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Issue 72/73: Worker Coops Unite! Collaborative Double Issue with the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives

[print]   FROM THE EDITORS: WORKER COOPERATIVES - A POWERFUL FORCE FOR JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY by the GEO Collective

[print]   SOLIDARITY NEWS FLASHES

SPECIAL SECTION: WORKER COOPS UNITE!

[print]   FARTHER, FASTER, TOGETHER: THE US FEDERATION OF WORKER COOPERATIVES AT TWO by Melissa Hoover

News From the Regional Networks:

[print]   NORTHWEST: PORTLAND ALLIANCE OF WORKER COLLECTIVES by Lori Burge

[print]   WEST: THE NETWORK OF BAY AREA WORKER COOPERATIVES (NOBAWC) by Kirsten Marshall

[print]   A CALL FROM THE MODERN TIMES

[print]   MIDWEST: THE FEDERATION OF WORKPLACE DEMOCRACIES IN MINNESOTA (FWD-MN) by Tom Pierson

[print]   EAST: NEWS FROM THE EASTERN CONFERENCE FOR WORKPLACE DEMOCRACY (ECWD) by Mary Hoyer

[print]   EASTERN CONFERENCE ON WORKPLACE DEMOCRACY: 2006-07 BOARD MEMBERS

[print]   U.S. REGIONAL WORKER COOP NETWORKS

Fellow Travelers: Profiles of Grassroots Economic Organizers

[print]   HILARY ABELL OF WAGES - HELPING LOW-INCOME LATINAS CREATE GREEN CLEANING CO-OPS ON THE CALIFORNIA COAST by Jane Livingston and Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo

Worker Coop Profiles:

[print]   WAUSHARA COUNTY AND COOPERATIVE CARE: AN ENDURING PARTNERSHIP by Kathleen McGwin

[print]   I AM UNIQUE: A WORKER-OWNED NURSING COOPERATIVE

[print]   SUPPORTING ACTIVISM, FINDING GRATIFYING WORK, CREATING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS: A CONVERSATION WITH C4 OF NEW ORLEANS by Chris Heneghan

[print]   EQUAL EXCHANGE: TWENTY YEARS OF COOPERATION AND FAIR TRADE by Virginia Berman

[print]   HEALTHY FOOD FOR EVERYONE! BUILDING A COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEM IN WEST OAKLAND by People's Grocery (from www.peoplesgrocery.org)

[print]   NEWS FROM PEOPLE'S GROCERY: DEVELOPING A WORKER-OWNED COMMUNITY GROCERY STORE by Brahm Ahmadi

[print]   WHAT DOES A COMMUNITY FOOD SYSTEM MEAN?

Forum:

[print]   GEO FORUM ON CROSS-ORGANIZATIONAL COLLABORATION: IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

[print]   SEARCHING FOR THE NEXT COOPERATIVE PRINCIPLE by Len Krimerman

[print]   CORPORATION BUSTING: A STRATEGY FOR UNIONS AND COOPS: TOWARD BUILDING A LABOR-OWNERSHIP ECONOMY by Lisa Stolarski

[print]   UNIONS AND COOPERATIVES: ALLIES IN THE STRUGGLE TO BUILD DEMOCRATIC WORKPLACES by Lisabeth L. Ryder

[print]   OUR EYES ON THE PRIZE: FROM A "WORKER COOP MOVEMENT" TO A TRANSFORMATIVE SOCIAL MOVEMENT by Ethan Miller

Solidarity Economy in Latin America:

[print]   WORLD SOCIAL FORUM AT A CROSSROADS: 5TH INTERNATIONAL, SOLIDARITY ECONOMY, OR STAND PAT? by Betsy Bowman and Bob Stone

Reviews:

[print]   DREAMING OF AMERICA BEYOND CAPITALISM? GAR ALPEROVITZ - AMERICA BEYOND CAPITALISM reviewed by Len Krimerman

[print]   AUTONOMY AND/OR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT? DAVID ELLERMAN - HELPING PEOPLE HELP THEMSELVES reviewed by Len Krimerman

 

Issue 71: Special Collaboration with Dollars and Sense: Organizing Toward an Economy of Cooperation and Solidarity

