Degrowth is a frontal attack on the ideology of economic growth.
Stephanie Rearick and her friends and co-workers have been constructing a solidarity-based economic network in Madison, Wisconsin and beyond:
Why do humans, full of good qualities and wishing for happiness, not manage to live together in harmony?
It seems like a tough one to argue for degrowth in the context of the Greek crisis and as an alternative to austerity – but then all the more reason to try.
Gleaning is an ancient tradition, deeply embedded in the agricultural world.
Let’s try to get both a firm grasp and a large perspective on "regional co-operative/solidarity economic development," and what it has to do with “advancing the development of worker co-operatives.”
So what might a commons-based economy actually look like in its broadest dimensions, and how might we achieve it?
What ultimately fuels me to be part of the Ferguson uprising and the solidarity economy movement is a firm belief that people have the right to control the decisions that affect their lives–call it self-determination, democracy, social justice, whatever you will.
It is clear that the transition to a post-capitalist, sustainable economy will not happen overnight, or even in a few years.
‘There is a big need for the solidarity movement in Greece. It started in late 2011 and has nearly doubled now to around 400 groups – even more if you add the more loosely networked ones,’ Christos Giovanopoulos says.
Seeing high unemployment, activists from various social movements have decided that since the contemporary system cannot provide them with jobs, they’ll create them outside of it.
Unlike their traditional for-profit counterparts, Open Cooperatives are oriented towards the common good in their statutes.