In rural and remote western Canada, working together is necessary. Without the support of neighbours, family and friends, much of the development created, maintained and developing in rural and remote areas simply wouldn’t and couldn’t take place.

Most of the time this “working together” is not formal nor is it incorporated into a legal business entity, like a co-op. It’s simply neighbours working together to get crops off the field, roads cleared of snow drifts, farm machinery fixed or community buildings – like churches, rinks and schools – built.

We wrapped up the third webinar in our first-ever Summer Implementation Institute with Kenneth Tang from the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) and our West Coast Project Manager, Francesco Tena.

In recent years, NCBA CLUSA has estimated that there are about 40,000 cooperative businesses within the U.S. Now, new research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Cooperatives (UWCC) has validated that number.

We are living in a time of a crisis of capitalism. The neoliberal mantra of ‘leave everything to the market’ is beginning to ring hollow, even among the elites. As they gather in Davos this week they are confronted by a profitability problem of the world economy that can be divided into three main parts.

A featured speaker from the May 2016 Disco Tech put on by MIT and the Engagement Lab.

Micky Metts is a member of Agaric, a worker owned cooperative of web developers.
In her talk Micky unpacks concepts of decolonization of the self, and of self care in collaborative space.

Jeremy Corbyn has suggested that 'gig economy' contracts should be replaced by cooperatives...

Mr Corbyn suggested "gig economy" firms like ride-hailing service Uber or food delivery firm Deliveroo could be replaced by co-operatives, in which drivers collectively set pay and conditions and share or reinvest the profits from their work.

Economic and social conditions in the Arab region were  affected by a number of major changes that took place in the second half of the 20th century. These include adopting market economy in the 1970s, the financial crises that hit several countries in the late 1980s, and the structural reform programs brought about by international financial institutions.

“We believe the co-op model is a win for the government, the taxpayer and the consumer. It requires no taxpayer dollars, creates hundreds of direct jobs, generates a revenue stream for government above direct taxation and can be put in place by 1 July 2018 ensuring Albertans have access to safe, regulated cannabis from a diverse group of companies,” said Mr Karasiuk.

TRUJILLO ALTO, Puerto Rico — It's 10 minutes to noon, and Alexandra Rodriguez Rios has already cooked and delivered more than 60 lunch plates to residents in her co-op living community.

The programme aims to strengthen producers’ capacity to make the most of agricultural products that cannot be sold due to some minor aspect faults but maintain the same nutritive value.

One of the worker co-ops involved is Frutalcoop, which is using plums and apples for energy bars and salsa sauces and guavas for food toppings, soaps and body lotions.

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