[print]   OTHER ECONOMIES ARE POSSIBLE! by Ethan Miller

[print]   VENEZUELA'S COOPERATIVE REVOLUTION by Betsy Bowman and Bob Stone

[print]   AFRICAN AMERICAN ECONOMIC SOLIDARITY by Jessica Gordon Nembhard and Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo

[print]   COOPERATIVES IN THE UNITED STATES

 

Issue 70: Building Solidarity, Not Charity: Collective Relief Efforts on the Gulf Coast

[print]   NEW IDEAS, NEW DIRECTIONS FOR THE COLLECTIVE

[print]   LATIN AMERICAâ??S NEW SOLIDARITY ECONOMY: ARGENTINAâ??S CRISIS by Betsy Bowman and Bob Stone

[print]   LATIN AMERICAâ??S NEW SOLIDARITY ECONOMY: VENEZUELA & ARGENTINA by Betsy Bowman and Bob Stone

[print]   ROSARIO, ARGENTINA: AN ECONOMY BASED ON SOLIDARITY by Renate Lunn

[print]   CO-OPERATIVES PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE TO NEW ORLEANSâ?? SUFFERING

[print]   "WE ARE CREATING AN ALTERNATIVE!": A CONNECTICUT YANKEE VOLUNTEERS WITH COMMON GROUND COLLECTIVE IN NEW ORLEANS A Report From the Gulf Coast, by Chris Heneghan

[print]   NOTES OF A NATIVE SON: STORIES OF NEW ORLEANS from a letter by John Clark

[print]   EVOLUTION OF COMMON GROUND CLINIC by Liz Highleyman

[print]   SIDEBAR: THE ANAND PATTERN

[print]   THE "FIRE THE BOSS!" TOUR by John W. Lawrence

[print]   NY AND 2ND ANNUAL US FEDERATION MEETING

[print]   THE UNITED STATES FEDERATION OF WORKER COOPERATIVES HAS ISSUED A CALL FOR MEMBERSHIP By Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo

[print]   IN MEMORY OF MEG PERRY, 1979-2005

[print]   THE BIG QUESTION: WHAT DOES RADICALLY DEMOCRATIC MEDIA LOOK LIKE? by Ethan Miller

 

Issue 69: Cooperative Organizing From Coast To Coast

[print]   CONNECTIONS CO-OPERATIVE: NOT YOUR ORDINARY TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION SERVICE by Hana Tauber

[print]   MOVING FORWARD NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY by Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo and Ajamu Nangwaya

[print]   GREEN WORKER COOPERATIVES The Future Green Republic of the South Bronx

[print]   WESTERN WORKER COOPERATIVES CONFRONT CHANGE by Andrew McCloud

[print]   CONNECTING WOMEN AND GLOBALIZATION by Betsy Bowman and Bob Stone

[print]   WORKER COOPERATIVE TRENDS IN N. AMERICA & EUROPE by Trent Craddock and Sarah Kennedy

 

Issue 68: Celebrating the 3rd Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy

[print]   INTRODUCTION

[print]   100 ATTEND CONFERENCE AT SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY By Jessica Gordon Nembhard

[print]   WILLIAM GREIDER, THE ECWD KEYNOTE SPEAKER The Time Has Come for Workplace Democracy

[print]   U.S. FEDERATION OF WORKER COOPERATIVES ANNUAL REPORT, 2005 GEO Special Report

[print]   THE ECONOMY OF HOPE: BUILDING A NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF THE SOLIDARITY ECONOMY By Ethan Miller

[print]   LONG ISLAND BUILDERS' CO-OP: WHERE TIME IS MONEY AND WORKERS ARE CAPITALISTS By Melissa Daniels

[print]   EMPLOYEES BUY OUT NYC FRENCH RESTAURANT By John W. Lawrence and Ken Estey

[print]   FIRE THE BOSS: RECUPERATED FACTORY WORKERS AND UNEMPLOYED WORKER MOVEMENTS IN ARGENTINA TO SHARE EXPERIENCES WITH WORKERS IN NORTH AMERICA Edited by Ajowa Ifateyo

[print]   CO-OP RESPONSES TO KATRINA by Jane Livingston

[print]   RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WHERE TO SEND MONEY TO HURRICANE VICTIMS

 

Issue 67: Cooperative Growth Grows and Deepens, but towards what?

