Stir to Action  publishes STIR, a quarterly magazine on the new economy, runs workshop programmes, and supports Community Economic Development.

In a world crowded with opinions but often empty of hope, STIR magazine is essential reading. You won't find its combination of provocative theory and practical example anywhere else. I'm yet to finish an edition of STIR without changing the way I see the world.
—Anna Laycock, Finance Innovation Lab

Stir is fast becoming the house magazine of the cooperative commons movement. Each issue brings together serious and authoritative editorial on a wide range of UK and international subjects. It's a must-read.
—Sion Whellens, Calverts Co-operative

The best magazine on the commons out there.
—Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation


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Jonny Gordon-Farleigh

Director & Editor

Is director of Stir To Action, which runs workshops and short courses on the new economy, and editor of STIR magazine, a quarterly publication promoting community-led change. He is a facilitator supporting new start-ups through crowdfunding, project facilitation and legal registration. He speaks on the new economy and is a founding member of the Young Co-operators Network.


Abby Gordon-Farleigh

Editor & Proof Reader

Is trained as a magazine journalist, once worked for Al Gore’s Current TV, and is now a communications professional. She helps with combing our content for grammatical errors and misplaced punctuation.
She also works as design studio manager at Crowdfunder.


Maxwell Jeffery

Web Designer

Is a director of the CIC Learn to lead which supports communities to self-organise in response to local and societal issues and work together via co-production. He is a design graduate interested in applying design skills and methodologies to increase the impact of social organisations.

Ways to Get Involved

More than media

You can become a Friend of STIR for £40 a year. For this you receive a subscription, allowing us to print our quarterly magazine but also run workshops and short courses to build community resilience, and produce campaigns and events for the co-operative movement.

Get STIR magazine stocked at your local shop, university or library – and receive a special tote bag as a gift!

Run a magazine stall at a festival or book fair.

If you're interested or got an idea, contact editor@stirtoaction.com

Partner with us

We're always looking to collaborate with other organisations to make things happen, so send an email to editor@stirtoaction.com if you'd like to work with us on a project.