Other Worlds is a women-driven education and movement support collaborative. We compile and bring to light alternatives flourishing throughout the world – ones opening spaces for economic, political, social, and environmental justice, and meaningful democracy – in order to inspire and incite others. We also directly support the movements that are propelling the alternatives.

In the spirit of “Nothing about us without us,” Other Worlds relies on deep collaboration with economic and social justice movements, and is accountable to them.

Throughout the world, solutions to some of the greatest challenges of the day are either nascent or fully thriving. Organized people's movements - sometimes with help from supportive government - are changing the structures which cause violence, poverty, inequality, and environmental destruction. At the same time, they are creating better quality of life in their communities.  In other instances, people are preserving ancient cultures where individuals live in relative equity and harmony with other life and their communities, and without expectation of profit. 


Other Worlds is currently running an article series on African seed and food sovereingty. Click the image or here to read the articles and learn more.


Visit our blog, below, of articles by and about our allies building grassroots alternatives around the world.


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Alternatives Blog

Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives

September 22, 2011

In "Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives," 12 women from movements around the world invite us into their lives, sharing their vision of what the world can and must become, and showing us what they and their community are doing to build that world. From Idla Martines de Souza organizing with the Landless Workers Movement in Brazil, to Emem Okon building peace in middle of a resource war in Nigeria, to Juana Ferrer and Via Campesina turning towards food sovereignty to end gender violence, each of these women have important wisdom and vision to share with us all.


"The Plaza is now called Liberty Plaza": Wall Street Occupation Continues

September 20, 2011

Over a thousand there at last count this evening - numbers go up and down between around 500 and 1500. A powerful anti oppression workshop took place this evening. Long and wonderfully facilitated assemblies are almost ongoing. They all use the people's microphone, with new terms invented to maintain a positive spirit all the time. Like taking the groups 'temperature', where people respond with hand signals as if on a barometer, or doing 'mic checks' to see if people are getting tired of repeating all the time and maybe need a break.

Haiti: the responsibility of intellectuals is to give visibility to the creativity of the people

September 1, 2011

Camille Chalmers, the coordinator of the Haitian Platform for Alternative Development, was interviewed recently in Havana. 

The land of Toussaint L’Overture, shattered by the earthquake of January 12, 2010, scourged by a deadly cholera epidemic and occupied by international organisations – operating under the banner of humanitarian aid -- brings to mind one word: Help!, like the title of a poem by Anton Arrufat, in which the author refers to terrifying loneliness and asks the question: are there no more hands in the world?

Otros Mundos Chiapas: Another Incredible Year

August 10, 2011

Congratulations to our sister organization, Otros Mundos Chiapas, for another incredible year of movement building, research, and content creation, all at the service of creating a more just world. We are proud to be affiliated with their team and all the work they do. Please find their 2010 report below. And don't miss their new webpage containing all of their Spanish language articles, reports, and creative materials: http://otrosmundoschiapas.org/materiales/.

Nuestra Escuela: Alternative Education in Puerto Rico

August 4, 2011

In May, Other Worlds' Education and Outreach Coordinator, Shilpa Jain, had the great pleasure of working with Nuestra Escuela, an alternative educational experiment taking place within several cities Puerto Rico. Literally translated as “Our School”, it is founded on a mission of love, respect and the belief in the potential and power of young people. 

"Until the Day I Die": Gerta Louisama on Haitian Women Winning Their Rights

August 2, 2011

Gerta Louisama is a member of the Executive Committee and the National Women’s Committee of Tèt Kole Ti Peyizan Ayisyen, Heads Together Small Producers of Haiti, Haiti’s largest and oldest peasant group. She is also head of the local Tèt Kole Women’s Committee in her village of Savanette. Here she speaks about the Tèt Kole’s efforts to win recognition, social equality, and economic rights for rural Haitians, especially women.