[print]   INTRODUCTION

[print]   BUILDING AN "AMERICA BEYOND CAPITALISM" Len Krimerman interviews Gar Alperovitz on his message to workplace pioneers in his new book.

NASCO section:

[print]   LET THE COOPERATIVE COLLABORATION BEGIN! intro by Len Krimerman

[print]   REFLECTIONS ON A COOPERATIVE JOURNEY WITHIN NASCO Steven Kelly

[print]   PROPOSAL FOR NASCO-WORKER CO-OP JOINT MEMBERSHIP Steven Kelly

[print]   SUMMER ACTION CAMP IN CALIFORNIA Steven Kelly


[print]   COOPERATIVE FUND OF NEW ENGLAND CELEBRATES BEST YEAR EVER

[print]   RIOTFOLK: "MAKING FOLK MUSIC A THREAT AGAIN!" Ethan Miller

[print]   EQUAL EXCHANGE SWEETENS FAIR TRADE

[print]   NO BOSSES HERE: MAY DAY BOOKS, NYC John Korber

 

Issue 66: Boycotts, Barter Clubs, Women's Collectives...
Paths of Promise to a World of Our Making

[print]   INTRODUCTION

[print]   EDITORIAL

[print]   WAGING PEACE WITH OUR DOLLARS: BOYCOTT WAR PROFITEERS By Paul Rockwell (Condensed by GEO editors) CommonDreams.org

[print]   BRAZIL’S GROWING BARTER GROUPS By Heloisa Primavera (condensed by GEO editors)

[print]   WAGING PEACE WITH OUR DOLLARS: FAIR TRADE AND COOPERATIVES By John W. Lawrence

[print]   LABOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP (GEO SPECIAL SDECTION: U.S. FEDERATION OF WORKER CO-OPS) by Ajamu Nangwaya*

[print]   THE CASCADIA COLLECTIVE CONFERENCE (GEO SPECIAL SECTION: U.S. FEDERATION OF WORKER CO-OPS) by Ethan Miller

[print]   The COOPERATIVE POWER OF WOMEN by Holly Yasui, Center for Global Justice

[print]   BUY COOP: SHOPPING FOR A BETTER WORLD By Betsy Bowman and Bob Stone*

[print]   WAGING PEACE WITH OUR DOLLARS: BUY LESS, BUY LOCAL!

 

Issue 64-65: This is What Democracy Looks Like!

[print]   The Elections Are Over, But Take Heart…Grassroots Democracy Is Alive & Well! by Betsy Bowman

[print]   Globalization with a human face: In Nicaragua, Worker Co-ops Triumph by Michael Woodard

[print]   YouthGROW (Growing and Raising Organics in Worcester)
A Local Food System Grows an Alternative Economy
by Matt Feinstein, YouthGROW

[print]   Why the ‘Local Multiplier EffectAlways Counts by Tricia Truit, Earth and Sky Collective

[print]   Democracy Schools: On the path to ‘Consent of the Governed’by Adam D. Sacks

[print]   Reclaiming Public Revenues: Brazil’s Participatory Budgetby Gianpaolo Baiocchi, University of Massachusetts, and Len Krimerman, GEO Newsletter

[print]   Special Section -- US Federation of Worker Cooperatives   

 

Issue 63: Youth Organize!

[print]   Knowing Rights from Wrong in India by Uchengamma

[print]   NASCO and the Cooperative Education and Training Institute  

[print]   Summerhill: Is the Oldest School Based on Children's Rights a Cooperative Community? by Michael Newman  

[print]   The Barrington Collective: What Happens when "Cooperation among Co-ops" meets "Concern for Community" by Anjanette Bunce  

[print]   Her Today, GHANA Tomorrow by Dannie Danger   

[print]   Play Mountain Place: A Problem-Solving Place for Children and Families by Michelle Weiner Woolner   

[print]   "Other Economies are Possible": A Report from the Boston Social Forum by Ethan Miller   

 

