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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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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Building a Solidarity Economy Movement in New York City

  This post is by the SolidarityNYC Collective and was originally posted on Grassroots Economic Organizing and reposted on US Solidarity Economy Network   New York City contains 9 million people speaking 800 languages, and at first, it may appear that we have little in common besides frustration with our ageing subway and high rents. But if you dig a

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Emerging from #CTRLShift2018 in Wigan: On the road to progressive change

  Last week, the culmination of eight months of collaborative effort came to fruition as we joined our co-organisers in Wigan for CTRLShift: An Emergency Summit For Change. SEA has been part of the organising group since its inception, and whilst co-organising an event of this scale, alongside 35 partner organisations, certainly had its challenges, the fact that such a

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The Solidarity Economy has a champion in the global co-op movement – Bruno Roelants appointed DG of the ICA

By Pat Conaty, Supporter Member and SEA Board Member   Bruno Roelants, a longstanding champion of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE), has been appointed Director-General of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA). The ICA is the global umbrella body for the international co-operative movement and represents more than 300 co-operative federations across 105 countries. From 2002 Roelants has been secretary

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Patterns for Decentralised Organising

Patterns for Decentralised Organising is a workshop series organised by Richard D. Bartlett and Natalia Lombardo, both of whom have been supporting non-hierarchical organisations for over five years, co-founding Loomio (a worker co-op building software for collective decision making) and Enspiral (a network of self-organising companies). They’re currently touring Korea, USA, Europe, and South America, meeting with activists, entrepreneurs, coaches

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In memory of Robin Murray

Dear friends, We were very sad to hear of the death of Robin Murray this week. He was known to many of us at the Solidarity Economy Association, in different guises – as a teacher, co-researcher, activist and a friend. It was one of our directors, Jane Grindey, who first introduced me to his work in the form of ‘Co-operation

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