Organising toward an economy of cooperation and solidarity

The concept of working within a collaborative framework is not new. It is merely that the case has been strengthened by the excesses within the global economy, the immediate and longer term impact of consumerism and greed upon individuals and businesses.
The following article first appeared in 2006 and, if anything has greater relevance today because of the events of the last year and, with the impact of web 2.0, the virtual removal of historic communication barriers: