After the mid-term elections in the United States, here are two interesting examples of resistance. Both are members of USSEN, the North America member of RIPESS Intercontinental :
- Implementing alternatives on a small-but-replicable scale – Winston-Salem, NC, United States , Island CultureZ, 2022.
Island CultureZ is a neighbourhood-level solidarity economy initiative. It is working in a predominantly Black neighbourhood to protect it from gentrification, build community wealth and political influence, produce its own food, and institute cooperative economics for a more resilient future. This neighbourhood has faced negative political and economic pressures for decades and covid-19 has helped expose those realities.
- Collaborative call to collective action : Creative solutions that ensure ecological, economic, and racial justice. (United States) , Creative Wildfire, 2022
Creative Wildfire is a collaborative call to collective action from frontline communities, represented by Climate Justice Alliance, Movement Generation, and New Economy Coalition, and endorsed by the US Solidarity Economy Network, to resist a post-covid return to normal and build a just transition now.