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Fortress World Of Capitalism vs. Beautiful Possibilities Of Cooperation

Fortress World Of Capitalism vs. Beautiful Possibilities Of Cooperation
Above photo: Those arguing for the emergence of non-capitalist alternatives have gravitated to the term “solidarity economy” to describe the non-capitalist economic initiatives that are emerging, and it seems that “platform cooperativism” is a good term for those technologically mediated forms of solidarity economy that serve human needs and help build a sustainable future. (Photo: Japo García/flickr) Building a sustainable world in these ... Read more

On International Day, UN Promotes Cooperative Solutions For Social Inclusion

On International Day, UN Promotes Cooperative Solutions For Social Inclusion
Above Photo: Coffee Handlers at Cooperative Café Timor Sifting Coffee Beans. Photo: UN Photo/Martine Perret 1 July 2017 – Cooperatives help to build inclusive economies and societies, and can help to eliminate poverty and reach the other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the head of the United Nations labour agency today said, marking the International Day of Cooperatives. “Let us draw on the strengths of cooperatives as we pool efforts ... Read more

Replacing TrumpCare and ObamaCare with Co-opCare

Replacing TrumpCare and ObamaCare with Co-opCare
Above photo: Ithaca Health Alliance. From Ithaca.com. Few are satisfied with America’s medical insurance system, but many resist abrupt change. Conservatives want smaller government and more individual responsibility. Liberals fear abandonment of the poor and elderly. Everyone dreads premium increases. Yet there is a path that’s both liberal and conservative, which relies on a genuinely free market to achieve low-cost, high-quality health ... Read more

Co-Ops Lead By Putting Communities In Charge Of New Housing Projects

Co-Ops Lead By Putting Communities In Charge Of New Housing Projects
Above Photo: Mehrs als Wohnen won a World Habitat Award last year The new model, social production of habitat, sees residents rather than the market determine their living environment Co-operatives, community land trusts and other housing models are coming together to help communities design their own homes and neighbourhoods. The new concept – known as a platform for social production of habitat (SPH) – means locals are involved in ... Read more

Bronx Home Health Care Cooperative Is Fixing The Field One Aide At A Time

Bronx Home Health Care Cooperative Is Fixing The Field One Aide At A Time
Above Photo: From dnainfo.com BRONX — Zenobia Hernandez swung the wheelchair in front of her students, demonstrating how to maneuver a patient in it when there is no ramp present. “The first thing I’m going to do is take the brakes off,” Hernandez said, in Spanish, as she flipped a lever below the wheelchair. “I pull the chair towards me and place my leg here,” she pushed her right leg next to the base of the chair. “Then I’m going to use my ... Read more

Reflections On A Visit To Cuba’s Urban Cooperatives

Reflections On A Visit To Cuba’s Urban Cooperatives
Above Photo: From geo.coop Note : Include a “New Economy” TAG — that will ensure the article also goes on the ItsOurEconomy.US page as well as its Facebook page. Let me start by summarizing why I wanted to go to Cuba now. My learning objectives were the following: It seemed important to me to visit Cuba before it is overrun with American tourists and global businesses entering its economy. I wanted to understand the impact of years of the ... Read more