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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 Rematriation, Repairing Black Foodways, Building Power through Co-ops

This month we’re focused on food and land sovereignty! We’re talking about the rematriation of the West Berkeley Shellmound, Black-led food systems, Land Day protests and the global connections between land and energy systems. Plus get a look at worker co-op ecologies, a call to action from Argentina cooperators, interviews with tenant activists, and new solidarity economy 101 resources.

New Economy Roundup: Landworker Power, Community-Controlled Housing Wins, National Co-op Bill

This week we’re talking about powerful farmworker organizing on the West Coast, recent wins for community-controlled housing, LA’s stripper cooperative, first-of-its-kind federal legislation for co-ops, and a special issue of Hammer & Hope focused on internationalism and Palestinian liberation.

New Economy Roundup: Women’s Resistance, Black Food Sovereignty, Rural Electric Co-ops

This month we’re talking about how women around the world resist and build solidarity, worker and community member actions in Minnesota, fostering Black food sovereignty in Detroit, taking action against imperialism in Haiti, and more.

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!

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Resources from our Network

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.

Resource List: Solidarity Economies in Latin America

Resource List: Solidarity Economies in Latin America

Many of the strongest examples we have of real solidarity economies – where communities are meeting their own needs outside of capitalist systems – come out of social movements in Latin America,  and the communities who have carried those traditions of cooperation across borders. We’ve compiled this short resource list of solidarity economy organizing in Latin America and Latinx communities in the US as a reminder that another world isn’t only possible – it’s already happening. 

The Ujamaa Hour Archives

The Ujamaa Hour Archives

The Ujamaa Hour is a monthly webcast hosted by writer, facilitator, and organizer, Michael Tekhen Strode, exploring the Black social and solidarity...

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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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