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SELC Celebrates Victories and Launches Seed Library Campaign

Now in its fifth year, SELC is a driving force for the new economy, doing pioneering work around worker cooperatives, home-based food businesses, alternative currencies, legal guides for sharing, legal apprenticeships, accessible legal cafes, renewable energy, the commons, seed libraries and more.

A brief history of contemporary “consumerism” and anti-consumerism

History books usually study social movements of the second half of the nineteenth century from the point of view of the split between anarchists and Marxists.

Ways to Create a Democratized Economy

Is there any path toward a more democratic, equal and ecologically sustainable society? What can one person do?

Fair Coop

Imagine an online cooperative that supports economic equality around the world and is free from state control. This is the vision for Fair.coop.

Looking Back to our Future

The problems with how we get our food are a microcosm of the problems with our economy.

Sharing Activists Reveal Plan to Turn Los Angeles into Sharing Mecca

As a founding member of the Sharing Cities Network (SCN), Shareable interviewed Arroyo Sustainable Economies Organization (ASECO) to get the scoop on their recently released plan to create Share LA.

16 Worker Coops Redefining the Cooperative Movement

 The worker cooperative movement has hit a new stride. Here are some of the most interesting and innovative worker cooperatives around.

How America's Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of Poverty

Can worker-owned businesses lift families out of poverty? “They did mine,” Ramos said.

Five Women-Run Co-ops Pushing Back Against the “Feminization of Poverty”

Cooperative development is one tool in the community wealth-building strategy toolbox that...can help lift low-wage workers, and especially women, out of poverty.

The Great Promise of Social Co-operatives

The austerity agenda is often presented as inevitable, which is really just a way for corporatists and conservatives to dismiss any discussion or debate.

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