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  1. Alternative Americas
    An informal history by the grandmother of the counter-culture

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    A history of decentralist and co-operative alternatives in the United States, centering especially on the work of Ralph Borsodi.
  2. Bain Co-op Meets Wages for Housework
    A political thriller

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1977
    The story of the struggle that gave birth to a housing co-operative and destroyed the credibility of the 'Wages for Housework' sect.
  3. Banking on the Grass Roots
    Cooperatives in global development

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  4. Beyond Solidarity
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The American sociologist Richard Sennett has explored themes of class and social exclusion for more than 40 years. Horatio Morpurgo speaks with him about his recent book Together: The Rituals, Pleasure and Politics of Co-operation.
  5. A Big Victory for Labor in Mexico
    How Mexican Workers Won Ownership of a Tire Plant with Three-Year Strike

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Collective ownership of a factory in Mexico.
  6. Building a Community-Controlled Economy
    The Evangeline Co-operative Experience

    Resource Type: Book
    The authors use the Evangeline co-operatives as a model for community economic development.
  7. Building Economic Alternatives
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1992
    Moffatt outlines many currently practiced methods of creating an alternative economy.
  8. Canada's Social Economy
    Co-Operatives, Non-Profits, and Other Community Enterprises

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
  9. Canadian Co-operative Association
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
    The Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) is a national association for co-operatives in Canada, representing more than nine million co-operative and credit union members from over 2,000 organizations. CCA members come from many sectors of the economy, including finance, insurance, agri-food and supply, wholesale and retail, housing, health and the service sector. In addition to its activities in Canada, CCA works to reduce poverty in more than 20 developing countries through its international development program.
  10. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 2 - July 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
  11. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 5 - January 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  12. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 6 - March 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  13. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 1 - May 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  14. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 4 - November 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  15. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 3, Number 1 - February 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  16. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 3, Number 2 - April 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  17. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 3, Number 3 - June 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  18. Co-operative Co-ownership Corporations: Legislative Proposals
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
    This bound set of notes embodies the discussion paper used in a Symposium held on November 16 - 17, 1978 in Edmonton.
  19. The Coady - Tomkins Experience: The Relevance of the Antigonish Movement Today
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
  20. Collective Courage
    A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    In Collective Courage, Jessica Gordon Nembhard chronicles African American cooperative business ownership and its place in the movements for Black civil rights and economic equality.
  21. Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Published: 2014
    Book examining efforts to achieve economic development by African Americans.
  22. Collective farming
    Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Collective farming and communal farming are types of agricultural production in which the holdings of several farmers are run as a joint enterprise. This type of collective is essentially an agricultural production cooperative in which members-owners engage jointly in farming activities.
  23. Connexions
    Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  24. Connexions
    Volume 3, Number 6 - December 1978 - Unemployment/Chomage

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  25. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 4 - September 1979 - Food/La Nourriture

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  26. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 5 - January 1981 - Militarism/Militarisme

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  27. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 3 - July 1982 - Prairie Region/Region des Prairies

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  28. Connexions
    Volume 8, Number 2 - Summer 1983 - Toward a New Economy

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1983
  29. Connexions
    Volume 10, Number 1 - Spring 1986 - The Arts and Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1986
  30. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 1 - Spring 1987 - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1987
  31. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1989
  32. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  33. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  34. Connexions Digest
    Issue 53 - January 1991- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1991
  35. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  36. Content Magazine - Number 61
    April 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
  37. Continuous Excursions
    Politics and Personal Life

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    Colman looks at the idea that 'the personal is political'. He looks at personal life in pre-capitalist societies, the nature of politics and social relations, patriarchy and sexual relations, intimacy and personal life, indviduality and public life.
  38. Cooperation at Work
    The Mondragon Experience

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
    A guide to work co-operatives, based on the experience of the Mondragon group of co-operatives in Spain.
  39. The Co-operative Revolution
    A Graphic Novel

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    To celebrate the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives, The Co-operative Group has created a graphic novel, depicting the history, scale and diversity of co-operation.
  40. Co-ops, Communes and Collectives: Experiments In Social Change in the 1960's and 1970's
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1979
    Contains case studies of alternative organizations and articles addressing issues relevant to how such organizations function. Particularly good is Jane J. Mansbridge's paper, "The Agony of Inequality." Also recommended: "Conditions for Democracy: Making Participatory Organizations Work" Joyce Rothschild-Whitt.
  41. A Dictionary for Housing Co-operatives
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1986
  42. The Enemy of Nature
    The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    We live in and from nature, but the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy you. Capitalism and its by-products -- imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty, and the destruction of community -- are all playing a part in the destruction of our ecosystem.
  43. Equal Shares
    Oodi Weavers and the cooperative experience

