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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

United States

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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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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 26, 2023

Austin Design Cooperative's Conversion to Worker Ownership

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Chamois Holschuh tells the worker co-op conversion story of Austin Design Cooperative

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January 5, 2023

Worker Cooperatives: Building a Better Workplace

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Laura Flanders speaks to founder of the Community and Worker Ownership Project Rebecca Lurie, CEO of One Brooklyn Health LaRay Brown, and New York City Council Member Sandy Nurse about the recent enthusiasm surrounding worker cooperatives throughout the country, and what they can offer workers that traditional employment cannot.

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December 19, 2022

Harvesting is an act of indigenous food sovereignty

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In the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada, getting out in a canoe to harvest manoomin, or wild rice (Zizania palustris), is a political assertion of indigenous food sovereignty for Anishinaabe people.

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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 8, 2022

Keeping Co-ops as a Viable Housing Option

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On today's show, we learn about the potential of housing cooperatives with Anne Reynolds, former Director of UW Center for Cooperatives.

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November 21, 2022

Growing Worker Co-ops in Vermont

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Bret Keisling is joined by worker-owners Alex Fischer and Andrew Stachiw who discuss USFWC's (US Federation of Worker Cooperatives) efforts to network and grow worker co-ops in Vermont to further societal goals including economic, racial, and social justice, and working in business as anti-capitalists.

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November 8, 2022

Join GEO and Friends to Watch and Discuss FOOD COOP

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GEO is hosting a 3 day on-line screening of the documentary FOOD COOP, as well as a panel discussion of the film.

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November 3, 2022

The Cost of Not Going Co-op

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Cooperative ownership offers a way for residents to not only have a say in their community’s decision-making, but also to prevent rent hikes and keep their housing costs affordable.