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New Organization for Solidarity Economy, Postal Banking

New Organization for Solidarity Economy, Postal Banking
An expanded organization dedicated to postal and public banking, worker-owned cooperatives, debt forgiveness, and basic income will host a variety of speakers in its Spring 2015 phone conference series, according to the group’s web site. Commonomics USA, formed by veterans of the public banking, debt forgiveness, and foreclosure prevention movements, aims to “advance economic justice, reclaim the commons, and promote democratic economies ... Read more

Worker-Owners Cheer Creation of $1.2 Million Co-op Development Fund in NYC

Worker-Owners Cheer Creation of $1.2 Million Co-op Development Fund in NYC
In a victory for new economy advocates, the New York City Council passed a budget last week that will create a $1.2 million fund for the growth of worker-owned cooperative businesses. The investment is the largest a municipal government in the U.S. has ever made in the sector, breaking new ground for the cooperative development movement. Melissa Hoover, executive director of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives and the Democracy at ... Read more

The Cooperative Economy

The Cooperative Economy
IN THE MID-1960s, when author, historian, and political economist Gar Alperovitz was working as legislative director for Senator Gaylord Nelson, change was in the air. Ink had dried on an early version of the Clean Air Act, the civil rights movement had won major victories, and the first Earth Day was in the works. The U.S. still faced plenty of serious challenges, but many Americans felt their country was capable of dealing with them ... Read more

Live Stream of the Economic Democracy Plenary Sessions in Baltimore

Live Stream of the Economic Democracy Plenary Sessions in Baltimore
If you are unable to make it to the conference tonight, keep it tuned to this page for a live stream of our town hall at The Real News Network! You will also be able to catch the opening and closing plenary sessions on Saturday right here. For more on the event's schedule, visit here. Let's #BuildBmore2gether! Read more

How NYC is Partnering with Coops to Support Democratic Businesses

How NYC is Partnering with Coops to Support Democratic Businesses
In some municipalities, including New York City, local governments are partnering with worker cooperatives to fulfill government contracts. This means that government dollars, rather than going to top-heavy businesses that sacrifice employee well-being and fair compensation in pursuit of larger profit margins, are going to businesses that prioritize long-term employment, fair wages, and democratic workplaces. Read more