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    The story of a community-based co-operative in Botswana.
  44. Explore Co-opertives and Credit Unions
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
  45. For Our Common Future
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    Most Canadians seem brainwashed by two myths: (1) Work is scarce; not enough work for everyone; and (2) Money is scarce; Canada cannot afford full employment.
  46. From Corporate Greed to Common Good
    Canadian Churches and Community Economic Development

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    Provides suggestions for individuals or groups who wish to sponsor and participate in community economic initiatives such as self-employment training and co-operatively-owned business.
  47. Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada
    Third Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    See also CX2933.
  48. Greece's solidarity movement: 'it's a whole new model - and it's working'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Citizen-run health clinics, food centres, kitchens and legal aid hubs have sprung up to fill the gaps left by austerity – and now look set to play a bigger role under a Syriza government.
  49. A Green City Program
    For San Francisco Bay Area Cities & Towns

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Ideas for green, sustainable cities.
  50. A Guide to Co-op Alternatives
    Diverting Profits from the Banks, Food Middlemen, the Landlords

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
  51. Guide to Co-operative Alternatives
    Resource Type: Book
    Hundreds of co-operative ventures throughout North America.
  52. A Guide To Cooperative Alternatives
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1979
    Edited by "Communities, Journal of Cooperative Living," this book is a resource guide of ideas, resources, references and contacts for people interested in living and working cooperatively. Includes well-annotated section on politics, decision making, education, community organizing and much more.
  53. The Hoito
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    The Hoito Restaurant (often referred to as “The Hoito” by locals) is a Finnish-Canadian restaurant in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada established in 1918 and housed in the bottom floor of the historic Finnish Labour Temple. The Hoito has operated continuously on 314 Bay Street, in the historic Bay & Algoma neighbourhood since 1918.
  54. How to Start a Co-operative
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    An introduction to co-operatives and act as a guide to groups interested in organizing a co-operative.
  55. Independent Co-operative Enterprizes
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1975
    Report on an economic strategy to help marginalised men and women.
  56. Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    In contrast to the traditional view that Marx's work is restricted to a critique of capitalism – and that he consciously avoided any detailed conception of its alternative – this work shows that Marx was committed to a specific concept of a post-capitalist society which informed the whole of his approach to political economy.
  57. May Day: workers of the world unite and take over -- their factories
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The co-operative movement is giving employees the chance to rebuild shuttered livelihoods.
  58. The Meaning of Mondragon
    Fantasties and (Possible) Realities

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    We can apply lessons learned from the extensive experience of worker self-management to encourage their unrealized radicality.
  59. Mondragón Cooperative Corporation
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A group of manufacturing, financial and retail enterprises based in the Basque Country and extended over the rest of Spain and abroad which is one of the world's largest worker cooperatives and one important example of workers' self-management.
  60. The Need for Alternative Employment
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    An alternative economy would enable movement people to integrate their bread labour with their social change work.
  61. New Age Business
    Community Corporations That Work

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
  62. New Co-op fixes what’s wrong with investing
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Investing should be safe, simple, and low cost. This growing Co-op helps Canadians get fair returns with reduced costs and capital loss. Investing on your own couldn't be easier.
  63. The New Dawn Story
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1981
    In the area of industrial Cape Breton Island, there exists a form of Community Development Corporation (CDC) known as New Dawn Enterprises Limited.
  64. The New Dawn Story
    An Experiment In Economically-Based Community Development

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1983
  65. New Internationalist
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
  66. 1978 Directory of International Communities, Cooperatives, Collectives and Communes
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
  67. No Bosses Here!
    A Manual on Working Collectively and Cooperatively

