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Capitalism Has Failed: 5 Bold Ways to Build a New World (Alternet)

Capitalism Has Failed: 5 Bold Ways to Build a New World (Alternet)

May 25, 20120 Comments

Gar Alperovitz and the Democracy Collaborative which he founded are working with us to set up screenings of Shift Change in the fall and helping to prepare discussion materials to accompany the film.  This article is the first in a 5 part series published on Alternet. May 16, 2012:  As our political system sputters, a [...]

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What They’re Saying About SHIFT CHANGE

What They’re Saying About SHIFT CHANGE

April 19, 20121 Comment

Since we released a 6 minute preview of the new film Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work just a few weeks ago, it has been viewed by more than 15,000 people all around the world; we’ve received countless messages of encouragement and support from viewers as far afield as Israel, Australia, and South Africa; and [...]

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A Message from Shift Change Producer Melissa Young

A Message from Shift Change Producer Melissa Young

April 13, 20124 Comments

Dear friends, cooperators, and supporters, Maybe you, like me, have felt discouraged about the state of our economy, and the imbalance of political and economic power in the U.S. today. It was this feeling of discouragement and frustration that initially set me on a path to look for concrete, accessible alternatives. A friend suggested that [...]

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The Field Guide to Investing in a Resilient Economy: Cleveland’s Evergreen Cooperatives (CSR Newswire)

The Field Guide to Investing in a Resilient Economy: Cleveland’s Evergreen Cooperatives (CSR Newswire)

April 11, 20120 Comments

[This article was originally published on CSR Newswire. Read the full story here >] By Susan Arterian In our last post we introduced Capital Institute’s Field Guide to Investing in a Resilient Economy series, which utilizes the power of narrative to recast the story of our financial system, chronicling the progress of transformative, scalable, real-world investment models that support [...]

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Tips & Resources: Help Us Spread the Word About Shift Change on Kickstarter!

Tips & Resources: Help Us Spread the Word About Shift Change on Kickstarter!

April 3, 20122 Comments

From April 4 – May 4, 2012 we are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise much-needed funds for the completion and distribution of Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work. Kickstarter is the world’s largest online funding platform for creative projects. Our goal is to raise $30k in 30 days. We are counting on your support– [...]

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American Dream 2.0: Can Worker-Owned Coops End Poverty?

American Dream 2.0: Can Worker-Owned Coops End Poverty?

March 24, 20120 Comments

[This article originally appeared here on Rebuild the Dream] This month, Rebuild the Dream is taking a look at a few of the amazing ways people in our communities are coming together to create local economies that empower the 99%. We call these initiatives the American Dream 2.0 because they are providing a totally revamped [...]

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Al Jazeera TV report – Spanish co-op weathers financial storm

Al Jazeera TV report – Spanish co-op weathers financial storm

March 23, 20120 Comments

The world’s largest worker-owned co-operative remains strong despite Spain’s financial woes.  

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New Photo Gallery! People and Quotes from Shift Change

New Photo Gallery! People and Quotes from Shift Change

March 22, 20120 Comments

We hope you enjoy these photos and quotes from some of the many cooperative workers and business owners featured in Shift Change. Please check back often as we will update this gallery with more photos over the next several months, in advance of the film’s summer release.      

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Madison cooperatives booming, both old and new

Madison cooperatives booming, both old and new

January 20, 20122 Comments

Madison is the state capital, seat of the University of Wisconsin, and home to several worker cooperatives that have been in business for over 30 years. Rebecca works at Union Cab, founded in 1979, which now boasts 228 worker members – drivers, mechanics, office staff, and dispatchers. Committed to environmental sustainability, they are replacing gas [...]

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EQUAL EXCHANGE –  A Profitable, Mission Driven Company

EQUAL EXCHANGE – A Profitable, Mission Driven Company

November 12, 20110 Comments

Equal Exchange is one of the largest roasters of fair trade coffee in the world, and they are 100% owned and operated by their workers. Their headquarters in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts is a great place to film, especially if you like chocolate and coffee. A new employee who wishes to join the coop works for [...]

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