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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: 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...

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...

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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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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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