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May 27, 2014

Black Co-ops Were A Method of Economic Survival

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Jessica Gordon-Nembhard talks about her research into the history of African-American co-ops.

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November 24, 2020

A Conversation about the Impact of Co-ops in Abolition Work

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Discussion about the intersections of cooperative practices, ethics, and tools with the movement for police and prison abolition and their replacement with a system designed to meet the needs of the community and the individuals who comprise it.

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November 12, 2020

Economic Justice and Cooperatives

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Ricardo Nuñez of the Sustainable Economies Law Center discusses economic democracy.

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March 16, 2020

State of the Worker Co-op Sector

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Covering six years of business progress, the 2019 Worker Cooperative State of the Sector is a report on worker-owned business in the United States. This report is a co-production of Democracy at Work Institute and U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives, drawing upon the latest developments in the field, and deepens our understanding of the sector.

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March 5, 2020

7 Lessons on the “Sovereignty of Labor”

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Seven thing the author learned about the principle of the Sovereignty of Labor while visiting the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation in the fall of 2019.

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February 24, 2020

A New Breed of Worker Coops

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Joseph Cureton discusses the holding company model being used by the Staffing Cooperative (now the Orban Cooperative).

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February 20, 2020

10 Resources on Black Liberation & Economic Democracy

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A list of readings on Black liberation and economic democracy.

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January 27, 2020

Why We Don't Need a Cooperative Uber

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Uber's business model is not one that co-ops should, or could, emulate. There is scope for transport focused platform co-ops, but they will not look like Uber or Lyft.

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January 23, 2020

Many Hands: Building a Cooperative Future

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A film about cooperatives, with a focus on the Austin, TX area.