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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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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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Help Us Grow Our Roots in the Solidarity Economy

Help Us Grow Our Roots in the Solidarity Economy

In 2020, we’re ready to take our work deeper. But we need your support! Our goal is to raise $100K by the end of the year, so that we can build a solidarity economy movement that cannot and will not be ignored. Our Interim Co-Director, Kelly Baker, explains why your support is crucial as we enter a new decade

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