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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Linking Opposition & Alternatives

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August 20, 2019

Don't Try to Develop a Co-op Until You do This

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Summary

It is important that non-profit cooperative developers democratize their own work places.

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June 10, 2019

Solidarity Economy Roads

Summary

Razeto starts with an analysis of two perennial sources of transformational energy: the “impoverished and untenable” situation of those who are marginalized and subordinate in the existing order, and the profound dissatisfaction of those better situated who nonetheless hope for a better society in which higher values and ideas are made real. Challenging the wide-spread notion of “system change,” the idea that “the existing social order – understood as a “system” – must be replaced by a different one: a new type of society,” Razeto critiques the focus on conquest of power, and the emphasis on politics as the “proper arena for the application of forces tending to the construction of a better society.”