What can we let go of if we had community control of all resources? Would we need police if all of our universal needs were met? Do we even need police now? The #BlackLivesMatter uprising has us questioning the role of police in the solidarity economy.
Billionaires dominate our politics, culture, and economy. Their wealth, as this report shows, has concentrated mightily over the last four decades — even as the number of U.S. households with zero or negative net worth is increasing and most of us are living paycheck to paycheck.
The current pandemic is exposing our central economic and social reality: Extreme wealth inequality has become America’s “pre-existing condition.”
In this report, we show how billionaire wealth has grown astoundingly over the last few decades — and, for some “pandemic profiteers,” even more dramatically since the COVID-19 crisis — even as billionaire tax obligations have plummeted.
Civil society organisations, trade unions, and local authorities are crafting new templates for how to expand democratic public ownership to all levels of society and opening up new routes to community-led and climate conscious public services.
State of the Dream 2020: Building a Fair Economy at the Intersections makes clear that entrenched racism and sexism is sustaining yawning economic inequities in the U.S. This well-rounded report features research, stories, interviews and a practical resource through a popular education workshop exercise that helps us fight for a fair economy and ensures all of us can thrive.
If ever there was a moment for cultural strategy — it’s now. A global pandemic has magnified the flaws of our capitalist system, but, also, the power art and culture to uplift, disrupt and build community. The Center for Cultural Power offers #NoGoingBack: A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide for Artists and Activists to meet the moment.
Last month, NEC’s Co-Directors met to discuss how to address the coronavirus pandemic. We are a national network with a bold vision. Before the COVID-19 crisis, our staff and members worked day in and day out to transform our economy to one that puts people and the...
'Like many of you, we are reeling. In these uncertain times, our first priority has been to make sure our team is safe and cared for. We are adjusting internal policies and reassessing plans for the next few months. As we settle into this new reality and those plans...
'Heartbreakingly, families losing their jobs to #COVID19 are also losing their power & water. That's unacceptable. 575+ groups (including NEC and members like the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, Democracy Collaborative, Beneficial State Foundation,...
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