New Film Calls Worker-Owned Cooperatives “Next American Revolution”
by Kristin HugoMar 15, 2013
- Gar Alperovitz’s film points to worker-owned cooperatives as a growing alternative to traditional capitalism and socialism.
Video Demonstrates “Mind-Blowing” U.S. Wealth Inequality
by Catherine WoodiwissMar 08, 2013
- Statistics about how much wealth is possessed by different groups of people can be hard to wrap your mind around. This video visualizes the figures in a few different ways—and the picture isn’t pretty.
Where Did International Women’s Day Come From?
by Steph SolisMar 08, 2013
- Today, the world honors advancements for women’s rights—and it all started with a courageous group of garment workers.
Why Unions Are Going Into the Co-op Business
by Amy B. DeanMar 05, 2013
- The steelworkers deal that could turn the rust belt green.
How Workers Laid Off from a Chicago Factory Took It Over Themselves
by Laura FlandersMar 05, 2013
- When their boss tried to fire them, the workers of Republic Windows and Doors occupied the factory. Now they own it as a cooperative.
After the Sequester: Can We Create Better Jobs for Military Employees?
by James TrimarcoFeb 27, 2013
- The sequester could result in the first significant cuts to the military budget in years. If it goes through, let’s make sure we avoid mass unemployment by training these veterans to work in growing industries.
Behind the Kitchen Door: A Must-Read for Anyone Who Eats at Restaurants
by John Cavanagh, Robin BroadFeb 25, 2013
- Review: More than half of the nation’s worst-paid jobs are related to food. Saru Jayaraman’s new book dives into the explosive movement for better rights for those who plant, process, and cook the food we eat.
Filmmakers: Cooperative Businesses Bring Democracy to the Workplace
by Mark KarlinFeb 22, 2013
- In their new film, Shift Change, filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin take viewers on a worldwind tour of the cooperative economy.
Just the Facts: What's So Good About Co-ops?
Feb 20, 2013
- Why support the co-ops in your community? The benefits might be further-reaching than you think.
The Cooperative Way to a Stronger Economy
by Sarah van GelderFeb 19, 2013
- Co-ops—just like people—can get more done together than anyone can do alone. They come in many forms, and are more common than you might imagine.
The Economy: Under New Ownership
by Marjorie KellyFeb 19, 2013
- How cooperatives are leading the way to empowered workers and healthy communities.
Green Housing: In Buffalo, It's Not Just for Rich People Anymore
by Mark Andrew BoyerFeb 15, 2013
- Can we build sustainable housing that's affordable, too? The city of Buffalo did, and created a community jobs pipeline in the process. Here's what can happen when neighborhoods take the lead.
What’s Cheaper than Solar, Slashes Carbon Emissions, and Creates Jobs in Kentucky?
by Erin L. McCoyFeb 04, 2013
- Having an energy-efficient home saves the owners money, but they often procrastinate on improvements. When energy companies in Kansas and Kentucky figured out a way to sweeten the deal, the results brought good news for homeowners, contractors, and for the planet.
Europe Authorizes “Robin Hood Tax” on Financial Transactions
by Sarah AndersonJan 25, 2013
- Support for the tax on stocks, bonds, and derivatives was so strong among EU finance ministers that it wasn’t even necessary to take a formal vote.
What India Taught Me About How to End Hunger
by Frances Moore LappeJan 25, 2013
- Back in the ’60s, Frances Moore Lappé realized that hunger is caused by a scarcity of democracy, not food. Then, a collective of courageous women farmers showed her how to change that.