Issue 62: A National Federation, Part II

[print]   Reawakening the Dream by Len Krimerman  

[print]   Land, Freedom and Cooperation! by Betsy Bowman  

[print]   (Co-) Operating from the Center of the Heart by Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo  

[print]   Childcare that Works for Everyone by Elayne Bender   

[print]   US Federation of Worker Co-ops and Democratic Workplaces by Livingston and Nembhard   

[print]   Discovering Workplace Democracy by Shirley F. Grigsby   

[print]   Worker Co-ops on the World Stage by Len Krimerman    

 

 

Issue 61: A National Federation of Democratic Workplaces

[print]   A Proposal: Let GEO Be the USFDW'S Print Newsletter  

[print]   Open Enterprise Cooperative: A Business With a Unique Message by Ajowa Ifateyo  

[print]   Possible Directions for the New Federation Abe Karl-Gruswitz Interviews Co-op Activists  

[print]   World Declaration on Cooperative Worker Ownership [excerpt]  

[print]   A National Federation of Democratic Workplaces Can Lay The Foundation for Historic Change by Gar Alperovitz   

[print]   A Cooperative Manifesto by Tim Huet   

 

 

Issue 60: New Forms of Global-Wide Cooperation

[print]   NYC Restaurant Opportunities Center by Fekkak Mamdou  

[print]   Loyalty Management by Daniel Côté  

[print]   Youth Empowerment Fuels Renewal in Tuzla, Bosnia by Monika Kleck  

[print]   On the Razor's Edge: Organize at all levels or Risk Extinction by Bruno Roelants   

[print]   A Week at the World Social Forum: Where are the Co-op Activists? by Isaac Ashton   

 

 

Issue 59: The Many Faces of Grassroots Cooperation

[print]   Introduction: Grassroots Cooperation  

[print]   The Kallari Handcraft Cooperative of Ecuador by Luci Latina Fernandes  

[print]   Building Genuine Campus-Community Partnerships by Mary Bombardier and Kiara Nagel  

[print]   Global Roundup: Building a Cooperative World   

 

 

Issue 58: Workplace Democracy in the U.S.

[print]   Another Successful Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy by John Lawrence  

[print]   Democratic Values and Accountability by Carol Haack, Susan Bob and Stephen Prieston   

[print]   Collective Copies Celebrates 20 Years! by Jessica Gordon Nembhard  

[print]   excerpt from: "Collective Copies: An Exercise in Workplace Democracy by Benjamin Turner  

[print]   The Madison Post-Capitalist business Association   

[print]   Cooperatives as a form of Socially Responsible Business by Tim Huet   

[print]   NCBA tells Congress: "Worker Co-ops Need Capital, Development Resources" by Richard Dines 
 
[print]   "Top Down vs. Bottom Up": Time to Reframe the debate? by Len Krimerman   

[print]   Time to Reframe the Debate: Make the Solution a Cross-Border One! by Bob Stone  

 

Issue 57: Alternative Economy Networks

[print]   The Internet and Democracy by Michael W. Howard  

[print]   The Mararikulam Experiment: Women-Owned Co-ops in Kerala, India by Richard W. Franke  
 
[print]   The First Midwest Worker Cooperative Conference by Jessica Gordon Nembhard  

[print]   New Orlean's Alternative Economy by Betsy Bowman and Bob Stone  

[print]   The Co-op Advantage: A Promising Tale in th U.K. by Len Krimerman  

[print]   U.K. Youth Run Their Own Fair Trade Cooperatives by Kevin McGrother  

 


Issue 56: The Social and Solidarity Economy

[print]  Argentina's Struggle: New Solidarity Economy Resists Corporate Globalization by Bob Stone  

[print]  Resurgent World Organization of Producer Co-ops: CICOPA by Betsy Bowman and Bob Stone   

[print]  Solidarity Economies and Cooperatives by Betsy Bowman and Bob Stone  

[print]  Europe's "Social and Solidarity Economy"   

[print]  The Global Cooperative Commonwealth by Betsy Bowman  

[print]  A Plan to Bring Youth and Cooperatives Together by Jö:rn Hammerstrand   

[print]  The Impending War on Iraq: An Attack on Peace, Democracy and Security by John W. Lawrence  

[print]  Statist vs. Solidarity Strategies in Latin America by Bob Stone  

[print]  Is the Time Ripe for Creative Insurgency? by Len Krimerman  

[print]  What is the "Social Forum" Movement?

