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New Economy ROUNDUP

Sign up for our bimonthly newsletter, the New Economy Roundup, to get highlights of our 200+ members and many other building solidarity economies around the world.

New Economy Roundup: Practicing Abolition, Organized Labor & Housing Co-ops, Black Solidarity Economy Fund

This week we’re talking about how the solidarity economy requires abolition practices, leaving corporate landlords in the past and building tenant power, a new pilot project between co-ops and organized labor, and, of course, solidarity with all oppressed people everywhere.

New Economy Roundup: Black Co-op History, Fighting Fascism Everywhere, Solidarity Economy Case Studies

This month we’re talking about Black cooperative history, five case studies of regional solidarity economies, and how people are resisting the growing tide of fascism from Atlanta to Oaxaca to Argentina while building community power.

New Economy Roundup: Co-ops Challenging Capitalism, Wiyot Land Back, Free Palestine

This month, we’re talking about solidarity economy ecosystems in Dayton, New Orleans, and Seattle; the return of Wiyot ancestral lands, the shack-dwellers movement in South Africa, anticapitalism in Rojava, non-extractive lending, and more. We’re also expressing our solidarity and highlighting the connections between liberation struggles in Palestine, Congo, Haiti, and Atlanta.

New Economy Roundup: Solidarity with Palestine, Land Liberation, Co-op Month

This month we’re talking about calls for a ceasefire in Gaza, land liberation and rematriation, and solidarity with Haiti and Rojava. Keep reading to learn more about cooperative finance in Ghana, Co-op Month, new job opportunities, upcoming events, and more.

New Economy Roundup: People’s Climate Week, Latinx Co-op Ecosystems, Feminist Organizing Schools

This month we’re talking about Peoples’ Climate Week in NYC, a win for community land trusts in Miami, immigrant-led cooperatives, peoples’ assemblies in Kenya, feminist organizing schools, a message from the Black Solidarity Economy Fund, and more.

New Economy Roundup: Celebrating Black August, Maui Just Recovery, Participatory Democracy Wins

This month we’re talking about everything from Black August to just recovery in Maui. Learn more about just recovery wins in Seattle, African Francophone resistance to imperialism, Ecuador’s historic referendum, and the power of quilombos. Make sure you scroll to the...

New Economy Roundup: Land Back Win, People’s Budgets, Queer & Trans Solidarity Economies

This week we’re talking about a land back win in the Bay, queer liberation, a people’s budget showdown in Boston, Stop Cop CIty in Atlanta, getting Cuba #OfftheList, communes in Venezuela, and more.

On another note, NEC has got our big 2023 Annual Member Meeting coming up this July 11-13. We’re seeking sponsorships to enable us to make this an equitable event through offering childcare, food stipends, and honoraria to members. Please click here to learn more about being a sponsor!

Thank you to Natural Investments for sponsoring our annual member meeting stipends. This helps make care work in our network possible!

New Economy Roundup: Union Co-op Power, Take Back the Land, Scaling up the Solidarity Economy

This week we’re talking about union co-op power, land back by any means necessary in Puerto Rico, scaling up the Solidarity Economy in Appalachia, the legacy of Nakba Day and more. On another note, NEC has got our big 2023 Annual Member Meeting coming up this July...

New Economy Roundup: Fighting for Land Back, Food Sovereignty, and Cannabis Justice

This month we’re talking about how to get right with the land. Black farmers fighting eminent domain and starting a cannabis co-op, Indigenous nations are taking back their ancestors' recipes in the name of food sovereignty, and women in Rojava, Syria are battling...

New Economy Roundup: Feminist & Popular Economies, A World Without Bosses, Economics for Emancipation

This week we’re talking about feminist and popular economies from the US South to South America and beyond, banks for the people, community control in the Bronx, Welaunee forest defenders, imagining a world without bosses, a solidarity economy learning tour in Barcelona, a new course on using economics to get us free, and more.  

community highlights

Resources from our Network

Resource List: Just Recovery vs Disaster Capitalism

Resource List: Just Recovery vs Disaster Capitalism

Niki Franco is back to break down what we mean by the term “disaster capitalism” and how communities all over the world — from PR to New Orleans to Hawai’i — have resisted it and built just recovery efforts that return resources and power to the grassroots.

Resource List: Participatory Democracy

Resource List: Participatory Democracy

The US is obsessed with the word “democracy” – but what would real, grassroots democracy actually look like? Learn how initiatives like peoples budgets, movement assemblies and workplace democracy are putting real decision making power into community hands.

Resource List: Feminist & Popular Economies

Resource List: Feminist & Popular Economies

We honor the legacy of those who fought, and all the women today resisting capitalism, colonialism & cisheteropatriarchy by building feminist and popular economies from below. Learn about how women are building their own economies to provide dignified work, visibilize networks of communal care, build solidarity and collective wealth, and protect against gender-based and state violence.

Resource List: Black Co-op History

Resource List: Black Co-op History

From mutual aid societies to freedom farms and credit unions — Black communities have been using cooperative economics as a tool for collective liberation, self-determination, and to resist the violence of racial capitalism for centuries. Learn about radical Black co-ops throughout history and today.

news & updates

What’s new with NEC?

MEET OUR CREATIVE WILDFIRE ARTISTS & ORGS 🔥

MEET OUR CREATIVE WILDFIRE ARTISTS & ORGS 🔥

(Para leer en español ir abajo) We are so excited to announce the 2023-24 #CreativeWildfire artist cohort!  Creative Wildfire is a cultural organizing project led by Climate Justice Alliance, Movement Generation and New Economy Coalition. For this year, 7 brilliant...

A look back at our year so far! 🍅🌻

A look back at our year so far! 🍅🌻

There’s nothing quite as bountiful, vibrant and refreshing as a summer harvest. From sweet and tangy strawberries, to plump tomatoes, to juicy peaches, ripe fruits remind farmers the value of their hard, constant work. In this spirit of abundance, we at New Economy...

Launching our 2023 Member Dues Drive

Launching our 2023 Member Dues Drive

Giving dues reflects all the benefits of being a member, and materially shows that members collectively own this network! Building out recurring dues is also the most effective way to ensure that our movement is both well-resourced and in alignment with our values of a people’s economy, rather than working at the whims of philanthropy.

Welcome the 2023 NEC New Member Cohort!

Welcome the 2023 NEC New Member Cohort!

We are thrilled to welcome the following 32 organizations as members of the NEC network! This incredible cohort of new members are bringing important sectors, regions, and strategies that were underrepresented in the network. The NEC Team thanks you all for the...

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