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  • La Via Campesina: 2017 Annual report is out!
    by nyoni on 18 July 2018 at 10 h 09 min

    Title: La Via Campesina. 2017 Annual report Year: May 2017 Language: English (also available in French and Spanish) Summary: This 2017 annual report highlights the selected struggles towards strengthening the international movement and the VIIth La Via Campesina International Conference deliberations and celebrations. The conference whose theme was “We feed our peoples and build the... Read more → The post La Via Campesina: 2017 Annual report is out! appeared first on Via Campesina […]

  • Together 2030 partners launch new civil society handbook on engaging parliaments in support of the SDGs
    by Naiara Costa on 18 July 2018 at 7 h 34 min

    Together 2030 partners launch a new resource to help civil society engage parliaments, potential powerful partners for protecting people and the planet. Parliament plays an influential role in ensuring the effective implementation of global commitments through their work on legislation and budgets. For civil society, it can provide a valuable ally for supporting the realisation […] The post Together 2030 partners launch new civil society handbook on engaging parliaments in support of the […]

  • Odd Jobs Cooperative
    by Josh Davis on 16 July 2018 at 19 h 19 min

    [Author's note: Odd Jobs Cooperative (OJC) will be a monthly series that will hopefully develop into a shared world narrative. Other contributors that would like to write within the world about other cooperatives or collaborate on OJC chapters are welcome. If interested, please contact GEO for more details.]Institutions & Structures: Worker CooperativesMovements & Struggles: Economic JusticeWorkplace Democracy […]

  • Planet Community - Pilot Episode
    by Josh Davis on 13 July 2018 at 17 h 41 min

    Welcome to Planet Community! In our pilot episode we explore Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, in Northeastern Missouri.Please support our kickstarter campaign to create 4 more episodes.What's this all about?Regions: United StatesInstitutions & Structures: Intentional CommunitiesVisions & Models: place-based (local) economicssolidarity economyMovements & Struggles: Economic JusticeEnvironmental JusticeFeminism & Gender JusticePractices, Tools & […]

  • A handful of countries legitimising claims made by agro-industry, diminishing the rights of people to seeds
    by abhilash on 13 July 2018 at 6 h 12 min

    Convention on Biological Diversity – twenty-second meeting of the SUBSIDIARY BODY ON SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL, AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVICE (SBSTTA) – Montréal, Canada, July 2nd-7th, 2018 Press Release from La Via Campesina Privatising agricultural biodiversity, deregulating access, monopolising control, appropriating peasant seeds and animal breeds; a handful of countries are trying to legitimise the claims made by... Read more → The post A handful of countries legitimising […]

  • NO to deporting indigenous Palestinians from Khan Al Ahmar
    by abhilash on 13 July 2018 at 5 h 36 min

    (Harare, 10/7/2018) After the War of 1948, several groups of indigenous Palestinians, comprising 41 Bedouin families, had taken refuge in the region of Khan Al Ahmar at the periphery of Jerusalem. They have lived there until today, in makeshift shacks under inhumane conditions and extreme poverty. The successive Israeli governments have prohibited these families from... Read more → The post NO to deporting indigenous Palestinians from Khan Al Ahmar appeared first on Via Campesina English. […]

  • The European Parliament demands that EU Members States vote in favour of the peasants’ rights declaration
    by abhilash on 12 July 2018 at 5 h 22 min

    On 3rd July, the EP adopted an important resolution on the rights violations, including land-grabbing, that indigenous peoples across the world suffer. This resolution includes an important recommendation to EU Members States to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas, which was negotiated over the last few... Read more → The post The European Parliament demands that EU Members States vote in favour of the peasants’ rights declaration […]

  • Call for proposals: “Tackling the migration and refugee challenge”
    by redazione on 11 July 2018 at 16 h 17 min

    The Research Seminar “Tackling the migration and refugee challenge” will take place on November 22 – 23, 2018 at the University of Trento (Department of Sociology and Social Research). The seminar is aimed to reflect on the potential of local communities to self-organize and design effective solutions for tackling the challenges posed by migrations to local societies. The call for proposals for paper presentations is open.  Deadline for the submission of […]

  • From principles to practice – Together 2030 and Newcastle University launch 3rd perceptions survey report
    by Naiara Costa on 11 July 2018 at 8 h 33 min

    As the 2018 High Level Political Forum kicks off in New York, Together 2030 and Newcastle University are launching the 3rd perceptions survey report, which offers new evidence on the difficulties in translating the lofty global commitments of the SDGs into meaningful participatory processes in national contexts. Together 2030 and Newcastle University’s annual perceptions survey […] The post From principles to practice – Together 2030 and Newcastle University launch 3rd […]

