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How five Latin American producer cooperatives of high-value food products have overcome the hurdles to integration with the international market for their member farmers.

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September 15, 2022

House of the Mondragon

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Dru is joined by Carmen Marcuello and Anjel Errasti, authors of some interesting publications about Mondragon's expansion abroad.

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July 11, 2022

A Roadmap For High-Trust Communities

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Here's a short clip introducing Microsolidarity as a roadmap for high-trust communities.

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May 23, 2022

CoopCycle in Argentina

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Bringing CoopCycle to Latin America is an exciting development, and one that involved cooperative federations and networks, state sponsorship, universities, NGOs, and co-op financial institutions.

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April 7, 2022

The Power of Worker Co-ops on Workers' Lives

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Joining Rebecca Kemble to explain worker co-ops is MadWorC Coordinator Rek Kwawer and The Real News Network reporter Jaisal Noor. In the hour they explore how cooperatives work across the country and dive deep into worker exploitation.

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March 21, 2022

A Cooperative Ecosystem and How Unions Build Power

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Rebecca Lurie, co-author of the Union Co-ops Toolkit presents the ways in which Unions and Cooperatives can support each other to build worker power and strengthen each other's movements.

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March 3, 2022

How Grocery Co-ops Across New England Thrived Despite the Pandemic

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Grocery co-ops have grown during the pandemic, with overall sales increasing 10% during 2020, a year full of supply and social disruptions.