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.

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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: Stop Cop City, Mutual Aid for a Just Recovery, Solidarity Economy 101

This week we’re talking about solidarity with Stop Cop City protestors and ATL forest defenders, mutual aid at the center of climate disaster recovery, and deepening our engagement with the Solidarity Economy Movement from the U.S. to Latin America.

PS: NEC is Hiring! We’re looking for a Donor Engagement Director to guide our efforts in building a cross-class, multi-racial network of people bringing resources into the solidarity economy movement. Spread the word and apply by Feb 23rd!

New Economy Roundup: Seeding Land Return, Cooperative Lending, Wins for Worker Ownership

This week we’re talking about the role of co-ops in land justice, cooperative community lending, policy wins in worker ownership, reproductive justice and cross-border solidarity, Indigenous resistance to Amazon in South Africa, a new fund for climate loss and damages, and more.

PS: Enjoy the New Economy Roundup? Give to our Annual Fund to help strengthen our grassroots funding base and keep the Roundup going strong! Whether $5 or $50 your contribution is a huge support to this work <3

New Economy Roundup: Co-op Housing History, Abolition in Action, Community Self-Determination from PR to Jackson to Haiti

This week we’re talking about the right to self-determination from Puerto Rico to Jackson to Haiti, histories of co-op housing in New York City, putting abolition in action through peoples’ assemblies and participatory budgeting, local farming in resistance to capitalism in Jordan, and more!

New Economy Roundup: Co-op Month, Climate Reparations, Participatory Democracy 101

This week we’re talking about celebrating co-op month this October, Latinx legacies of cooperation and mutualism, growing calls for climate reparations, a solidarity economy learning tour in Spain and Italy, a new toolkit on participatory democracy, and more.

New Economy Roundup: Confronting Climate Chaos, Youth Co-op Power, Solidarity Economy 101

This week we’re talking about the growing climate emergency, youth building solidarity and worker power, strategies for a cooperative food system, the 10-year anniversary of the Rojava Revolution, mutual aid in Ukraine, an introduction to solidarity economies with Julia Ho & Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, and more.

New Economy Roundup: Defend Abortion Rights, Queer Cooperative Love, Public Banking for Racial Justice

This week we’re talking about resisting the overturn of Roe vs. Wade, queer and trans-led cooperative organizing, liberated zones in ATL, how public banking can advance racial justice, solidarity with resistance in Ecuador and across all borders, land without landlords, and more.

New Economy Roundup: Food & Land Sovereignty, Decolonizing Economics, Worker Power on the Rise

This week we’re talking about colonialism as a driver of the climate crisis, struggles for food and land sovereignty, public control of public goods, cooperative finance in Haiti & Grenada, how cities are using municipalism to gain democratic control of cities and towns, and more!

New Economy Roundup: Care Economy vs War Economy, Radical Municipalism, Ni Una Menos

This week we’re talking about putting the values of a care economy into practice, resources for anti-imperialist study, an upcoming series for May Day on radical municipalism around the world, the growing anti-eviction movement in Brazil, actions on International...

New Economy Roundup: Black Co-op Futures, Reproductive Justice Wins, Land-based Healing

This week we’re talking about Black cooperative economics, the 2021 worker co-op State of the Sector report, wins for reproductive justice in Latin America, worker power in Haiti and Mexico, land-based healing in Lebanon, and more. “The Freedom Quilting Bee, a...

New Economy Roundup: Union Co-op Organizing, Community Care & Omicron, No Landlords

We’re back in 2022 to bring you more solidarity economy news, resources, and events! This week we’re talking about community care in the midst of the pandemic, a new toolkit for union co-op organizing, strategies for community-controlled housing, food sovereignty in Brazil, recuperated factories in Argentina, and more.

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