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    Developing local entrepreneurs and keeping out giant corporations: Jay Tompt of the REconomy Project

    Today we’re talking with Jay Tompt, of the REconomy Project. This is part of a series of interviews with people who are helping to build a new economy. Read more

    The role of the state and the market in building the new economy: interview with Hilary Wainwright of Red Pepper

    Today, we’re talking with Hilary Wainwright – an academic, activist, editor of Red Pepper magazine, and a fellow of the Transnational Institute (TNI). Read more

    A ‘Transcender Manifesto’ for a world beyond capitalism

    Dil Green shares a Transcender Manifesto for groups to develop networks of transcendent social relations for a world beyond capitalism. Read more

    How do we grow the ‘co-operative commonwealth’? Interview with Pat Conaty

    We talk about growing a co-operative commonwealth in the second part of an interview with Pat Conaty, senior research fellow at NEF and Co-operatives UK and author of the Resilience Imperative, with Michael Lewis. Read more

    The barriers to growing the co-operative economy: Graham Mitchell of CoTech, part 2

    In Part 2 of our interview with Graham Mitchell of Co-Tech, we talk about growing the co-operative economy and the barriers we might face. Read more

    Free online course: Toward Co-operative Common Wealth MOOC

    Calling all activists, practitioners and policy-makers! We share news of a masterclass in movement building in the form of a massive open online course (MOOC) starting on 25th March 2019. Read more

    What are ‘the commons’ in the 21st century? Interview with Pat Conaty

    We meet Pat Conaty, senior research fellow at NEF and Co-operatives UK and co-author of the Resilience Imperative, to discuss ‘the commons’. Read more

    Building a co-operative train line: Alex Lawrie of Go-op

    Alex Lawrie of Go-op | 17-Feb-2019 | 2

    An interview with Alex Lawrie about his attempts to launch Go-op, a co-operative train line linking south west England with the Midlands. Read more

    How I hitch-hiked across the Atlantic to visit US co-ops: Cath Muller of Radical Routes

    Cath Muller of Radical Routes | 10-Feb-2019 | 0

    Today I’m talking with Cath Muller of Radical Routes, Cornerstone Housing Co-op and Co-operative Business Consultants. This is part 1 of our conversation, about her visit to Catalan co-operatives, and hitch-hiking across the Atlantic to visit US co-ops. Read more

    How do we build a new, non-extractive economy? Dil Green of Lowimpact.org

    How can we build a new, non-extractive economy? Dave Darby interviews Lowimpact.org’s Dil Green to find out. Read more

    How the viable system model (VSM) can help build a new economy: Trevor Hilder of Web of Wealth

    Trevor Hilder of Web of Wealth | 20-Jan-2019 | 1

    Dave Darby interviews Trevor Hilder of Web of Wealth, who is a specialist in Stafford Beer’s viable system model (VSM). Read more

    Co-operativising the tech sector: an interview with Graham Mitchell of Webarchitects & CoTech

    We speak to Graham Mitchell of Cotech about the co-operativisation of the tech sector and helping people switch to free and open source software. Read more

    Can we build a platform co-op to challenge Über? Interview with Duncan McCann of the New Economics Foundation

    Dave of Lowimpact.org / Noncorporate.org talks with Duncan McCann of the New Economics Foundation (see video below), about platform co-ops. Duncan is starting a taxi platform co-op called Faircab, to challenge Über. Read more

    The coming crash, and why co-ops are so important: Mark Simmonds of Co-op Culture

    Mark Simmonds of Culture Co-op | 02-Dec-2018 | 2

    Mark Simmonds gave us some free advice that saved us hundreds of pounds when we were setting up as a workers’ co-op. We talk about his work, and get deeper into the philosophy of co-operation.  Read more

    Be part of keeping UK community-owned wind power alive

    Jon Halle of Sharenergy | 27-Nov-2018 | 0

    From launching Scotland’s first 100% co-operatively-owned wind turbine to supporting community solar and hydro-electricity projects across the country, Sharenergy are working hard to keep UK community-owned wind power and more alive in the UK. Read more

    How can permaculture contribute to building a new economy? Conversation with Andy Goldring of the Permaculture Association

    We’re going to be publishing a range of videos of interviews with key people involved in building the new economy – an economy that is democratic, non-extractive and sustainable.  Read more

    Seeking future farmers for East Sussex: apply to be a smallholder with the Ecological Land Cooperative

    The Ecological Land Cooperative opens smallholder applications for future farmers at their East Sussex site, continuing the work of generating ecological farming opportunities and rural enterprise. We hear from Lauren Simpson about how you can apply for this unique opportunity. Read more

    A woodland classroom for north London – help OrganicLea make it happen!

    Craig Bayne of Organic Lea | 13-Sep-2018 | 0

    OrganicLea are planning a woodland classroom but need your help to make it happen. Craig Bayne tells us more about how you can get involved with this fantastic opportunity to create more space for nature-based learning and food growing skills in north east London. Read more

    Farm Hack is coming to Wales! Join in 6-7 October at the CSA Gathering

    You’re invited to participate in skill shares and farm hacks from 6-7 October 2018 at Tyddyn Teg Co-operative near Caernarfon. A joint event between Farm Hack and the Community Supported Agriculture network in Wales, Frank White tells us more. Read more

    In London and grow grapes? Join a community wine-making scheme!

    Craig Bayne of Organic Lea | 28-Aug-2018 | 0

    Calling all London grape growers – you’re invited to join the Community Wine Making Scheme run by OrganicLea. Read more

    There’s a crash coming – a slap from Mother Nature. This isn’t pessimistic; it’s realistic.

    The human impact on nature and on each other is accelerating and needs systemic change to reverse.

    We’re not advocating poverty, or a hair-shirt existence. We advocate changes that will mean better lives for almost everyone.

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