Borderlands Solidarity Economy

Videos, Articles, and Other Useful Information on Select Economic Alternatives

  • This article provides a useful comparison of the different alternative economic models out there, including the solidarity economy.
  • A thoughtful article on solidarity and privilege can be found here .
  • This is an excellent article explaining a solidarity economy. 
  • An excellent article  discussing how a solidarity economy is built upon sharing power .
  • Read a position paper by United Nation's  Inter-Agency  Task Force on the  Social and Solidarity Economy here
  • A nice article about Do ña Ana Communities United timebank, hOur Time.
  • An informative article on the philosophy underpinning timebanking can be found here .
  • Learn about timebanking and get inspired by watching this trailer for the documentary  Time As Money. This documentary is available for free if you  are an Amazon Prime member.
  • Learn the basics of fair trade , and maybe you'll be inspired to start your own campaign! 
  • A short   video providing an overview of fair trade. 
  • See the progress we are making in turning Las Cruces into a Fair Trade Town by clicking here . Join our efforts!
  • See the progress of El Paso's efforts to become Fair Trade Town by clicking here . Join their efforts
  • Learn about Little Free Libraries by clicking here.
  • Better yet, start your own little free library!  Watch this short 2 minute video to see how easy it is!
  • This site has many great ideas for economic alternatives that center around sharing.
  • A solidarity economy is all about providing solutions to economic issues. Beautiful Solutions is a great resource for learning more about practical activities that are working to solve problems in a democratic and just way.