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Cooperatives news and analysis from The Nation
April 13, 2020
These Students Took Care of Each Other When Their Universities Didn’t
When their universities failed to provide support during the early chaos of the coronavirus outbreak, students launched mutual aid efforts across the country to share resources and support.
September 24, 2019
Chokwe Antar Lumumba: Being a Radical Means Getting to the Root Causes of Injustice
The mayor of Jackson is building a “dignity economy” to lift up Mississippi’s biggest city.
March 8, 2019
What if Workers Owned Their Workplaces?
The cooperative movement is showing that worker-owned businesses can not only survive, but thrive.
February 15, 2019
The Green New Deal Could Dramatically Expand Economic Democracy
We can accomplish great things by putting ordinary people in control.
November 20, 2018
Antitrust For The Many, Not The Few
Somebody needs to challenge Facebook's outsized power over the media. It should be a cooperative association, not another unaccountable behemoth.
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September 26, 2018
‘They Saw Us as a Threat When All We Wanted Was Fair Treatment’
Almost 80 percent of the Cherry-Todd Electric Cooperative’s members are Native Americans—why were there so few on the board?
July 9, 2018
Can a New Kind of Payday Lender Help the Poor?
Oakland’s Community Check Cashing offers an unusual alternative for the underbanked.
July 5, 2018
How a Public Bank Could Help You
A campaign is underway in New York to take money out of Wall Street and put it into the hands of the city.
February 21, 2018
How Socially Engaged Activism Is Transforming Cuba
Community-run cultural centers are rejuvenating post-industrial life, especially for a younger generation.
December 21, 2017
Can Worker Co-ops Make the Tech Sector More Equitable?
The crowdwork sector is dominated by low-paid gigs—can communally run companies make these jobs sustainable?