Nithin Coca

Nithin Coca is a freelance journalist who focuses on pressing social and environment issues, particularly in developing countries.


Association of Olopenses Women provides economic empowerment to rural Guatemalan workers

Real solutions, such as building an organization like the AMO, require time to build trust and relationships. It also means overcoming the legacy of failed government and nonprofit promises to impoverished communities.

May 4, 2022

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Accessible local alternatives to Amazon Prime

By keeping your spending local, you can also help your neighborhood, town or city recover from COVID-19 impacts more quickly.

April 28, 2021

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Community Newspaper Becomes Reader-Owned Cooperative

Reader-owners will, collaboratively, determine the future of the publication. It is uncharted territory, but one that readers, staff and editors are all eager to begin.

January 9, 2020

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How the ICDE is Working to Advance Platform Cooperativism: Q&A with Trebor Scholz

New entities are creating toolkits and models for start-up platform cooperatives to more easily tackle the existing legal, financial and technical barriers to entry in the digital economy.

August 19, 2019

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Spanish Cities Make the Case for How Cooperatives Can Address Urban Ills

Whether it is growing congestion due to ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft, rising housing costs due to Airbnb, or increasing agitation from gig workers being forced to work longer hours for less pay, cities are at the forefront of the battle to control the exploitative platform economy.

March 11, 2019

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Japan Cooperative Alliance Aims to Give Unified Voice to Diverse Sector

How can cooperatives work together? In Japan, cooperatives have banded together to form the Japan Cooperative Alliance (JCA), an umbrella organization that seeks to promote inter-cooperative collaborations, lobby for pro-cooperative policies, and provide better information and education about cooperatives to the general public.

June 28, 2018

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