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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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July 1, 2021

Rethinking the Farming Economy

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A Vermont nonprofit is connecting independent farms with buyers and distributors, reducing food surplus and working to eliminate food insecurity.

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June 14, 2021

The Government Is Here to Help Small Businesses — Unless They’re Cooperatives

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The Small Business Administration’s rules prevent it from helping most employee- and consumer-owned cooperatives, even though Congress specifically asked it to.

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March 8, 2021

The Rest of Our Working Lives

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Kim Pinkham talks about the PV Squared worker cooperative in this interview from 2008.

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February 26, 2021

Organizing for food sovereignty in Boston

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Organizing for Food Sovereignty in Boston: A Personal History” with Greg Watson.

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February 22, 2021

How Co-ops Benefit Your Wallet and Work

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A conversation about worker co-ops with technical assistance providers in the Chicagoland area.

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October 12, 2020

One Member One Vote

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Profiles of two co-op leaders: Carol Zippert of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund and Tim Huet of the Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives.

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September 28, 2020

How to Set Up a Mutual Aid Fund

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Lessons learned from the STL Mutual Aid Fund project.

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December 19, 2019

Baking in the Cooperation

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Interviews with four worker-owners from four of the Arizmedi Bakeries