[print]  Underground Summits? by Len Krimerman  

 

 

Issue 55: Advancing the Cooperative Movement

[print]  Moving Towards a National Worker Co-op Federation by Frank Lindenfeld  

[print]  A Proposal for a US Worker Co-op Federation   

[print]  A Report on the 2002 Western Worker Cooperative Conference   by Paul Fairchild  

[print]  Some Possible Elements of a Leadership Development Program by Tim Huet  

[print]  Imagining a Cooperative Revolution with NASCO by T.J. Lehman  

[print]  When Does a Proposal Reflect Group Consensus?   

[print]  Gung Ho in China   by Bob Ware  

[print]  Mapping Cooperative Studies in the New Millennium      

[print]  Letter from Tom Anderson - Self Directed IRAs

[print]  Letter from Bill Ellis - Creating Learning Communities

 

 

Issue 53-54: Education for Economic Democracy

[print]  The UMass Student-RunBusinesses: A Community of Learning by David A. Lambert  

[print]  Education for Economic Democracy by Christina A. Clamp   

[print]  Education for and by Worker-Owners: The Vision of Frank Adams   by Bill Caspary  

[print]  Education for a People-Centered Democratic Economy by Jessica Gordon Nembhard  

[print]  Report back from the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy by John W. Lawrence  

[print]  History of the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association abridged from the OSCA website   

[print]  Book Review - Free Schools, Free People: Education and Democracy after the 1960's  by Ron Miller Reviewed by Frank Lindenfeld  

[print]  Book Review - After Capitalism: From Managerialism to Workplace Democracy   by Seymour Melman Reviewed by Bob Stone  

[print]  Letter from Ken Freeland

 

 

Issue 52: Corporate Globalization, Peace, Sweatshops:
Connecting the Struggles

[print]  Connecting the Struggles by GEO Editors  

[print]  Discordant Reflections by Len Krimerman   

[print]  Cooperatives and Peace Activism   by Ken Estey  

[print]  A Global Non-Violent Peace Force by Kate Rope  

[print]  TeamX: A Worker Co-op Joins the Fight Against the Sweatshop Apparel Industry by John W. Lawrence  

 

 

Issue 51: From Enterprise Facilitation to Grassroots Globalization

[print]  A Different World is Possible by GEO Editors  

[print]  Enterprise Facilitation in Northeast Oregon by Peter Donovan   

[print]  Canada Funds Co-op Sector Initiative   by Brenda Heald  

[print]  Book Review:Sirolli's Ripples from the Zambezi by Peter Donovan  

[print]  Democratic Worker Co-ops and the Struggle for Economic Democracy by John W. Lawrence  

[print]  Community Based Solutions for a Sustainable, Democratic Future by Aaron G. Lehmer  

 

 

Issue 50: Worker Ownership Worldwide and at Home: Constructive Responses to Terrorism and Global Militarism

[print]  What Happens to Successful Cooperatives in Capitalist Globalization? by Holm-Detlev Köhler  

[print]  Employee-Owned Companies in Eastern Europe, After Ten Years of Privatization by Iraj Hashi   

[print]  Self-Management in Sweden?   by Jöern Hammarstand  

[print]  IIS, 2002: in Teeside, England- on “Community Informatics” by Pat Cook  

[print]  The Continuing Relevance of Social Ownership and Equality: A Reply to David Ellerman by Michael W. Howard  

[print]  USA’s Only Worker Co-op Conference sets Participation Record by Bob Stone  

[print]  Flash! Eastern Conference of Democratic Firms! by Bob Stone   

[print]  Shaping Our Future! The Tenth Annual Conference of the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation by Blair Hamilton   

[print]  Worker Co-ops Cooperate Globally: International Worker Cooperative Association  

 

 

Issue 49: Cooperatives as a Response to Terrorism

Available as pdf only. Requires Acrobat Reader. Issue49.pdf

 

 

