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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

place-based (local) economics

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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.

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January 10, 2022

Lessons from Venezuela's Social Economy

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Michael Lebowitz shares his perspective on the social economic models in Venezuela and Yugoslavia. Lebowitz highlights the importance of self-actualization through protagonism and how the most successful of these models focused on solidarity over self-interest.

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December 20, 2021

How to Start a Library of Things

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An interview with Gene Homicki, co-founder and CEO of myTurn, an online platform for managing libraries of things.

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November 22, 2021

Community Owned Real Estate

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Ebony Gustave interviews East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative Executive Director Noni Sessions for the Cooperative Journal podcast.

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November 15, 2021

How Sister Midnight Aims to Create a Music Venue Powered by its Community

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Sister Midnight is an independent label that recently became a Community Benefit Society and has begun to raise funds to buy The Ravensbourne Arms, which they plan to convert into a community-owned music venue and pub.

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November 11, 2021

Mapping the US Solidarity City

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Professor Maliha Safri discusser her research into post-capitalist economic organizing in NYC, and how people of color are forming and participating in a majority of the postcapitalist practices we studied in NYC.

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July 1, 2021

Rethinking the Farming Economy

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A Vermont nonprofit is connecting independent farms with buyers and distributors, reducing food surplus and working to eliminate food insecurity.

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February 11, 2021

Disaster Relief, Mutual Aid, and Revolt

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How Puerto Ricans are using their long experience of mutual aid to counter government austerity.

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January 11, 2021

Investing in Real Cooperation

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Matt Cropp talks about what the Oak Street Cooperative and Vermont Real Estate Co-op have been up to.

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August 13, 2020

Learning from the Earth

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OrganaGardens is a landscaping cooperative that uses a unique structure to account for collective ownership as well as mutual care and transformation.