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Memory moves us as surely into the realm of what shall be as it moves us back to what has been: by extracting what is indeterminately lasting from the latter, it allows the former to come to us. --Edward S. Casey1

 

Report on the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Conference, Berlin Germany, November 3-5, 2011

 

Is the time right for worker-owned enterprises to socialize or nationalize traditional businesses to create a more humane economic system?

That and other questions were debated at an international conference on cooperatives and advocates of worker self-management and control.

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(EDITOR'S NOTE: In the article below Alberto Corbino gives us a view of the Solidarity Economy movement in Italy. He will be doing a lecture tour in the US this summmer. The idea is to continue discussing the subjects he reports on in the article here at universities, colleges, and centers of solidarity economic justice movements.

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In a recent conversation with Jim Johnson, the topic of co-op structure came up and we chatted briefly about the new Benefit Corporation, a new form of corporate entity available by statute in at least seven states: California, Hawaii, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, and Virginia. The enabling legislation is moving along in several other states already: Michigan North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Jim reflected some "sour grapes" from the co-op movement.

revolution is also about a change of heart: r/evolution in our relationships with ourselves, each other and the land--with life itself
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A core operating principle and some corollaries for the Occupy movement

 a number of commentaries on OWS and beyond that I found especially good

Civil Society at Ground Zero: You Can Crush the Flowers, But You Can't Stop the Spring
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Five indicators that the OCCUPY Movement could be a major turn in history

By Emily Kennedy, Huffington Post

I bet you haven't heard of the global movement that's demanding a democratic economy. The one that's unsatisfied with the corporate business model and the way banks dominate the system. The one that's been occupying the social change arena since 1844. They're the Co-Operative Movement.

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Lessons from a fumbling-and-bungling lifetime of activism
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A movement built on the idea that everyone can speak for themselves is so broad in scope and so elemental in its motivation that it has flown over the heads of many on both the right and the left
States cannot, by their nature, ever truly be democratic. They are, after all, basically ways of organizing violence.
speaking in an interview with the BBC Quan casually mentioned
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A military style raid on peaceful protesters camped out in the shadow of Wall Street...
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1. It names the source of the crisis. 2. It provides a clear vision of the world we want. 3. It sets...

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