Economy

  • Heraklion’s Autonomous Open Market Generates Solidarity Economy

    November 23, 2018
    Heraklion, Crete – For the last two years, in the largest city on the small island of Crete, the Integral Cooperative of Heraklion (I.C. Her) has operated an autonomous open market out of the last bit of free space in the city. A network of…...
  • Greece: Alternative Economies & Community Currencies Pt. 3 – FairCoop

    October 22, 2017
    Athens, Greece – Tools born from the internet, applied across autonomous networks and movements seeking alternatives to capitalism, are providing the infrastructure of alternative societies. In the last of our specials on community currencies and alternative economies, we showcase FairCoop, a self-organized and self-managed global…...
  • Greece: Alternative Economies & Community Currencies Pt. 1 – Athens Integral Cooperative

    September 6, 2017
    Athens, Greece – While capitalism and consumerism dominate the culture of the United States of America and the Western world, community currencies are creating a buzz elsewhere. The radical need for alternative economies and community currencies is becoming more commonplace among societies across the globalized…...
  • Housing Activists Hoist Tent City Occupation of Baltimore’s City Hall

    August 20, 2017
    Baltimore, MD – The historic civil rights organization, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), houseless members of the community and activists, have erected a tent city outside of Baltimore’s City Hall. They are demanding a Racial Equity Benefits Agreement to “structurally address economics, criminal justice,…...
  • Greece: Networks of Resistance Pt. 2 – Infrastructure; ExarcheiaNet & Cooperativa Integral

    August 14, 2017
    Athens, Greece – The challenges of building everyday infrastructure for radical movements are broad and often hard to overcome. From the perspective of participants of the Networks of Resistance: 1st European Local Struggles Conference in Athens, Greece, exchanging the best tactics and proven practices strengthens…...
  • Greece: Alternatives to Neoliberal Capitalism – Introduction

    June 23, 2017
    Athens, Greece – Aggressive neoliberal policies have created a vicious cycle of austerity in Greece for the last seven years. Greeks today experience a lack of dignity, with pension and salary cuts, while they are often unable to gain access to employment, housing, education, health…...
  • Federal Reserve President Commits to Helping Bridge Black Economic Disparities

    August 4, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – Neel Kashkari, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, joined MNNOC (Neighborhoods Organizing for Change) for a historic meeting on the gaping economic disparities that the Black communities faces both nationally and regionally. Unicorn Riot was live for the meeting…...
  • Woodbine Solidarity Society Series: Learning Liberation from Solidarity Economies

    June 19, 2016
    Denver, CO – On Saturday, April 30th, 2016, the Woodbine Ecology Center hosted “Learning Liberation from Solidarity Economies” at the Posner Center as the third event in their multi-series Solidarity Society Series. The event featured a conversation about the lessons to be learned from solidarity…...