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[Editor's note: this talk by Ed Whitfield of the Fund for Democratic Communities at the 38th Annual E.F. Schumacher Lecture series somehow managed to slip through out net when it was posted on Youtube last December. We present it now, as Ed's insightful commentary on our movement (and its failings) is as relevant now as it was last year. Ed's talk begins at about the 8 minute mark.]

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(Thanks to Emi Do and Leo Sammallahti – MN)

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cross-posted from Unicorn Riot

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cross-posted from Each for All: The Cooperative Connection

In this episode of Each For All, we talk to Marty Frost, a prolific member of the co-op sector, Co-operative Developer with Devco, board member at CCEC Credit Union, Aunt Leah’s Foundation, and the British Columbia Co-operative Association. 

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In our third and final installment of interviews from the 2018 Worker Cooperative National Conference, we hear from Paul of the Colorado Solidarity Fund, a cooperative investment club, and Parag Khandhar of the Asian American Solidarity Economies project.

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The USFWC Policy and Advocacy Council hosts quarterly public webinars on current topics. This quarter, we will be focusing on the resources you need to communicate with your local small business development centers, who are responsible for sharing information about worker ownership after the Main Street Employee Ownership Act.

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In part two of our series of interviews with attendees at last year's Worker Cooperative National Conference, we hear from B. Anthony Holley and Noémi Giszpenc about building cooperative support organizations.

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[Content warning: this article includes a description of a sexual assualt.]

cross-posted from Communities Magazine

Excerpted from the Summer 2019 edition of Communities, “Sexual Politics”—full issue available for download (by voluntary donation) here.

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cross-posted from Local Futures

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The current climate in education has shifted from teaching basic life skills in classes formally known as “Life Skills/Home Economics,” to only focusing on academic knowledge through testing and assessments.

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Why Does Patriarchy Persist?
Carol Gilligan [1] and Naomi Snider [2]
First published in 2018 by Polity Press

Put simply, patriarchy is contingent on subverting the human capacity to repair relationship: its hierarchy is premised on a loss of relationship and thereby on a sacrifice of love.

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Democratizing Finance: Origins of the Community Development Financial Institutions Movement
Clifford N. Rosenthal
Friesen Press, 2019

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Originally published in GEO Vol. 1, Issue #45: Globalization from Below, 2001.

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cross-posted from Medium

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Steps to operating a community squash growing cooperative.
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