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August 25, 2022

The Twin City Co-op Wars

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The Co-op Wars traces the history of the food cooperative movement in the mid to late 1970s in Minnesota's Twin Cities. The rapid development of the food co-op network in the area prompted a split between anarchist "hippies" and Bolsheviks who styled themselves as the “Cooperative Organization” and set about taking over the People's Warehouse by force.

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June 2, 2022

Three Examples of Large Tech Co-ops

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Big tech is facing an escalating backlash. Co-operatives could offer a more equitable and accountable alternative. In fact, some already do. This article describes three large co-operatives that have managed to take on tech giants such as Amazon and IBM.

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September 27, 2021

Fairmondo: Cooperatively Owned Online Marketplace

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Fairmondo is an online-marketplace owned by its local users currently based in Germany. It is an ethical alternative aiming to compete against Amazon’s extractive model.

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April 1, 2021

Unstoppable: How Cooperative Businesses are Transforming Communities

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Communities across the Philadelphia region are building cooperative businesses to create more equitable and just workplaces, neighborhoods, and cities. This video documents nine communities as they build businesses in construction, accounting, healthcare, solar installation and more.

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March 1, 2021

Cooperative Sociocracy — Making it Work for Your Co-op

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A member of Unicorn Grocery worker co-op talks about her experience using sociocracy at the 70-member co-op.