Another world is happening.

We’re a coalition of 200+ organizations building the solidarity economy in the U.S. and showing that another world is not only possible — it’s already happening.

A New Future

What is the solidarity economy?

A global movement to put people and planet over profits.

A set of principles, practices, and institutions that provide real alternatives to capitalism.

A system where all of the things a community needs are controlled and governed by everyday people.

A framework rooted in participatory democracy, cooperation, solidarity, and respect for the earth.

The Directory

Our Members

Our members make our work real! Connect and learn more about how they are building just and democratic economies across the country. 


New Economy ROUNDUP

Sign up for our bimonthly newsletter, the New Economy Roundup, to get highlights of our 200+ members and many other building solidarity economies around the world.

New Economy Roundup: Decolonizing Lifeways, #SummerofResistance, and Community Ownership

This week we’re focused on Indigenous peoples’ strides to rematriation in California, the Summer of Resistance emerging out of Atlanta, Black woman-led survivor care collectives from Sudan to Alabama, and beating back corporate gentrification through community-owned cooperatives across the United States. Read to the end for jobs and events, both virtual and irl.

New Economy Roundup: #AllEyesOnSudan, Student Intifada, Rio Grande Mutual Aid, and a Just Transition College

In this week’s Roundup, we’re talking about the Student Intifada, building cooperative housing solidarity, Haitian peasant womens economies, and Sudan. Read through to the end for plentiful offerings like calls to action, toolkits, podcasts, jobs, and events.

New Economy Roundup: Economic Blockades, Peasant Struggle Solidarity, and Community Owned Utilities

In this week’s Roundup we’re talking about people’s struggles around the world. Keep reading to learn more about workers united against the Palestinian genocide, residents around the United States leading a just transition, and tenant run housing occupations turning into public housing in Brazil. 

New Economy Roundup: Land Rematriation, Repairing Black Foodways, Building Power through Co-ops

This month we’re focused on food and land sovereignty! We’re talking about the rematriation of the West Berkeley Shellmound, Black-led food systems, Land Day protests and the global connections between land and energy systems. Plus get a look at worker co-op ecologies, a call to action from Argentina cooperators, interviews with tenant activists, and new solidarity economy 101 resources.

New Economy Roundup: Landworker Power, Community-Controlled Housing Wins, National Co-op Bill

This week we’re talking about powerful farmworker organizing on the West Coast, recent wins for community-controlled housing, LA’s stripper cooperative, first-of-its-kind federal legislation for co-ops, and a special issue of Hammer & Hope focused on internationalism and Palestinian liberation.

New Economy Roundup: Women’s Resistance, Black Food Sovereignty, Rural Electric Co-ops

This month we’re talking about how women around the world resist and build solidarity, worker and community member actions in Minnesota, fostering Black food sovereignty in Detroit, taking action against imperialism in Haiti, and more.

New Economy Roundup: Practicing Abolition, Organized Labor & Housing Co-ops, Black Solidarity Economy Fund

This week we’re talking about how the solidarity economy requires abolition practices, leaving corporate landlords in the past and building tenant power, a new pilot project between co-ops and organized labor, and, of course, solidarity with all oppressed people everywhere.

New Economy Roundup: Black Co-op History, Fighting Fascism Everywhere, Solidarity Economy Case Studies

This month we’re talking about Black cooperative history, five case studies of regional solidarity economies, and how people are resisting the growing tide of fascism from Atlanta to Oaxaca to Argentina while building community power.

New Economy Roundup: Co-ops Challenging Capitalism, Wiyot Land Back, Free Palestine

This month, we’re talking about solidarity economy ecosystems in Dayton, New Orleans, and Seattle; the return of Wiyot ancestral lands, the shack-dwellers movement in South Africa, anticapitalism in Rojava, non-extractive lending, and more. We’re also expressing our solidarity and highlighting the connections between liberation struggles in Palestine, Congo, Haiti, and Atlanta.

New Economy Roundup: Solidarity with Palestine, Land Liberation, Co-op Month

This month we’re talking about calls for a ceasefire in Gaza, land liberation and rematriation, and solidarity with Haiti and Rojava. Keep reading to learn more about cooperative finance in Ghana, Co-op Month, new job opportunities, upcoming events, and more.

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