Articles - Part 2
Articles - Part 2
The writings featured here represent a cross section of writings touching on the co-operative model and movement generally and their relation to the key economic and social issues of our times.
A reflection on how the Occupy Movement and the Co-op Movement can mutually benefit from closer links and collaboration. This article first appeared in the December 2011 issue of Common Ground.Go to Occupy and the Co-op Connection
The rise of the Occupy Movement has highlighted both the thirst for fundamental economic and social reform of today’s capitalist system, and also the lack of any clear vision of what the alternative might be.
UK Speaking Tour. The speech below was given during the conference "Wealth of nations" organized by Co-operatives UK. The themes are important to the future of the co-op movement, not only in United Kingdom but also around the world.Go to Co-operatives and the Wealth of Nations
Co-operatives are today one of the key means of redressing the economic inequality and social injustice of poor regions around the globe.
Here's a 2-minute interview for the webiste urbaneatin.com on why co-operatives can beat out capitalistic globalization.Co-operatives are the Antibodies of Globalization
The following presentation was written for the Saskatchewan Co-op Association and the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan. Much of what is writtent is drawn from the analysis presented in the book Humanizing the Economy: Co-operatives in the Age of Capital, New Society Publishers, 2010. A central part of this analysis is that our communities are in crisis, and that the co-op model is a key element in their restoration and repair.Go to Community in crisis - A Roadmap to Repair
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina showed the near collapse of civil society in New Orleans in the face of crisis. At the same time, the Sri Lanka tsunami shows how social capital helps communities recover from crisis.
From the rubble comes Bio Me, the country's first worker-run factory.
This article was published in The Tyee, in Oct. 2013A Co-operative Response to the Greek Crisis