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Trade unions and global restructuring: Globalisation and Resistance: critical engagements with neo-liberalism.

Trade unions and global restructuring: Globalisation and Resistance: critical engagements with neo-liberalism. | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
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Webinar Recap - Poverty Alleviation and Systems Change with Worker Cooperatives

Webinar Recap - Poverty Alleviation and Systems Change with Worker Cooperatives | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
EPIP is a national network of foundation professionals and social entrepreneurs. Our mission is to develop emerging leaders committed to building a just, equitable, and sustainable society.
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Ways to Build a Liberated Society Beyond Capitalism via @gfbertini

Ways to Build a Liberated Society Beyond Capitalism via @gfbertini | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
Thus, capitalist structures (corporations, governments, banks, schools, etc.) are not seized so much as simply abandoned. Capitalist relations are not fought so much as they are simply rejected. We...
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The Case for Working Less

The Case for Working Less | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
The focus of conventional employment policy is on creating ‘more work’. People without work and in receipt of benefits are viewed as a drain on the state and in need of assistance or direct coercion to get them into work.
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Mondragon: Spain's giant co-operative where times are hard but few go bust

Mondragon: Spain's giant co-operative where times are hard but few go bust | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
The northern Spanish town is dominated by its eponymous €15bn corporation that controls over 100 smaller co-ops
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How the Hub Found Its Center (SSIR) #collaboration #socialentrepreneurship

How the Hub Found Its Center (SSIR) #collaboration #socialentrepreneurship | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
After a period of crisis and transition, Impact Hub has emerged as an organization that is partly a movement, partly a business, and partly a network.
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The Foundational Economy in Britain by Karel Williams

The Foundational Economy in Britain by Karel Williams | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
In October 2012, British Sociological Association journal Work, employment and society hosted a one-day conference reflecting on key debates and looking forward to what the future might hold for th...
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Co-operative Principles | The Sociocracy Consulting Group

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» Worker Cooperatives: Retooling the Solidarity Economy Center for a Stateless Society

» Worker Cooperatives: Retooling the Solidarity Economy Center for a Stateless Society | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
Sebastian: The cooperative economy is a sleeping giant. There are at least 30,000 U.S. cooperatives with $3T in assets, $654B in annual revenues, $75B in wages and benefits and 875,000 jobs directly created.
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VIDEO: Understanding the Mondragon Worker Cooperative ...

VIDEO: Understanding the Mondragon Worker Cooperative ... | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
Watch a 2012 interview Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman did with Mikel Lezamiz, director of Cooperative Dissemination at the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation in Spain's Basque Country. He describes how the ...
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Customer participation at the heart of P2P Lending

Customer participation at the heart of P2P Lending | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
Why suggestions from you are the key to constant improvement. (This is an excerpt from a full post published on the P2PMoney blog) Back in November, I wrote a post about how P2P finance fits into t...

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Yes, there is an alternative to capitalism: Mondragon shows the way

Yes, there is an alternative to capitalism: Mondragon shows the way | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
Richard Wolff: Why are we told a broken system that creates vast inequality is the only choice? Spain's amazing co-op is living proof otherwise
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Making Sense Of The Many Business Models In The Sharing Economy

Making Sense Of The Many Business Models In The Sharing Economy | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
Do we even know what the sharing economy is anymore? Breaking down all the business models, from for-profit, venture-backed corporations t
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The Mondragon Cooperatives: Successes and Challenges

The Mondragon Cooperatives: Successes and Challenges | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
by Sharryn Kasmir, Hofstra University, USA In the wake of financial crisis and anti-austerity uprisings, there is growing interest in the US and Europe in nurturing non-capitalist social relations and solidarity economies: academics and advocates argue that worker-owned coops secure […]
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Sharing isn’t always caring | Al Jazeera America - sharing/sharecropping economy

Sharing isn’t always caring | Al Jazeera America - sharing/sharecropping economy | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
The sharing economy has to choose between people and profits
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How Chipotle transformed itself by upending its approach to management

How Chipotle transformed itself by upending its approach to management | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
During a busy lunch rush at a typical Chipotle restaurant, there are 20 steaks on the grill, and workers preparing massive batches of guacamole and seamlessly swapping out pans of ingredients. Compared to most fast-food chains, Chipotle favors...
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The MONDRAGON Cooperative Experience: Humanity at Work | Management Innovation eXchange

The MONDRAGON Cooperative Experience: Humanity at Work | Management Innovation eXchange | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
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Do Informal Initiatives in the South Share a Capitalist Logic or Are They the Seeds of a Solidarity Economy? The Case of Santiago de Chile | News & Views | UNRISD

Do Informal Initiatives in the South Share a Capitalist Logic or Are They the Seeds of a Solidarity Economy? The Case of Santiago de Chile | News & Views | UNRISD | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
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InterTwinkles is a platform built from the ground up to help small democratic groups to do process online.

InterTwinkles is a platform built from the ground up to help small democratic groups to do process online. | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
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Your co-op or affinity group already has lots of ways to communicate online. So why is it so hard to make consensus decisions between meetings?

InterTwinkles is a platform built from the ground up to help small democratic groups to do process online. It provides structure to improve the efficiency of specific communication tasks like brainstorming and proposals

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The Occupy Movement Is Launching A Money Cooperative

The Occupy Movement Is Launching A Money Cooperative | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
Occupy Wall Street has come full circle. Before, the movement attacked financial institutions; now it has created one.
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Together: How Cooperatives Show Resilience to the Crisis (2012) | Watch Documentary Free Online

Together: How Cooperatives Show Resilience to the Crisis (2012) | Watch Documentary Free Online | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
It’s a fact. In Europe, 1.5 million workers co-own their enterprises. They are called worker cooperatives, social cooperatives or participative enterprises. The documentary TOGETHER reveals...
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Filmmakers: Cooperative Businesses Bring Democracy to the Workplace

Filmmakers: Cooperative Businesses Bring Democracy to the Workplace | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
In their new film, Shift Change, filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin take viewers on a worldwind tour of the cooperative economy.
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Cooperatives and Community Work Are Part of American DNA

Cooperatives and Community Work Are Part of American DNA | CooperativesDev | Scoop.it
From the founding of the country, people working together to make a better life for all has been central.
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