2012 Year of the Cooperatives
[A plug for co-ops from the International Labor Organisation. Good idea to set them up locally where possible, working towards decentralised, locally owned and democratically run, ecologically embedded and sustainable economies. Even if forced to work within capitalism and all the compromises that entails, an important step towards introducing real direct democracy, mutual aid and solidarity, and saving us from ecological and civilisational collapse. Building the new within the shell of the old…]
~ by Peter Lach-Newinsky on March 5, 2012.