How I hitch-hiked across the Atlantic to visit US co-ops

Some places, like Catalonia, are full of co-ops and the co-operative spirit. Their political centre is far more radical than our political centre, so things that feel very radical over here are pretty commonplace there.

With Cath Muller of Radical Routes.

Highlights:

  • By sharing, we can live much more fulfilling and ‘rich’ lives without using more resources.
  • Some places, like Catalonia, are full of co-ops and the co-operative spirit. Their political centre is far more radical than our political centre, so things that feel very radical over here are pretty commonplace there.
  • It’s possible to hitch-hike across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands, on private sailing boats, if you’re willing to cook, clean, keep watch and steer.

Cath Links:
Cornerstone Housing
Footprints workers co-operative
CBC Co-op
Other links:
Co-operatives UK
Platform 6
Radical Routes publications on setting up co-ops

Transcript on LowImpact.org.

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