How co-operatives can save the planet?
Making the news this month
6 Oz puts a price on carbon
7 The legacy of forest defender Chut Wutty
8 Québec's maple spring
9 Londoners muse Olympic legacy
10 News in brief this month
PLUS – Open Window guest cartoonist Omar Abdallat from Jordan.
11 'We call it life'
'Riots have been nearly happening all my life,' poet-rapper Speech Debelle tells Louise Gray.
PLUS: Hot Docs 2012 - a roundup of the best offerings at Toronto's annual film-fest; a new CD from Billy Bragg and Wilco commemorates Woody Guthrie; and a memorable début novel from filmmaker Elaine Proctor.
The Big Story -
17 We' re all in this together
Time to celebrate the International Year of Co-operatives. Wayne Ellwood raises a glass to their long history and argues that co-ops are democratic, community focused - and a challenge to the dominant free-market model.
21 How co-ops are building a better world - THE FACTS
22 The unselfish gene
Zoe Cormier explores our natural ability to co-operate.
24 Big thinkers on co-operation
26 Beyond solidarity
The rituals that reinforce co-operation are under threat, says Richard Sennett.
Interview by Horatio Morpurgo.
27 Cooking for peace
Sometimes simple things can build understanding. Noreen Sadik reports from Israel.
28 What would Che say?
Can co-operatives save Cuba? John Restakis travels to Havana to find out.
31 They told us we couldn't count
In Indonesia, self-help is transforming the lives of rural women. Irfan Kortschak talks to one co-op member.
32 Your guide for all things co-operative.
36 Heroism or desperation?
Self-immolation by Tibetan protesters is becoming an all-too-familiar sight.
Dibyesh Anand considers the reasons why..
PLUS: Scratchy Lines by Simon Kneebone.
16 Letter from Botswana
What is self-evident for one is a mystery to others, discovers Lauri Kubuitsile.
33 Puzzle Page
34 Country Profile: Azerbaijan
38 Mark Engler
Wall Street wants your gratitude.