  • “Financial mechanisms for Innovative Social and Solidarity Economy Ecosystems”, the new Research Project
    by redazione on 10 July 2018 at 16 h 22 min

    At the end of a competitive bidding process, Euricse was awarded a contract by the ILO to conduct an international research project on “Financial mechanisms for innovative social and solidarity economy ecosystems”. Supported by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy of the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and promoted by the International Labour Organization (ILO), this project aims at fostering a better understanding of the financial […]

  • ECOOPE presents its Co-operative Entrepreneurship Toolkit
    by redazione on 10 July 2018 at 8 h 13 min

    Euricse is proud to present the Ecoope Toolkit, an online library of guides and resources on cooperative entrepreneurship teaching developed by Euricse and their 7 partners as part of ECOOPE, a project cofunded by the European Union. The documents will prove useful for teachers and Professors (vocational training and guidance, secondary schools, University, Business Administration, Social Economy, Entrepreneurship…), co-operatives and social economy organisations, future entrepreneurs […]

  • 3 Decisions Every Young Organization Will Make
    by Josh Davis on 9 July 2018 at 16 h 54 min

    cross-posted with permission from MediumStarting and growing a young organization is a tender and complex process. In setting up a new organization, we have to make three decisions:Practices, Tools & Strategies: Democratic Dialog & DeliberationNetworking & Collaboration […]

  • Making, Adapting, Sharing
    by Josh Davis on 6 July 2018 at 16 h 32 min

    cross-posted from the P2P FoundationThis is a story about people who build their own machines. It’s a story about people who, due to necessity and/or conscious choice, do not buy commercial equipment to work their lands or animals, but who invent, create and adapt machines to their specific needs: for harvesting legumes, for hammering poles, for hitching tools onto tractors.Regions: Eastern EuropeWestern EuropeInstitutions & Structures: Mutual-Aid & Self-Help […]

  • Small–scale farmers of Africa and Denmark reject free trade agreements
    by nyoni on 6 July 2018 at 11 h 02 min

    Press release, June 14, 2018 Representatives of La Via Campesina in Southern and Eastern Africa (LVC SEAf) and in European (ECVC) small-scale farming agree that free trade agreements (FTAs) on farm products benefits primarily transnational corporations and furthers the industrialisation of agriculture. All at the expense of local food production. The Kenyan Peasants League – member... Read more → The post Small–scale farmers of Africa and Denmark reject free trade […]

  • How worker, social and producers cooperatives contribute to a sustainable economy?
    by Cicopa on 4 July 2018 at 10 h 53 min

    On 7 July 2018, cooperators around the world will celebrate the International Day of Cooperatives with a slogan: "Sustainable societies through cooperation". But what makes cooperatives a valuable ally towards a green, sustainable and competitive economy? […]

  • Gene Drive is a threat to people, country and even world’s food sovereignty: La Via Campesina in Montreal
    by abhilash on 4 July 2018 at 5 h 12 min

    Full text of the intervention made by Geneviève Lalumière of UNION PAYSANNE at the meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) in Montreal July 2-7, 2018. As member of Union paysanne, my name is Geneviève Lalumière, a québécois peasant seed saver. I work daily to save, develop... Read more → The post Gene Drive is a threat to people, country and even world’s food […]

  • Checklist for Green Building
    by Josh Davis on 2 July 2018 at 18 h 43 min

    Green building could be our salvation or hasten our destruction, depending on what we pursue and how. Here are a dozen suggestions to make the former more likely. Regions: United StatesInstitutions & Structures: Intentional CommunitiesVisions & Models: place-based (local) economicssolidarity economyPractices, Tools & Strategies: Linking Opposition & AlternativesEconomic Sectors: Community DevelopmentConstruction & RepairHousing […]

  • La Via Campesina denounces corporate influence in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Canada
    by abhilash on 30 June 2018 at 5 h 28 min

    Harare, 29 June: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will hold meetings of the XXII Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) in Montreal July 2-7, 2018 to prepare for the main decisions to be made at the 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Parts on the Convention on Biological Diversity in... Read more → The post La Via Campesina denounces corporate influence in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Canada appeared first on Via […]

  • Crumbs
    by Josh Davis on 29 June 2018 at 16 h 56 min

     Once there was a people who lived on crumbs.  The crumbs were the only sustenance to be found on the hard, barren land which the people inhabited, and consequently the competition for crumbs was intense.   Visions & Models: solidarity economy […]

  • The adventure of health cooperatives at the international level
    by redazione on 29 June 2018 at 12 h 20 min

