The Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC, pronounced “seek”) is surely one of the more audacious commons-based innovations to have emerged in the past five years.
Articles: cooperatives (64)
The explosion of worker cooperatives in recent years has social justice organizers talking.
What it boils down to is ensuring an equal emphasis on the “worker” and “owner” of being a worker-owner.
It was beyond the imagination of most workers and scholars in industrialized countries that workers would or could occupy their companies and run them on their own.
Can leading alt-economic and social movements find ways to work more closely together?
University governance is approaching a critical juncture.
While the investment cooperatives that have formed in northeast Minneapolis and in Sangudo have relied primarily on the resources of the communities starting them, both initiatives have also benefited from favorable state and provincial policies.
The creation of what we now call capitalism, with its deification of private property and free...markets, has been a conscious project spanning a number of centuries.
A growing number of business owners are making the decision to turn over ownership to their employees.
To me, a commons transition speaks to the process of communities progressively controlling and self-governing more and more of their collective resources, by and for themselves and future generations.