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3
Apr

Co-operative societies essential for communal life in Rojava

The latest article to be reposted on our Co-operation in Mesopotamia website is a translation of an Arabic article that appeared on Rohani on 2 January 2019 and reposted on Co-operation in Mesopotamia’s website on 25 March 2019. The spread of co-operative societies in the region has strengthened the communal spirit and increased participation, with many people from villages and

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28
Feb

Why we’re supporting the Women’s Strike 2019 – and you should too

We at the Solidarity Economy Association are supporting the Women’s Strike on 8 March, with several of our worker members taking part. Actively participating in action with movements that share our values is an essential part of creating a thriving solidarity economy for the UK – an economy based on justice, diversity and pluralism, co-operation, self-management, ecological sustainability, and solidarity.  

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19
Feb

SEA becomes co-organiser of NESI Global Forum in Malaga – the ‘Davos of the New Economy’

We’re excited to share that we’re once again co-organisers of the NESI Global Forum, considered the most relevant event worldwide for everyone working towards building an economy for people and the planet!   Held in Malaga, Spain from 24-26 April, the forum will be a crucial opportunity for people and organisations to come together and focus on how to collectively

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13
Feb

UK sees first ever camp on ‘Jineolojî’ – the social science being developed by the Kurdish Women’s Movement that’s uniting women’s & feminist movements around the world

  This post has been written by Jo Taylor, coordinator of our Co-operation in Mesopotamia project. The Solidarity Economy Association made a small financial contribution to support the first ever UK Jineolojî Camp, and here Jo explains why it’s so important.     At the start of February 2019, over thirty women* from across the UK, from three parts of Kurdistan,

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12
Feb

UK co-operators in largest show of political solidarity ‘in decades’ at demonstration in support of Rojava

Members of co-ops including Calverts, Radical Routes, Birmingham Bike Foundry and Cornerstone Housing Co-operative join Solidarity Economy Association’s call to attend London demonstration in solidarity with Rojava, Northeastern Syria and its co-operative economy.   The largest show of political solidarity by UK co-operators took place in London on Sunday 27 January when a ‘co-op bloc’ was formed as part of

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12
Feb

Sponsored places: Cooperation Jackson Residential, May 2019

We’re really excited to have teamed up with our friends at Stir to Action to offer some sponsored places on their Cooperation Jackson Residential Workshop in May.   Delivered by the incredible Kali Akuno, co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson, the workshop will focus on building economic democracy. We’re pleased to be able to offer one fully-funded, and two part-funded

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11
Jan

Call for co-operators to attend London demonstration in solidarity with Rojava and its co-operative economy

Call for co-operators to attend London demonstration in solidarity with Rojava and its co-operative economy Sunday 27 January, 12:30 pm, Cavendish Square, London The people of Northern Syria and its democratic self-administration are under severe threat of attack by the Turkish military and Turkish-backed Islamist militias, who are threatening to invade and occupy the Autonomous Administrations of North and East

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13
Dec

Why we’ve decided to map the solidarity economy in Oxford

  This post has been written by Audrey Versteegen from SEA’s Oxford Mapping Pilot Project team.  Much of Audrey’s experience has been built working together with international communities to secure community land rights in the context of industrial plantation projects. She is trained in GIS and participatory mapping methods, as well as public consultations. At home in Oxford, Audrey is

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10
Dec

Pilot project launched as part of SEA’s Mapping the Solidarity Economy work

Between October 2018 and early 2019 we’re piloting a community mapping process that will result in a digital map of Oxford’s solidarity economy. As part of our mission to make the solidarity economy in the UK stronger, and to encourage more people to find out about it and support in their local area, we’ve started working on a pilot project

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13
Nov

SEA welcomes closure of Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre in Oxfordshire

The Solidarity Economy Association joins fellow Oxford-based organisations Asylum Welcome and the Campaign to Close Campsfield & End All Immigration Detention in welcoming the Government’s decision to close Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre in Oxfordshire, as part of the Home Office’s response to the Stephen Shaw review. We also welcome the Government’s commitment to reducing the number of people detained

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