News

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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9
Nov

Special event: SEA to host Shareable’s Tom Llewellyn for Sharing Oxford workshop

Wednesday 21 November 18:15 – 20:30 Makespace Oxford    We’re incredibly excited to be hosting Shareable.net’s Tom Llewellyn, lifelong sharer, commoner, and storyteller, at a special event exploring how we can work together to meet our needs in Oxford, SEA’s hometown.    Building upon Shareable’s years of experience covering the ‘sharing ecosystem’ and the 137 model policies and case studies

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29
Oct

#NotHim, not now, not ever. Statement on the election of Jair Bolsonaro

  The Solidarity Economy Association is a signatory to the following statement, which was originally published on the Global Justice Now website.    To all those movements, activists and marginalised communities in Brazil who have woken up this morning to the nightmare of a Bolsonaro presidency, we send our solidarity and support.   No kind of electoral mandate makes it

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23
Oct

Four new women’s co-operative projects open in Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (Rojava)

  The latest article to be reposted on our Co-operation in Mesopotamia website is a report into several new co-operative projects that have been established in the region. This article was originally published by ANF English on 15 October 2018 and reposted on Co-operation in Mesopotamia’s website on 22 October 2018.   Several new women’s co-operative projects have opened in

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8
Oct

Argentine co-op movement develops free app for social & solidarity economy

  This article was originally published by Anca Voinea in the Co-op News Co-ops in Argentina can now connect with customers and other social and solidarity economy businesses through a free app.   ESSApp, developed by open software co-operative GCOOP, maps co-operatives across the country. Under the motto “connecting solidarity”, it enables people to search for co-op providers of goods

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3
Oct

SEA welcomes Tim Berners-Lee’s ‘radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web’

  Fast Company reported exclusively this week on the launch of Inrupt, a new company that aims to take power from tech giants like Google and Facebook and put it back into our hands   For some time now, Sir Tim Berners-Lee – the father of the World Wide Web – has been leading a team working on a technology

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13
Sep

Seven ways to build the solidarity economy

This article was first published in openDemocracy. Author Emily Kawano is a founder of the US Solidarity Economy Network. She served on the RIPESS (the Intercontinental Social Solidarity Economy Network) board for eight years, and co-directs Wellspring Cooperative. She has a PhD in economics from UMass, Amherst where she joined the Center for Popular Economics and served as director for nine

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30
Aug

New insights into history of UK worker co-op movement revealed thanks to successful project

New insights into the history of the UK’s worker co-op movement have been revealed thanks to a project from the National Co-operative Archive in Manchester. The year-long project aimed to collate material relating to workers’ co-ops of the 1970s and 1990s – a particularly interesting time in the co-op movement’s development – and make it accessible to a wide audience

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28
Aug

We’ve got a new home – at Makespace Oxford

We’re excited to announce that SEA have moved premises, and we’re now based at the fantastic Makespace Oxford – a project exploring innovative ways of bringing empty and underused buildings in the city back into use as affordable community working and creative spaces.   We’ve spent the summer co-creating our new office space with our fellow tenants – from scrubbing

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