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New Economy ROUNDUP

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New Economy Roundup: Wiyot-led Solidarity Economy, Fighting Food Apartheid in Baltimore, Rural Co-op Power

This week we’re talking about an Indigenous-led community land trust in northern California, the fight against food apartheid in Baltimore, how alternative currencies are building local resilience, ending US economic imperialism in Cuba and Haiti, rural cooperative...

New Economy Roundup: Climate Crisis & the Solidarity Economy, Creative Wildfire Manifesto, Another World is Happening

This week we’re talking about the PNW heatwave and how solidarity economy organizers are preparing for climate migration; $1.5M in city funding for cooperative housing in NYC; solidarity with Palestine; global movements for seed sovereignty; a new manifesto we’re...

New Economy Roundup: Reparations June, Indigenous Energy Futures, Economics for Emancipation

This week we’re talking about Juneteenth and reparations, Indigenous-led organizing for energy democracy and health cooperatives, solidarity economy policy recommendations from around the world, a new podcast series on Economics for Emancipation, and more!

New Economy Roundup: Solidarity Economy vs. Capitalism, Free Palestine, Public Banking in the Pandemic

This week we’re talking about how the solidarity economy can move us beyond capitalism, a new bill to finance co-ops, uprisings in Palestine and calls to defund Israeli military forces, how public banks around the world have responded to the pandemic, why cooperative...

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...

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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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