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New Economy ROUNDUP

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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.

New Economy Roundup: #Striketober, Co-ops vs. the Gig Economy, Growing Mutual Aid

It’s the last New Economy Roundup of 2021! Let us know what you love about the Roundup and what you’d like to see change next year. This week we’re talking about the growing wave of strikes around the world, frontline climate solutions, how Black co-ops are carrying forward legacies of care and survival, cooperative alternatives to the gig economy, the connections between mutual aid and the solidarity economy, and more.

New Economy Roundup: Land Back in Action, Public Banking Win, Food Sovereignty Now

This week we’re talking about Indigenous-led organizing to restore land, livelihoods and collective self-determination, a recent win for public banking in LA, an upcoming day of action for food sovereignty, reflections of the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wallstreet, and...

New Economy Roundup: Co-op Month, CLTs from the Bronx to Berlin, Black Social Economies

This week we’re talking about Co-op Month, how communities are reclaiming land and housing from the Bronx to Berlin, solidarity with Haitian and Black migrants, Indigenous resistance in Brazil, grassroots energy democracy in Puerto Rico, the Black social economy and...

New Economy Roundup: The World We Want, Hurricane Ida Just Recovery, “Indigenous Resistance Against Carbon”

We’re baaack! After a month of rest, reflection and connection, NEC staff is back online – which means the New Economy Roundup is also back to its bimonthly schedule. This week we’re talking about what the world we want looks like, just recovery after Hurricane Ida,...

New Economy Roundup: Public Banking Act, #CancelRent, Building Solidarity Economy Ecosystems

This week we’re talking about congressional hearings on the Public Banking Act, the expiring eviction moratorium, the history of solidarity economy ecosystems, building economic resilience through cooperation in Lebanon, Downtown Crenshaw Rising’s campaign to...

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Resources from our Network

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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What’s new with NEC?

Meet our Creative Wildfire Artists!

Meet our Creative Wildfire Artists!

A few months ago, New Economy Coalition, Movement Generation and the Climate Justice Alliance put out the Resist a Return to Normal Manifesto to make it clear that we aren't going back to "normal". Instead, we are going to collectively build a just transition towards...

Summer Sabbatical: NEC Offices are Closed in August

Summer Sabbatical: NEC Offices are Closed in August

After this past year of pandemic, global uprisings and economic crises, and major organizational shifts at NEC, our small team is in need of deep rest. We’ve collectively decided to slow down our work and close our office during the month of August. The majority of...

We’re Hiring a Director of Donor Organizing!

We’re Hiring a Director of Donor Organizing!

NEC seeks a Director of Donor Organizing to guide our efforts in building a cross-class, multi-racial network of people bringing resources into the Solidarity Economy movement. We strongly encourage people of color, working class, LGBTQ, and/or womxn candidates to apply.

Request for Proposals – Interim Operations Support

Request for Proposals – Interim Operations Support

Location: Remote, USA Length of contract: 6 months Time Commitment: Full-time temporary contract position (32 hours per week) Application deadline: ASAP, proposals submitted by Feb 17 are given priority Compensation: Because we are considering individual candidates as...

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