The flourishing of farmers markets and credit unions demonstrates a longing for business that serves the common good. Can it infiltrate the Amazon-dominated, Uberized Internet?
Nathan Schneider is an editor of Waging Nonviolence. His first two books are Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse and God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet.
Next year, residents will vote on replacing the Affordable Care Act with ColoradoCare, a plan that works like a cooperative. In a purple state like this, it just might work.
Holacracy aims to liberate workers from micromanagement by replacing bosses with code-like rules modeled on computer programming.
If the Trump administration is serious about bringing jobs and pride back to rural America, they should take a lesson from cooperatives of the 1930s.
As cooperative culture spreads into the tech world, Loomio is part of a new wave of entrepreneurs figuring out how to finance a more democratic, values-centered online economy.
A group of activists in Oregon wants polluters to pay residents for using their air. I spoke with Camila Thorndike, director of Oregon Climate, about this unusual effort to put a price on carbon.
“We need to expand the civil-rights struggle to a higher level—to the level of human rights.”
Movements for economic justice and equality are rarely flush with cash. But "cryptocurrencies" like Bitcoin might stand to change the rules in their favor.
A few months ago, India's Aam Aadmi Party was a curiosity; now, it’s a call for pro-democracy movements elsewhere to step up their game.
Real anarchists aren't just for abolition of the state. They're for a society in which ordinary people can freely and democratically govern themselves.
Religion is the means by which many imagine and work for a world more just than this one. Last year, Wall Street’s Trinity Church refused to shelter the movement; this year, churches and Occupiers are sharing a very different kind of Advent season.
What will be the lasting impacts of Occupy’s latest major action?
What to expect from Occupy’s next big action.