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Getting from Here to There

Business-as-usual is sure to deliver us a future that is both unsustainable and undesirable, with climate change arguably our most pressing problem.

Obama’s Trade Agreements are a Gift to Corporations

On Thursday, legislation moved forward that would give President Obama authority to negotiate two contentious trade deals: the Trans-Pacific Partnership …

Spain's CIC Tries to Build a New Economy from the Ground Up

The Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC, pronounced “seek”) is surely one of the more audacious commons-based innovations to have emerged in the …

How Can Open Cooperatives Grow and Thrive: A Proposal

Unlike their traditional for-profit counterparts, Open Cooperatives are oriented towards the common good in their statutes.

The Store(e)-Keeper

Teacher Heinz Frey halted the demise of “mom-and-pop stores” by creating new village centres – first in his home village, then in other …

Putting the Real Story of Energy and the Economy Together

 What is the real story of energy and the economy? We hear two predominant energy stories.  

How Worker Co-ops are Moving Beyond Capitalism

The explosion of worker cooperatives in recent years has social justice organizers talking.

Bank Robbery: Inequality and the Banking System

Extreme inequality is the main economic, political and cultural evil of our times.

Slow Money: Food  

Extraenvironmentalist #85 focuses on the topic of GMOs in the second of our three part series from the 2014 Slow Money Gathering.

The Rise of Biocultural Rights

Biocultural rights represent a bold new departure in human rights law that recognizes the importance of a community’s stewardship over lands and waters.

What If Uber Were a Unionized, Worker-Owned Co-Op? These Denver Cabbies Are Making It Happen

What it boils down to is ensuring an equal emphasis on the “worker” and “owner” of being a worker-owner.
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