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

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New Economy Roundup: Housing for All, #PeoplesBudget, Asian American Solidarity Economies

This week we’re talking about why community ownership is a vital COVID recovery strategy, how public banking can build the solidarity economy, the national strike in Colombia, Asian American solidarity economies, resources to build your own #PeoplesBudget campaign, and more.

New Economy Roundup: Abolition Can’t Wait, Anti-Militarism to Protect the Planet, Internet for the People

This week we’re talking about why defunding the police and reinvesting in our communities can’t wait, putting racial justice and anti-militarism at the heart of climate solutions, a new worker-owned internet provider in New York, plans to tax the rich in Latin...

New Economy Roundup: 40 Acres and a Mall, Black Solidarity Economy Fund, Health over Profits

This week we’re talking about efforts to bring the Crenshaw Mall in LA into community ownership, funding for rural electric co-ops in the Biden Jobs Plan, how community land trusts can create permanently affordable housing, inequities in global vaccine distribution,...

New Economy Roundup: Stop AAPI Hate, #ShareMyCheck, Artists for a Solidarity Economy

This week we’re talking about the growing wave of anti-Asian violence in the US, how you can redistribute your stimulus check, solidarity economy organizing from Chicago to India, Amazon strikes in Italy, a new report on funding artists and culture workers in the...

New Economy Roundup: $1.9T COVID Relief Package, Rural Electric Power to the People, International Working Women’s Day

This week we’re talking about the how the $1.9T COVID relief package will benefit millions of working-class people including Black farmers, a new campaign for utility justice and rural electric cooperative reform, the water crisis in Jackson, how women across Latin...

New Economy Roundup: Black Co-op History, Energy Democracy Now, Artists Dismantling Capitalism

This week we’re celebrating the history and future of Black cooperative economics! We’re also talking about why the Southern blackouts highlight the need for energy democracy, solidarity with popular uprisings in Haiti, why artists need a solidarity economy, building...

New Economy Roundup: Strike Wave, Biden’s First 100 Days, Worker Co-op Foundations

This week we’re talking about the ongoing wave of essential worker strikes, what to expect and demand during the Biden administration’s first 100 days, putting global health over profits in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, a worker co-op foundations training series,...

New Economy Roundup: We Must Fight White Supremacy; A People’s Vaccine; Economics of Abolition

This week we’re reflecting on last week’s right-wing insurrection in the capitol, new data showing that women of color accounted for all job losses in December, inequality in the global vaccine rollout, and the economics of police and prison abolition. PS: We’re...

New Economy Roundup: Our 2020 Solidarity Economy Highlights

2020 seemed to last a century. Despite being the year that the term “doom scrolling” was coined, we also saw an unparalleled number of stories about everyday people organizing for real solutions in their communities. The root causes of our struggles became crystal...

Co-ops Not Cops, Largest Strike in World History & Rich Kids Against Capitalism

In this week’s New Economy Roundup, we’re talking about the intersections of cooperation and abolition, the historic general strike in India, how organizers are using direct action to build community control of housing, how you can support worker-owned business this...

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