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#SolidarityCities: Philadelphia

#SolidarityCities is a project exploring how peer organizations facilitate cross-sectoral and regional organizing and grew from a desire to learn more about the challenges, victories, and movement-building of the solidarity economy movement.

The Local Economy Solution

So, cities and states should stop trying to lure huge corporations from one jurisdiction to another and should instead invest in the local businesses that are likely to stay, create jobs, and support the local economy.

Collaboration and Changing Beliefs are Two Keys for a Degrowth Economy

Today when we think about a degrowth economy, about fostering the transition towards it and supporting more resilient lifestyles, I imagine – departing from systems theory – that we need something deeper; some kind of economic acupuncture that can trigger specific points that …

7 Paths to Development That Bring Neighborhoods Wealth, Not Gentrification

In cities across the nation, a few enjoy rising affluence while many struggle to get by.

After Decades in a Food Desert, These Neighbors Are Building a $2 Million Co-op—And They Own It

As their dream becomes a reality, organizers hope the RCC and the community of northeast Greensboro are set to become an example of what it looks like when the goal of a business is to serve its community.

Here's what a Solidarity Economy Looks Like - From Quebec to Chicago to Mexico

Defining the term “solidarity economy” can be difficult: it has become a kind of catch-all to describe everything from worker-owned cooperatives to open source software to complementary currencies.

Imagining the (R)Urban Commons in 2040

Commoning is beyond the just "being together". In fact, it may be the only way in which we can systemically confront the dysfunctions and corruptions of the market/state system that now govern us.

Patterns of Commoning: Overture

Commoning may be a hardy social phenomenon with an ancient pedigree, but in modern industrial societies, it enjoys only modest understanding and respect.

The Left should Embrace Degrowth

Degrowth is a frontal attack on the ideology of economic growth.

Will the ScotPound Succeed as a Parallel Currency?

How could we create money to serve the 99%?

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