Local Sprouts Cooperative is looking for worker-owners in other cooperatives to share their perspectives on a virtual panel. The intention of the panel: to connect Local Sprouts to a broader cooperative community, philosophy, and history. It can be pretty isolating up here sometimes (we are one of the only worker co-ops in Maine)!
So I (Yahya) started the first little bit of what will be a month of roadtrippin' with Lauryl.
I had an amazing weekend learning about local sustainable food and cooperatives! So, you know, the best kind of weekend. Here's a rundown of what happened:
Ian Welch is a prolific blogger and writer who is often quoted by various writers in Economics blogs. This blog entry is most intriguing for his clarity on the flaws in the current strain of "Capitalism." Chief among his points is the identification of the Marxian recognition of the destructive nature of "Wage Labor." This is gleaned to share the context of the following quote:
After Sandy devastated the Rockaway community, Occupy Sandy, the Working World and the residents of the Rockaways created W.O.R.C., Worker Owned Rockaway Co-ops. GRITtv profiles the group this week.
My So-Called Housing Cooperative is the story of young adults trying to live a life of cooperation and compassion... without losing their minds. Each month's webispode features a scripted parody based upon real life at the Faire-Op.
Gar Alperovitz and Thomas Hanna recently commented on Mondragon's Fagor Electronics co-op's filing for bankruptcy
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
According to the Corporation’s General Council, the proposal submitted by Fagor Electrodomésticos is not viable, and it has unanimously agreed the company no longer responds to market needs, and the financial resources it requests would not ensure its business future.
INTERNATIONAL CALL TO PARTICIPATE & CONTRIBUTE:
“Moving Beyond Capitalism” Conference
July 29 - August 5, 2014
Center for Global Justice, San Miguel de Allende, México
-What can we do now to get from here to there?
Pohler and Fulton are professors at the University of Saskatchewan. This column is part of an occasional series written by professors at the Edwards School of Business that explores business topics.
From Co-operative News's coverage of this years International Cooperative Alliance conference:
Presenting the results of the research, Yuill Herbert of Sustainability Solutions referred to ILO’s Director General statement for the International Day of Co-operatives, in which he linked co-operatives with sustainable development. Mr Ryder praised co-operatives for expanding into new and innovative areas such as recycling and renewable energy.