From Local to Global

Interview with Esteban Kelly and Stacy Mitchell

This week is US tax week, a good time as any to ask: what will it take before we have a mass movement in the US offering economic alternatives?

We invited on two guests who are in the trenches to explore: Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and directs its Community-Scaled Economy Initiative. She is the author of Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America’s Independent Businesses.

Esteban Kelly is the Co-Executive Director of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives and a member of AORTA: The Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance, a worker-owned cooperative devoted to strengthening movements for social justice and a solidarity economy. Esteban was also a vital part of our documentary Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op At A Time.

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