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The Natural Foodstore in Diss has been run as an independent whole foods retailer for over 3 decades. Marian, the owner is retiring and we need YOUR help to buy the business and turn the shop into a workers' cooperative. There are many benefits to becoming a cooperative, as outlined below.

 
3.What does solidarity economy mean to you?

Coordination and not competition.  Working as a community to determine needs and then implementing ways to fill those needs that creates a dignified life for everyone and every thing.

As a cooperative group process consultant I mostly focus on the role of the facilitator, because it's a major leverage point in how well meetings function. It has, for example, been my experience that a skilled facilitator can single-handedly turn a poor meeting into a good one.

However, most folks will seldom or ever wear the hat of facilitator. For the vast majority, they will simply attend meetings, not run them. That does not mean though, that they, as participants, have no role to play in how well meetings go.

WNYC has been taking a close look at affordability in New York — one neighborhood at a time. Now we’re turning our attention to Sunset Park in Brooklyn, which, like so many neighborhoods in New York, is getting harder to afford. Property values are on the rise, making everything more expensive.

Statement from the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity

The U.S. State Department, the oligarchy and the Venezuelan right, together with the regional and European right have not let up in their attempt to destroy the enormous achievements accomplished by the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela and the Government of Nicolas Maduro.

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