    This is the title of the session led by Gianluca Salvatori, Secretary General of Euricse, and Carlos Zarco, President of the International Health Cooperative Organisation (IHCO) of the International Cooperative Alliance to be held the 4th of July at the National Assmebly of FederazioneSanità – Confcooperative. Euricse and IHCO collaborate to produce the 2017 research report “Assessing the worldwide contribution of cooperatives to healthcare” focused on the […]

  • How worker co-ops deal with tensions?
    by Cicopa on 28 June 2018 at 10 h 19 min

    Luc Audebrand is a professor at Laval University (Quebec City). His research focuses on managing tensions in worker coops and, in this paper called "Expanding the scope of paradox scholarship on social enterprise: the case for (re)introducing worker cooperatives", he describes the main tensions in worker coops and ways to deal with these tensions. […]

  • A major breakthrough in scaling up agroecological farming in Karnataka, India
    by abhilash on 26 June 2018 at 7 h 36 min

    26 June 2018, Bengaluru, India: After the much publicised commitment of the State of Andhra Pradesh to scale up ‘Zero Budget Natural Farming’ among small holder farmers, its neighbouring state Karnataka too has announced its resolve to propagate this model. The announcement by the Karnataka government, came after the Chief Minister and his team met... Read more → The post A major breakthrough in scaling up agroecological farming in Karnataka, India appeared first on Via […]

  • How to Start and Maintain a Micro-Revolutionary Project
    by Josh Davis on 25 June 2018 at 17 h 58 min

    “Hold my hand I need you for courage.We become who we are together,each needing the other. Alone is a myth.”    ~Gunilla NorrisRegions: Western EuropeInstitutions & Structures: Intentional CommunitiesVisions & Models: anarchist economicsbeyond capitalismsolidarity economyMovements & Struggles: Economic JusticeEnvironmental JusticePeace BuildingPractices, Tools & Strategies: Linking Opposition & AlternativesEconomic […]

  • CICOPA to conduct a study for the Government of Singapore
    by Cicopa on 25 June 2018 at 13 h 08 min

    CICOPA is pleased to announce it has concluded a contract with the Government of Singapore to conduct an 8-month study entitled “Strategy for developing and promoting worker and social cooperatives in Singapore”.&nbs […]

  • Territorial Markets: Via Campesina members and allies participate in the workshop in Rome
    by abhilash on 25 June 2018 at 9 h 33 min

    International workshop on data collection on territorial markets took place in Rome from 19-20 June 2018 at the FAO, (Ethiopia Room). Members of La Via Campesina from Asia, Africa, Europe, South America participated in the meeting to build participatory methodology of research on territorial markets around the world, together with researchers, FAO, allies like ROPPA... Read more → The post Territorial Markets: Via Campesina members and allies participate in the workshop in Rome appeared […]

  • "We Are One Big Conversation"
    by Josh Davis on 22 June 2018 at 17 h 31 min

    cross-posted from Patterns of CommoningRegions: Latin AmericaInstitutions & Structures: Worker CooperativesVisions & Models: Bolivarian socialismsolidarity economyMovements & Struggles: Economic JusticeWorkplace DemocracyEconomic Sectors: FoodHealthcareMutual AidSocial ServicesTrade & Exchang […]

  • CICOPA welcomes FEDECABA in its network
    by Cicopa on 21 June 2018 at 13 h 00 min

    CICOPA is pleased to announce the membership of FEDECABA, the Federation of Self-Managed Cooperatives of Buenos Aires for Another Economy. […]

  • La Via Campesina | e-newsletter | May 2018
    by abhilash on 20 June 2018 at 10 h 05 min

    The May 2018 edition of La Via Campesina’s monthly e-newsletter is now online. The latest edition carries the DECLARATION OF GÜIRA DE MELENA from the First Global Encounter of Agroecology Schools and Formation Processes of La Via Campesina in Cuba. The edition also carries important update from the Climate Justice meeting held in Harare in May... Read more → The post La Via Campesina | e-newsletter | May 2018 appeared first on Via Campesina English. […]

  • Worker Cooperatives - Islands in a Sea of Capitalism
    by Josh Davis on 18 June 2018 at 16 h 24 min

    Upstream podcast talks with Mondragon worker-owners and Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson Regions: United StatesWestern EuropeInstitutions & Structures: Cooperative Financial InstitutionsWorker CooperativesVisions & Models: cooperative commonwealthMovements & Struggles: Workplace Democracy […]

  • A Public Bank for the Public Good
    by Josh Davis on 15 June 2018 at 16 h 51 min

    What would students in debt, worker coops, and entrepreneurs stand to gain from a public bank in the financial capital of the world? This week, putting communities over commodities with leading figures in the fight for a new economy for working people.Regions: United StatesInstitutions & Structures: Community Development Financial InstitutionsMovements & Struggles: Economic JusticePractices, Tools & Strategies: FinancingLinking Opposition & […]