Mutual Aid

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Alternative Americas: An informal history by the grandmother of the counter-culture
Loomis, Mildred J.
Book
1982
A history of decentralist and co-operative alternatives in the United States, centering especially on the work of Ralph Borsodi.
Building Economic Alternatives
Moffatt, Gary
Article
1992
Moffatt outlines many currently practiced methods of creating an alternative economy.
Catch your dreams - utopia is possible!: While Marinaleda has its flaws, it reminds us that alternative economic models are not only possible, they already exist.
Barrington-Bush, Liam; Wilton, Jen
Article
2014
Amid Spain's general depression, Marinaleda - an Andalucian town sometimes dubbed the 'communist utopia' - is bucking the moribund trend with a heady mixture of direct action, community-level democrac...
Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice
Nembhard, Jessica Gordon
Book
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.
Fanshen: Documentary of Revolution in a Chinese Village
Hinton, William
Book
1966
William Hinton's work is a marvelous and revealing look into life in the Chinese countryside, where tradition and modernity have had both a complementary and caustic relationship since the Chinese Com...
From Prince to Rebel: Peter Kropotkin
Woodcock, George; Avakumociv, Ivan
Book
1990
A bigraphy of the anarchist intellectual Peter Kropotkin.
Home!: A Bioregional Reader
Andruss, Van, Plant, Christopher, Plant, Judith, Wright, Eleanor
Book
1990
A guide to the vision and strategy of bioregionalism.
Kropokin on Mutual Aid - Review
Mattick, Paul
Article
1956
Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution
Kropotkin, Peter
Book
1902
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015: Utopia
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to...
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Solnit, Rebecca
Book
2010
The most startling thing about disasters, according to Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearni...
Reinventing power: People take control: New Internationalist September 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
A look at democracy and power in countries including Mexico, South Africa and Thailand.
Rosa Luxemburg on the Socialist Civic Virtues
D'Arcy, Steve
Article
2014
One of Rosa Luxemburg's most striking and least well-understood contributions was to draw on the classical "republican" notion of "civic virtue," as a vital part of her analysis of working-class democ...

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Communities
Since 1972, Communities has been the primary resource for information, issues, and ideas about intentional communities in North America - from urban co-ops to cohousing groups to ecovillages to rural ...
Libcom.org
Resource for all people who wish to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions. We want to discuss with one another, learn from experiences of the past and develop strategies ...

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Bully for Brontosaurus
Reflections in Natural History
Gould, Stephen Jay
1991
A collection of dicursive essays on natural history.