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Remembering Jaques Kaswan

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March 20, 2015
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Jaques Kaswan (June 14, 1924 - January 28, 2015) studied cooperatives for 50 years and was a developer of systems to support the formation of worker coops and housing coops for over 35 years. He was a co-founder of the Arizmendi Assn, as well as Walnut Street Cooperative. 

Obituary at the San Francisco Chronicle


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Jai Jai Noire is the producer of the 2-DVD workshop "This Way Out: A Guide To Starting A Worker Cooperative" ( She is a volunteer with NoBAWC and lives in a Limited Equity Housing Coop in Berkeley, CA.  For the past several years she has been videotaping conferences and presentations about worker and housing cooperatives and posting them online (

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