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Investment in the wider co-operative sector is still a crucial role for the retail sector, especially for the long-term prosperity of the movement. Partnerships – or co-operation among co-operatives – are needed to ensure a full circle of benefits for all co-ops.

This is arguably the most important series of protests since the civil rights movement some fifty years ago. As veteran activist Phil Hutchings argues, there has been a ‘changing of the guards’ in the Black Liberation movement.

For anyone interested in building community and activism, events are a mainstay of tribe creation. But gatherings come with challenges. Some, including lectures, film screenings, organized walks, workshops, and multi-day conferences, are large and need advance structure, organization, planning, and funding.

This seems like a good time to give you all an update on how POCA Tech is going. It’s amazing to me that so much has happened in just four modules. We are all learning an enormous amount -- and not just the students learning point locations, and not just administrators and faculty learning how to run a school. We’re learning, collectively, what acupuncture is.

While the struggle between taxi companies and ridesharing startups like Uber grab all the headlines, a pioneering group of cabbies are combining the best of traditional taxi service and new ridesharing systems, but with an important twist.

Date: Thursday Evenings From February 5, 2015 – March 12, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Location: SEEDS Community Resolution Center 2530 San Pablo Ave., Suite A., Berkeley CA 94702
Training Fee: $345.00

Showers and Vitale are among the civic leaders working with Mayor Vaughn Spencer to improve people’s lives, create living-wage jobs, and green the economy using a more democratic and localized style of economic development.

The quest to achieve public banking at the state and local level has been a long slog. Until quite recently, you had to go back almost 100 years to find the last major victory: the founding of the bank of North Dakota, the only state-run public bank in the United States, which was established in 1919.

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