News - Solidarity Economy

Victor M. Toledo

10/20/2020

The world cannot take it anymore, that is, societies and nature. The evidence is there with the confluence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the ecological crisis on local, regional, national and global scales, the latent threat...

Emily Kawano & Julie Matthaei

07/27/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our world. It has laid bare the inequity, the limits, and the failures of capitalism. The door to a better future beyond capitalism, already cracked open by the Great Recession, has been...

Oscar Ugarteche, Arturo Martínez Paredes

06/16/2020

This note will review the current food picture that is complicated for much of the world, especially for vulnerable countries, given two particular factors: the fall in population incomes that the pandemic and confinement...

Shrishtee Bajpai

06/18/2020

Universidad de la Tierra in Mexico is working to transform our ways of learning and our connection with the Earth. It is not often that you come across a university that centres respect and care for the Earth as its...

Leo Sammallahti

04/22/2020

Covid-19 is inflicting great suffering upon many of us upon many of us, whilst wreaking havoc on the economy on a scale not seen in the history of the modern world, according to many measurements. The crisis will be a...

03/26/2020

With COVID-19 crisis, humanity is facing one of the most serious and uncertain crises in recent history. RIPESS shares its statement and the need to globalize solidarity.

Humanity is facing one of...

Raúl Zibechi

03/27/2020

The period from 1990 to 2025/2050 will most likely be a period of little peace, little stability, and little legitimation, "Immanuel Wallerstein wrote in 1994.* In periods of turbulence and confusion, it is advisable to...

As late as the mid-1930s, nine out of 10 rural homes were without electric service. The farmer milked his cows by hand in the dim light of a kerosene lantern. His wife was a slave to the wood range and washboard.

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Jessica Gordon Nembhard

05/05/2014

Benefits and Impacts of Cooperatives

  • Cooperative enterprises address market failure: provide rural electricity or other utilities in sparsely populated areas; affordable healthy and...
09/29/2010

The 29,284 cooperative firms operating in the US generate over 2 million jobs and create more than $74 billion in wages annually according to a study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, with...

Anca Voinea

10/04/2018

Under the motto 'connecting solidarity', it allows people to search for co-op providers of goods and services.

Co-ops in Argentina can now connect with customers and other social and solidarity economy businesses...

Leo Sammallahti

01/13/2020

I will make a guess that there will be two trends relevant to platform co-operativism that will shape how our economic system works.

Trend 1: Increasingly diverse models of ownership

Perhaps...

07/26/2019

This remarkable Fair is devoted to recovering traditional community trading practices based on knowledge sharing, respect for nature, equity, promoting food sovereignty, responsible consumption and linkage with other...

Daniela Schulman

07/23/2019

“The land that my father has given me, I hope to be able to pass on to my children in good condition, so that they can pass it on to future generations and that for them it will be even better than when I received it,”...

05/07/2019

Where, when, and how work is done is changing. Advances in artificial intelligence, automation, and data processing continue to shift responsibilities from workers to digital systems. These disruptions are often...

Alex Jensen

01/26/2019

Since the mid-1980s, Mexico has been a poster child for globalization. Through free trade treaties and structural adjustment policies imposed by international financial institutions, the country has been “liberalized” –...