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French lessons – how the social and solidarity economy was won | Co-operatives UK


In France, 23,000 co-operative enterprises employ more than a million people (4.5% of the labour force) and have 24.4 million members. Co-ops are dominant in a number of sectors, including agriculture and food (40% market share), retail banking (60%) and retail distribution (30%). 35 more words

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Bundestag decides bargaining unit Act | News Germany | DW.DE | 05/22/2015

Bundestag decides bargaining unit Act | News Germany | DW.DE | 05/22/2015.

when two unions represented in an operation the same group of employees, should in future apply only in the event of a dispute, the collective agreement of the union with the most members in this operation. 

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Part 2: Gender and the crisis in Ukraine

In the first article of my series about the crisis in Ukraine, since 2013, I wrote a criticism of what I called the “pro-Russia” Left. No surprisingly I faced some criticism including that my article didn’t address capitalism or unfairly equated Russian and American power, all of which… 3,910 more words


Tufts Graduation – Madeleine Albright and Drinking Urine

Last weekend we attended our daughter Elizabeth Robinson’s graduation from Tufts University. She got a degree in International Relations and Economics, summa cum laude, and received the prestigious John Gibson prize for her research at Jordan’s Za’atari Refugee Camp. 300 more words

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The sheer Galle of it: 'Regaling' Sri Lanka

Freddy Halliday, courtesy of  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-3086195/The-sheer-Galle-Turtles-notch-accommodation-total-relaxation-Sri-Lanka-finds-new-boho-chic-atmosphere.html where the title runs “The sheer Galle of it: Turtles, top-notch accommodation and total relaxation as Sri Lanka finds a new boho-chic atmosphere… 918 more words

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