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News on local, regional efforts by communities, NGOs, local businesses, banks, governments, to become more self-reliant and less dependent on global financial casinos, big banks and Wall Street. Covers local currencies, farmers markets, co-housing, Transition Towns movements, new bioregional urban re-developments and small communities.

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Putting powerful platforms under cooperative control

Putting powerful platforms under cooperative control Submitted by Benjamin Melançon on Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:07 On November 13th and 14th in New York City, several hundred people gathered to talk about the problems of an online economy reliant on monopoly, extraction, and surveillance—and discuss how to build a "cooperative Internet, [...]

Why You Should Organize a Side Event During the 2016 Summit

Why You Should Organize a Side Event During the 2016 Summit

Why You Should Organize a Side Event During the 2016 Summit 5 candid testimonies from 2014 organizers Since 2012, the Summit has been inviting associations, cooperatives, mutuals and businesses to hold events alongside the main program. Discover why participating organizations tap into this incredible opportunity… “We want youth to [...]

Public Banking Institute News: November 17, 2015

Public Banking Institute News: November 17, 2015

Public Banking Institute News: November 17, 2015

CBJonline – NCBA CLUSA submits statement to House committee in latest effort to draw distinction between co-ops and ACA insurers

CBJonline – NCBA CLUSA submits statement to House committee in latest effort to draw distinction between co-ops and ACA insurers

NCBA CLUSA’s new “OwnIt” initiative boosts co-op identity to consumers In collaboration with the International Co-operative Alliance and Domains.coop, the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is pleased to announce the launch of a consumer awareness initiative specifically for cooperatives, [...]

Creating the Public Banking Legacy

Creating the Public Banking Legacy

Creating the Public Banking Legacy “Ethical Markets  congratulates the Pennsylvania Public Bank Project!  We are proud that founder Ellen Brown serves on our Advisory Board and I am honored to  serve on the advisory board of the Public Banking Institute, Hazel Henderson, Editor.” Welcome to the newsletter of the Pennsylvania Public Bank [...]

Cooperative statement to House Committee highlighting distinction between co-ops and ACA Non-profit insurers

NCBA CLUSA submits statement to House committee in latest effort to highlight distinction between co-ops and Affordable Care Act Non-profit insurers Continuing its efforts to protect the cooperative identity, NCBA CLUSA last week submitted a written statement for consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee ahead [...]

Announcing the Freedom at Work™ Talks by WorldBlu

Announcing the Freedom at Work™ Talks by WorldBlu

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the WorldBlu Freedom at Work™ Talks! Freedom at Work™ Talks are videos of the best talks from the Freedom at Work™ Summit, our annual conference that brings together global thought-leaders from every industry to explore organizational democracy and the three key elements of the Freedom at [...]

EthicMark® AwardS WINNERS: MILITARY DRONEs, iron deficiency ARE FOCUSes OF BEST SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ADs of 2015

EthicMark® AwardS WINNERS: MILITARY DRONEs, iron deficiency ARE FOCUSes OF BEST SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ADs of 2015   Advertising campaigns raising awareness about the desensitizing effects of drone warfare and the public health threat of iron deficiency in Cambodia were honored by sustainable investors at The SRI Conference. [...]

Boston coworking collective prioritizes community over profit

Boston coworking collective prioritizes community over profit

Boston coworking collective prioritizes community over profit Make Shift Boston members have a say in management and finances. Read more » > SOCIAL CHANGE 3 Highlights from Somero 2015 in Gijon, Spain One central idea was uniting physical and digital urban commons into a more coherent whole. Read more » > COOPERATIVES 10 reasons [...]

The 2016 Summit Unveils its Program!

The 2016 Summit Unveils its Program!

The 2016 Summit Unveils its Program! Themes centred around the capacity of cooperatives and mutuals to act From October 11 to 13, 2016, cooperative and mutual managers and decision-makers from around the world can exchange and gear up to improve their cooperatives’ ability to ACT while working to reveal the firepower of this business [...]

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