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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Linking Opposition & Alternatives

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October 3, 2016

A Cooperative Manifesto

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Cooperative development is the most important social change work that a person can do.

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October 10, 2022

Phoenix Mental Health

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Max is joined by Jeff and Eric, 2 of 7 worker-owners of a therapist worker cooperative in Minneapolis, Minnesota called Phoenix Mental Health.

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August 22, 2022

How the Ghana Susu System Helps the African Diaspora

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Canadian members of the African diaspora make use of traditional forms of group savings, known as susu, to overcome financial and cultural exclusion in the mainstream system. 

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August 1, 2022

The History of African American Cooperative Eco-Systems

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In this session, Jessica Gordon-Nembhard will discuss the history of African American mutual aid and cooperative economics, Black cooperative economic thought, the most prolific periods in the US African American Cooperative movement, and contemporary and previous examples of worker-owned cooperatives, lessons learned, and the way forward.

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May 31, 2022

Book Review: Concepts for a Democratic and Ecological Society

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Yavor Tarinski’s Concepts for a Democratic and Ecological Society challenges your mind on the most significant questions such as direct democracy, de-growth, solidarity economy, and libertarian municipalism.

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May 23, 2022

CoopCycle in Argentina

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Bringing CoopCycle to Latin America is an exciting development, and one that involved cooperative federations and networks, state sponsorship, universities, NGOs, and co-op financial institutions.

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April 18, 2022

Black Women in Co-op Movement & CDF's “Unsung Heroes Project”

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Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Ph.D., Professor at John Jay College, and economic social justice advocate discusses her research on Black women in the U.S. co-op movement, and the Cooperative Development Fund's "Unsung Heroes Project."

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April 7, 2022

The Power of Worker Co-ops on Workers' Lives

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Joining Rebecca Kemble to explain worker co-ops is MadWorC Coordinator Rek Kwawer and The Real News Network reporter Jaisal Noor. In the hour they explore how cooperatives work across the country and dive deep into worker exploitation.