Open Coops & Sustainable Livelyhoods

A New Alignment of Movements? Part I: The General Challenge

Can leading alt-economic and social movements find ways to work more closely together? Can there be a greater convergence and collaboration in fighting the pathologies of neoliberalism? Part one of two.
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Open Co-ops: Inspiration, Legal Structures and Tools

In this feature packed article, Josef Davies-Coates talks about the inspiration, legal structures and tools that can help Open Cooperativism become the vibrant movement it deserves to be.
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Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 3

In this, the final part of our serialization of "Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money", Pat Conaty talks about monetary reform, Commons-oriented public banking, citizen's income and the strategic need for a public-social partnership...
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Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 2

In this, the second part of three in our serialization of "Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money", Pat Conaty talks about Co-operative Interest-free lending models - past and present and examines Co-operative movement actions leading...
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Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 1

In this, the first part of three in our serialization of "Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money", Pat Conaty examines the cost of access to land is essential to the provision of affordable housing. Likewise the cost of access to money...
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Civil Power and the Path Forward for Greece

That Syriza is taking the social economy seriously is a good sign. The social economy represents one of the very few bright spots in Greece, with hundreds of new groups being formed to provide goods and services in a way that is entirely new.
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Fairness and the Commons, an Interview with Enric Duran

Here we present a Commons Transition interview with Enric Duran, who's currently busy organizing the FairCoop Open Cooperative, a community built effort to alleviate global economic inequalities through the use of mutual credit, reputation systems and...
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Donnie Maclurcan: Where Sustainable Design Meets Business Sustainability

Watch this thought-provoking video to see how not-for-profit enterprise will be at the heart of a sustainable future by 2050.
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