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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

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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 1, 2022

African Heritage Food Co-op

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The African Heritage Food Co-op (AHFC)  was formed so that Black communities in Western New York State, including Niagara Falls and Buffalo, can take ownership of their food system, create jobs and use resources to improve the health and well-being of residents.

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August 25, 2022

The Twin City Co-op Wars

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The Co-op Wars traces the history of the food cooperative movement in the mid to late 1970s in Minnesota's Twin Cities. The rapid development of the food co-op network in the area prompted a split between anarchist "hippies" and Bolsheviks who styled themselves as the “Cooperative Organization” and set about taking over the People's Warehouse by force.

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August 18, 2022

The Café That’s Upending Capitalism

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Cafe Euphoria isn’t just another co-op. Its trans and gender-nonconforming owners are pursuing a vision of radical equality.

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June 27, 2022

Unions and Co-ops: Gem City Market

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A look at a multi-stakeholder cooperative with a worker-owner member class and bylaws that state neutrality toward union formation.

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May 9, 2022

Sociocratic Governance in Unicorn Grocery Co-op

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Unicorn Grocery is a thriving worker-owned, values-driven grocery co-op using sociocracy for its governance in Chorlton, Manchester, UK. They consist of 71 members who all work within the cooperative and are also the directors of the business.

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May 2, 2022

The Canadian Worker Co-op Federation

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Cinar, Larry, and Kevin talk with Hazel Corcoran and Jared Blustein from the Canadian Worker Cooperative Federation.

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April 25, 2022

Mumbet's Freedom Farm

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Mumbet’s Freedom Farm is a Black and Brown-led cooperative farm located at the base of a mountain in Sheffield, Massachusetts. In this episode I speak with worker-owner DeeArah Wright about their journey from the city towards collective rural land stewardship.

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March 3, 2022

How Grocery Co-ops Across New England Thrived Despite the Pandemic

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Grocery co-ops have grown during the pandemic, with overall sales increasing 10% during 2020, a year full of supply and social disruptions.

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January 31, 2022

Ontario Co-operative Association & London Brewing Co-op

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How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the way co-ops do business in Ontario? Are there new ways of collaborating or communicating that are leading to innovation and growth of the sector?