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February 22, 2017

STIR it up

In this digital age, with its endless stream of blogs, e-newsletters (guilty) and other forms of social media, it’s easy to forget the value of other forms of media and in particular the print media. With circulation numbers plummeting for daily newspapers, the occasional magazine has become an almost forgotten format. Most of the trade journals for the third sector target the mega-charity market but one that has recently popped up on the radar and which seems well tuned to our sector is STIR – the magazine for the new economy. Worth a quick peek.



We launched STIR magazine, a quarterly print magazine of new economic ideas and original art in 2013. We publish international contributors on the co-operative movement, the global commons, solidarity economics and many other emerging political practices. Moving beyond traditional political commentary, we explore the inspiring and viable alternatives that represent a serious challenge to the current political crisis.

STIR magazine explores community ownership, co-operatives, post-growth economics, food sovereignty, alternative finance, law and social change, open data, cultural activism, peer-to-peer production, and the future of work.


We publish interviews with leading thinkers, illustrated how-to resources and seasonal recipes from local food activists.