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New Economy Roundup: Solidarity in the Crisis, Local Elections Wins, Give to the Solidarity Economy

This week we’re talking about why the COVID crisis calls for a solidarity economy, local wins for economic democracy, mutual aid hurricane recovery in Central America, the imperialist origins of the US constitution, and how you can support our network. Stories from...

New Economy Roundup: Democracy Defense, Public Banking Act, Land as Commons

As we wait to see the full results and impacts of this week’s election, in this week’s New Economy Roundup, we’re sharing resources on how to defend the elections now and build democracy beyond elections moving forward. We’re also talking about the new Public Banking...

New Economy Roundup: #CoopsVote, Evict the Landlords, Mental Health

In this week’s New Economy Roundup, we’re talking about building democracy beyond elections, how tenants are evicting their landlords, the youth building agroecology movements in Latin America, and it’s #RadicalRealEstate week!

New Economy Roundup: Indigenous Sovereignty Now, Mutual Aid 101, Latinx Co-op Power

In this week’s New Economy Roundup, we’re talking about policy tools to advance Indigenous sovereignty and land return, how to set up a mutual aid fund, new research about Latinx Co-ops, an upcoming event with the Rising Majority to put capitalism and white supremacy on trial, and more.

New Economy Roundup: Justice for Breonna, Public Pharma, Just Recovery & Solidarity Economy 101

In this week’s New Economy Roundup, we’re talking about justice for Breonna Taylor, why big pharma exacerbates racial health inequities and how democratic public ownership offers a remedy, cooperative approaches to education and childcare, an intro to the solidarity economy, and lessons about just recovery and community-led disaster relief on the third anniversary of Hurricane Maria.

New Economy Roundup: Climate Justice Now, New Media for a New Economy, a People’s WPA

This week we’re talking about the escalating climate emergencies across the country, the CDC eviction moratorium, and a radical new show on public television. Plus, an Indigenous-led food exchange network in Costa Rica, a Works Progress Administration for the people, funding for arts co-ops, today’s Worker Cooperative Conference, and more.

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Handbook for Artists Working in Community

Handbook for Artists Working in Community

This handbook is a practical manual for individual artists who would like to begin or deepen this kind of artistic practice – work in and work with community. The stories, tools, and wisdom shared here were gathered from creative practitioners who regularly do this work.

Gilded Giving 2020: How Wealth Inequality Distorts Philanthropy and Imperils Democracy

Gilded Giving 2020: How Wealth Inequality Distorts Philanthropy and Imperils Democracy

Ten years ago, in August 2010, several dozen U.S. billionaires led by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett pledged to give away at least half of their wealth before their death. Many have donated considerable sums to charities and foundations since then. But as a group, these billionaires have seen their fortunes skyrocket in the decade since the so-called Giving Pledge was launched.

Exit to Community: Community Ownership in a Pandemic

Exit to Community: Community Ownership in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis presents the greatest threat to community-based business in generations. But what if their employees and neighbors had the tools to get through this crisis in better shape, through an “exit to community”? This webinar presents strategies to help business transition to community and employee ownership, which could help ease the crisis upon us and aid in a just recovery.

A People’s Orientation to a Regenerative Economy

A People’s Orientation to a Regenerative Economy

The intersecting crises of income and wealth inequality and climate change, driven by systemic white supremacy and gender inequality, has exposed the frailty of the U.S. economy and democracy. This document was prepared during the COVID-19 pandemic which exacerbated these existing crises and underlying conditions.

 

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Honoring Elandria Williams

Honoring Elandria Williams

This organization and our movement would not exist as it is today without Elandria Williams. As this network and the solidarity economy movement in the United States has evolved, Elandria has accompanied us every step of the way with crystal clear vision, deep faith, and unrelenting passion.

NEC offices are closed July 27-31

NEC offices are closed July 27-31

In the spirit of collective care, NEC is taking the week of July 27th off to recognize the impact that the pandemic and uprisings have had on our staff. NEC staff will not be responding to communications or posting to social media for this week. Thank you for your patience while we pause to prioritize rest and reflection over productivity in this moment. 

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