My first face-to-face introduction to the solidarity economy in Southern Brazil was a visit to a recycling cooperative. Through hard work, the 16-member team had arranged for mountains of garbage to be dumped in their yard. Most of the coop members had worked alone previously, going street to street looking for plastics, paper, glass and metal, and then trying to sell their sorted waste to local companies.Read more →
posts and bio Ruth Needleman
Ruth Needleman, Prof. Emerita, Indiana University, divides her time between local Gary struggles (local hiring, CBA, against GEO immigrant prison) and teaching & writing on global social movements. She is writing on Brazil, African-Descendants in Latin America and transformational pedagogy.