[Editor's note: GEO member Cadwell Turnbull has written before about the need to incorporate cooperatives and collective action into fiction and drama. in this short story, recently published in The Verge, Cadwell does just that.]

We're offering 50% off our books on the struggle for Black Liberation for Black History Month. Get a free Ebook (where available) and free shipping on orders over $25 inside the US.

The second international conference “Social Solidarity Economy and the Commons” will be a meeting point for researchers, activists, public officials and social entrepreneurs involved in social and solidarity economy, governance of the commons and new social movements in different parts of the world.

Since 2011 I have been working almost full time on collaborative projects, with open and decentralized organizations. I can say that I've seen it all, but I am still trying to make sense of it all.

In a first-of-its-kind meeting, member-owners, trustees and activists from New Mexico and Colorado rural electric cooperatives discussed renewable energy and their co-ops’ working relationship with Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association.

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Delta-Montrose Electric Association officials announced Dec. 6 plans to get out of their contract with Tri-State in order to pursue cheaper renewable energy projects

Saskatoon Co-op says more of its striking employees are putting down the picket signs and heading back to work. Over the last week, the company says 12 more employees have gone back to work after picketing for the last three months. Co-op says those who have continued to work through the strike or have returned to work, numbers more than 200.

Seeking A Loan Administrator

Please circulate! Shared Capital Cooperative is looking for a Loan Administrator to support its lending program operations. The Loan Administrator plays a key role in ensuring the smooth and accurate functioning of the organization’s lending activities. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of the loan closing process, maintaining loan files, monitoring loans, maintaining loan data and assisting borrowers. We are looking for someone who has experience with the loan closing process and/or paralegal experience in a

Worker & Social Cooperatives are riding the wave of changes. They represent a valuable and secure employment and entrepreneurial option for young people. We asked young cooperators from our network to share and illustrate their experience. Here’s the third and last video from a 3-part series!

Malik Yakini came to cooperative economics as a student at Eastern Michigan University in the mid-1970s when he started a food-buying club. “I wasn’t thinking of myself as a food activist,” he says, “I was thinking of myself as an activist in the black liberation movement.”

More than 65% of new co-operatives in France are start-up businesses – and to cater for them, a website has been launched featuring case studies and best practices.

Did you commit to reading more books as your new year’s resolution but don't know where to start? As always, we're here to help! Check out these books recommended by Law Center staff members Tia, Subin, Sue, and Chris:

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