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Social Ecology: Communalism against Climate Chaos

By on January 16, 2018

Brian Tokar: Since the 1960s, the theory and praxis of social ecology have helped guide efforts to articulate a radical, counter-systemic ecological outlook with a goal of transforming society’s relationship to non-human nature. For many decades, social ecologists have articulated a fundamental ecological critique of capitalism and the state, and proposed an alternative vision of empowered... Continue reading

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Reimagine, don’t seize, the means of production

By on January 16, 2018

Written by Stacco Troncoso and Ann Marie Utratel: One of the most difficult systems to reimagine is global manufacturing. If we are producing offshore and at scale, ravaging the planet for short-term profits, what are the available alternatives? A movement combining digital and physical production points toward a new possibility: Produce within our communities, democratically and... Continue reading

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How the co-op movement made steps towards equality in 2017

By on January 12, 2018

An encouraging article which, among other things, mentions Platform Coops. Let’s hope that in 2018 we can speak about strides, rather than steps. The article was originally published in Cooperative News. Building a ‘human economy’ Co-ops have a key part to play if the world is to move to a “human economy” says Oxfam after... Continue reading

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Lessons from Finland: building a co-operative economy

By on January 10, 2018

Ed Mayo: In a sparsely populated country with a short summer and long, hard winter, the idea of people working together for a common interest comes naturally. As a result there are more member-owners of co-operative enterprises in Finland than there are people. The average adult is a member of two co-operatives; those in a... Continue reading

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In the battle for net neutrality, can co-ops keep the internet open and democratic?

By on December 28, 2017

Small, community-owned ISPs are spreading – and could help to protect open internet access Sammi-Jo Lee, writing for Coop News, gives us the lowdown on the P2P alternative to ISP big players. Sammi-Jo Lee: In 2011, brand new fibre-optic cables lit up for the first time across the forested terrain of the Ozarks and up... Continue reading

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