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1981
    A perceptive and practical guide to working in a collective.
  68. October 11-17 is Co-op Week!
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Members of co-operatives and credit unions across Canada will celebrate Co-op Week from October 11-17, 2009, a time to reflect on the contribution the co-operative sector has made to the lives of Canadians and their communities.
  69. Organic Trade Association welcomes federal credit-guarantee for organic farmers in Canada
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Canadian organic sector welcomes the announcement of new federal government-guaranteed loans for farmers and farmer-coops
  70. Organizing in a Small Town
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1976
    Experiences in organizing in a small town in Ontario in the early 1970s.
  71. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 21, 2018
    Their Interent or Ours?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2018
    The Internet, which was at one time a free and open space for sharing information and ideas, has been privatized and twisted to serve the profit-making agenda of huge corporations, working hand-in-glove with governments which want to suppress opposition and alternatives. What can we do about it? Is it our Internet or theirs?
  72. Ours to Hack and To Own
    The Rise of Platform Cooperativism, A New Vision For the Future Of Work and A Fairer Internet

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2016
    The activists who have put together Ours to Hack and to Own argue for a new kind of online economy: platform cooperativism, which combines the rich heritage of cooperatives with the promise of 21st-century technologies, free from monopoly, exploitation, and surveillance.
  73. Portugal: The Impossible Revolution?
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
    The story of what happened in Portugal between April 25, 1974 and November 25, 1975, as seen and felt by a deeply committed participant.
  74. Reclaim the power! Democratic energy must replace corporate capture
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Democratising energy would save thousands of lives a year in Britain alone -- releasing us from the clutches of corporate utilities, and building an energy commons in which we are all owners and participants, no longer captive, exploited consumers. More than that, it would be a big step forward in saving the planet.
  75. Rochdale
    The Runaway Collage

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    Toronto's Rochdale College began as an experiment in living and learning, and ended as a symbpl of the flower-child Sixties, a financial and social controversy. Sharpe tells the story of the college's seven-year rise and fall.
  76. Rochdale Principles
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    The Rochdale Principles are a set of ideals for the operation of cooperatives. They were first set out in 1844 by the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers in Rochdale, England and have formed the basis for the principles on which co-operatives around the world continue to operate.
  77. Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    The Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers, founded in 1844, was an early consumer co-operative, and one of the first to pay a patronage dividend, forming the basis for the modern co-operative movement. Although other co-operatives preceded them,[2] the Rochdale Pioneers' co-operative became the prototype for societies in Great Britain. The Rochdale Pioneers are most famous for designing the Rochdale Principles, a set of principles of co-operation that provide the foundation for the principles on which co-ops around the world operate to this day.
  78. The Role Co-operatives in Childcare
    Role des cooperatives dans le secteur de la garde d'enfants

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
  79. Social Reform or Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1908
    Rosa Luxemburg's attack on reformism.
  80. Social Teaching Incarnate at ICI
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1992
    From economic grassroots organizations, Latin Americans of every creed, race and colour gather under the one ICI roof for three month periods of intensive sharing and learning. Community and society problems are examined and their causes analyzed from a Latin American perspective.
  81. Socialist Register 1991
    Volume 27: Communist Regimes the Aftermath

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1991
  82. Sources welcomes Canadian Co-operative Association
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Sources welcomes a new member: the Canadian Co-operative Association.
  83. Starting a Worker Co-operative
    An Introduction

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
  84. A study of urban communes and co-ops inToronto
    MA Thesis, University of Toronto, 1973

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1973
  85. A Targeted Approach to Worker Co-op Development
    Lessons from Mondragon and Northern Italy

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    Targeted strategies offer advantages: First, expertise which permits the rapid assessment of prospective deals. Second, by concentrating on businesses which have some similarities, it is possible to build links, formal and informal, and in so doing, create the potential for common problem-solving and economies of scale in the purchase of goods and services.
  86. Towards a Decentralist Commonwealth
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1979
    Could the basic structural concept of common ownership of society's resources for the benefit of all ever be achieved, institutionally, in ways which fostered and sustained, rather than eroded and destroyed, a cooperative democratic society?
  87. Valencia-Mondragon Study Tour
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
  88. Why Cooperative Businesses Are Not the Answer
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    The problem with the worker-owned cooperative business economic model is that this model retains one of the most important defining characteristics of the capitalist model with which we are so familiar today: production of commodities to be sold for a profit in the market place.
  89. Worker Co-operatives
    An Introduction

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1985
  90. Worker Cooperatives in America
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
    A historical background of worker cooperatives as well as a contemporary discussion of small and large co-ops.
  91. Worker Cooperatives and Revolution
    History and Possibilities in the United States

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    Wright believes that the 'solidarity economy', fits within a Marxist understanding of what is needed to bring about a grassroots transformation of the economy.
  92. Workers' Self-Management in the United States
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  93. Zatoun
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization

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