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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Economic Justice

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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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January 23, 2023

Mountain Equipment Catastrophe

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Dru Oja Jay is joined by Kevin Harding, one of the organizers of a spirited hail-mary attempt to save Mountain Equipment Co-op from being sold off to a US private equity firm.

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January 17, 2023

Rojava-U.S. Co-op Exchange

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This is the 10 December 2022 phone bank and exchange between Americans and Rojava cooperator Kraker.

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December 15, 2022

If You Really Want Good Food, You Have to Work Here

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Reflections on the documentary film FOOD COOP, and the discussion panel that GEO held to talk about the film and the food co-op world.

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December 12, 2022

The Job Guarantee and the Solidarity Economy

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Prof. Pavlina Tcherneva discusses the benefits of creating a Job Guarantee program, and the role cooperative and community enterprises could play.

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September 26, 2022

Cooperatives as a Strategy in International Food Markets

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How five Latin American producer cooperatives of high-value food products have overcome the hurdles to integration with the international market for their member farmers.

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September 19, 2022

Sustainability of Worker Co-Operatives

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This article investigates ways in which worker co-operatives can contribute to a more
sustainable world, using the conceptual lens of Doughnut Economics.

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September 12, 2022

The Genius of Ella Jo Baker

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Ella Baker is well-regarded as a giant in the Civil Rights Movement, known for her unique participatory grassroots organizing style and also for her ability to galvanize young people to bring a militancy in the struggle to end segregation. But Baker is less known for her innovative organizing prowess before the 1960s – forming a network of self-help cooperatives to bring economic relief to black people during the Depression.Ella Baker is well-regarded as a giant in the Civil Rights Movement, known for her unique participatory grassroots organizing style and also for her ability to galvanize young people to bring a militancy in the struggle to end segregation. But Baker is less known for her innovative organizing prowess before the 1960s – forming a network of self-help cooperatives to bring economic relief to black people during the Depression.

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September 7, 2022

An interesting conversation about Mondragon

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There are a lot of misconceptions in the US about the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation. A conversation happened online recently that highlighted some of those.