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Art Co-ops and the Power of Mobilizing Collaboration for Creativity

For as long as there has been art, artists have worked together to support each others' projects and sustain their livelihoods.

How Urban Governments Are Promoting Worker Co-ops

City governments are shaping up as key actors accelerating worker co-op development.

Debunking Co-op Myths: 6 Common Misconceptions about Co-operatives

 Clearing up 6 common misconceptions about co-operatives.

The People's Forest

In the Remscheid-based project ‘Wald 2.0’, everyone can have ‘their very own’ piece of forest. At the root of it is a coop that champions conservation and the common good.

National Co-op Month Kicks Off in October. Here's Why it Matters

Can you imagine a world where all businesses are owned and directly controlled by the people who depend on them for employment or essential goods and services?

6 Ways We’re Already Leading an Economic Revolution

While progress is never strictly linear, I believe that we are beginning to see an accelerating development of the foundations for a system that looks a lot like the Pluralist Commonwealth, and a growing recognition of how they begin to fit together.

Can Cooperative Businesses Save Communities?

To stabilize their communities and rebuild the household wealth lost in the financial crisis, many Americans—particularly those in once decaying inner city neighborhoods—are turning to the model of co-operative businesses, which emphasize joint ownership by workers and democratic …

Co-operatives aren't Co-operatives unless they Co-operate with Each Other

High-tech tools of exploitation are being repurposed to build a fairer economy.

What is a Platform Co-op

The good news is that there is an alternative — one that places control and ownership of digital services into the hands of its users. It’s called a platform cooperative, or platform co-op.

CIC’s autonomous projects of collective initiatives: Calafou

One of the most interesting autonomous projects associated with the Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC) is Calafou, the self-proclaimed “post-capitalist colony” which settled in 2011 in the ruins of an abandoned industrial village in the Catalan county of l’Anoia, about 65km …

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