Posts by Dan W

Out Now! Special Issue of STIR magazi...

We’re really excited to say that the Winter issue of STIR magazine is now available to buy! We’ve been collaborating with the team at Stir To Action on the edition which is all about Solidarity Economics, including some really inspiring examples of solidarity economy initiatives around the world, interviews, and articles on how the solidarity […]

Greek Food Crowdfunder: Origin Club

Small farmers in Central Greece are struggling to stay in business. Origin Club is crowdfunding to help them out. Here is their press release… Origin Club is a simple and scalable way to help change how we grow, buy and sell food across Europe. It is the first startup venture of Transform Evia, a cross-disciplinary […]

How will Brexit effect Coops?

Coops UK have released a report called “Brexit:Taking back control the cooperative way”. A pdf of the full report can be found here. A description and summary is found here. It is interesting that the most successful message from the Leave campaign was “Take back control” of the country, so there is obviously a yearning for control, […]

A-Z of Green Capitalism: New book fro...

Corporate Watch have just released a new book, which you can buy or download for free here. It’s really comprehensive and easy to read, the title suggests it would cover the false solutions of Capitalism to environmental crises, but the book actually covers far more in terms of problems and solutions. Well worth a read!

Workshop: How can local empowerment t...

Think Global have teamed up with SUSY to put on a workshop on bridging the gap between development agencies and the social economy. Here are the details… London Workshop: THURSDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER, 09.30-17.00 Portsmouth Workshop: FRIDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER, 10.00-15.30 Is there a way to alleviate poverty while creating communities which are sustainable, better connected and […]

DeGrowth 2016 conference – Vide...

We couldn’t make it to the DeGrowth Conference in Budapest this year, but fortunately they have just posted videos of their events on youtube. There’s loads of really interesting discussions for you to get your head around. Enjoy! Here’s a link to the video playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6pIaFRoXNGNEeVfSmknemamNlHzBAz2K  

Fairmondo UK launched for alpha testi...

Fairmondo is an ethical online marketplace. It is a place to sell, rent, swap, share and give away goods and services. They are now looking for people to use the site and test it out. There are already loads of great items to browse through. It was originally called ‘Ethical Bay’ as it aims to provide a similar service […]

Six Workshops from STIR

Stir To Action have just opened booking for a programme of six workshops on the new economy  in central London between October 8th and December 3rd 2016. They’ll all be at hosted at Alt Gen’s space in the CAN Mezzanine in Borough (near London Bridge). October 8th. Multi-stakeholder Co-ops: Sharing Ownership with Kate Whittle October 15th. Freeing the […]

Global Forum NESI

The Institute for Solidarity Economics is pleased to be supporting the “The Global Forum on New Economy & Social Innovation” (NESI) which will take place between 19-22 April 2017, in Malaga, Spain. The Global Forum NESI will be a meeting place for people and organisations working to co-create a sustainable, fair, collaborative and people-oriented new […]

Byron Burgers sending millions to own...

This Article has been taken from the Corporate Watch website. The Byron burger chain is facing a wave of protests and condemnation for helping the Home Office organize a series of immigration raids on its London restaurants that led to the arrest of 35 of its workers from Albania, Brazil, Nepal and Egypt last week. And while their […]