Launching the Solidarity Economy Organisers Network

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new project, the Solidarity Economy Organisers Network, where we will be strengthening our relationships with three inspiring solidarity economy organisations! Decolonising Economics are a grassroots collective working towards building a new economy movement rooted in racial justice. They deliver workshops, support Read more…

Remembering Nigel

It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Nigel Todd this weekend. Nigel was a comrade, friend and a great supporter of the Solidarity Economy Association since its formation. It was Nigel’s encouragement which led us to propose the first member resolution of the Co-operative College, Read more…

Rising from Trauma and Crisis with Co‑operative Education

We live in a time of multiple crises caused by capitalism, colonialism, patriarchy, racism, environmental destruction, individualism, inequality and fascism. Violence, suffering and trauma are universal. We know co-operation, co-operative behaviour, values and models can restore life, hope and ways of living, but we don’t necessarily have the skills, courage Read more…

Whose Economy, Whose Justice?

Readings and discussion of themes from Tracksuits, Traumas and Class Traitors by D.P. Hunter, hosted by Solidarity Economy Association 3-5pm, Sunday 29 November, 2020 Practices of solidarity economy and transformative justice are woven into the social fabric of communities at the sharp end of the neoliberal system – often invisible Read more…

Water For Rojava Fund Launches!

SEA’s Co-operation in Mesopotamia Project has launched the Water For Rojava Fund on Saturday 16th May. Help us raise £100,000 for vital water projects in North-East Syria! The fund will help women’s co-operatives and democratic local municipalities in Rojava with projects like repairing infrastructure damaged by bombings, digging wells and Read more…

Creating a Community Crisis Fund

The Covid-19 crisis has inspired the creation of a myriad of new ‘solidarity funds’ across the world. Micro solidarity economies in all but name are growing more rapidly than in any recent memory. We thought it valuable to share a story of the growth of a recent but pre-covid fund. Read more…

The Solidarity Economy: Inventing the Future?

The following is an extract from Owning It, an essay by Derek Wall that was originally published in DOPE Magazine, a quarterly newspaper published by Dog Section Press. Dubbed by some as the ‘Anarchist Big Issue’, Dope Magazine is distributed for free to prisoners and homeless people. via distribution points Read more…

Class & Co-ops Workshops with Lumpen Project

Solidarity Economy Association are now working with the Lumpen Project and local grass-roots organisers in different cities to run a series of workshops focusing on class and co-operatives around the UK. The first collaboration took place in Brighton on the weekend of 25-26 January 2020. Around 25 people from a Read more…