Issue 48: Inter-Cooperation—Youth and Student Style

[print]  INTER-COOPERATION—YOUTH AND STUDENT STYLE   

[print]  Responding to the September 11 Tragedy by Len Krimerman   

[print]  A Different Teacher Training College—Denmark’s DNS   by Beth Coleman  

[print]  Four kinds of Intercooperation among Cooperatives by Bob Stone  

[print]  Youth Adelantando by Jesse Gates-Chinoy  

[print]  Helping Graduates Launch Careers of Contribution by Melissa Everett  

[print]  Building New Coalitions for a Democratic Economy by Mike Prokosch   

[print]  Maine Passes Anti-Sweatshop Purchasing Bill   

[print]  Quebec Protests and Beyond: An Introduction   by Beth Coleman  

[print]  Quebec Protests: A Report from the Streets by Roger Benham  

[print]  Decline of Self Management in Yugoslavia: A Report on the May 2001 Conference of the IIS in Dubrovnik by Michael Howard  

 

 

Issue 47: The New Paradigm Project

[print]  The New Paradigm Project: Introduction   moderated by Jonathan Michael Feldman and Jessica Gordon Nembhard  

[print]  1. The Need for and Objectives of Economic Democracy by Shipp, Engelen, and Ellerman  

[print]  2. Strategies for Supporting Cooperatives and Economic Democracy by Krimerman, Pestoff, Emspak, and Benner  

[print]  3. Constraints on Economic Democracy by DeFillipis, Széll, Feldman, and Nembhard  

[print]  4. Case Studies in Economic Democracy and Cooperative Economics by Hill, Mackin, Haynes, and Clamp   

[print]  NPP: Principle Researchers and Followup Information   

[print]  Related Publications and Organizations

[print]   GEO Plans On-Line Clearinghouse for Cooperative E-Commerce by Alex Pukinskis  

 

 

Unpublished Articles

[print]  Citizen Ownership: A multi-stakeholder system that goes beyond worker co-ops by A.D. Rowland   

[print]  A Contribution to the Forum on Cooperative Theory by Ken Freeland

 

Issue 46: Focus on Youth

Food from the 'Hood   by Haydee Vicedo  

Training for Democracy by Andrew McLeod  

Youth Organizing Comes of Age by Bill Alexander  

Co-ops for Older Workers on the Rise in Japan by Richard Evanoff  

 

 

Issue 45: Globalization from Below

Equal Exchange and Fair Trade Coffee by Bob Stone.   

Democratic Decision Making: Attentive Listening by Bill Caspary.   

Michael Howard, Self-Management and the Crisis of Socialism: The Rose in the Fist of the Present. Reviewed by Ken Estey   

Building New Coalitions for a Democratic Economy: The Local Faces of Anti-(Corporate) Globalization by Mike Prokosch   

Finding Funding Fundraising for the Long Haul and Guide to Proposal Writing Reviewed by Frank Lindenfeld  

Farmer Co-ops and the WTO by Lynn Benander and Jane Livingston  

 

 

Issue 44: Democracy within Co-ops

Democracy Makes Us Powerful  

Count us In! An interim report on subscriber Responses to GEO’s survey and makeover plans compiled by Len Krimerman  

We Are All Leaders! Democratic leadership makes us more powerful by Bill Caspary  

Making Decisions Together: Collective Copies, a worker owned, union copy shop by Matt Grillo  

Blue Ridge Paper Products Inc: A democratic ESOP by Bill Caspary  

Western Massachusetts Co-ops Form Network: Formation of the Valley Cooperative Network by Matt Grillo  

Co-op Solidarity Through Intercooperation by Jenny Silverman  

Mondragon and Valencia - Coops in the Global Economy by David Freeburg  

Bill Caspary,Dewey on Democracy Reviewed by Len Krimerman  

 

 

Related Articles

Australia. Looting the Mutuals: The Ethics and Economics of Demutualisation by Race Mathews   

Australia. Credit Unions in the New Millennium: A Paper Delivered at the Credit Union Historical Co-operative Convention Dinner by Race Mathews  

USA. What's a Co-op? Focus on Democratic ESOP's.
Restructuring for the Long Term: South Mountain Company on Martha’s Vineyard and Big Timberworks, Inc. in Montana
by John Abrams and Merle Adams.   
 

 

Issue 43: Intercooperation

The Scope of Canadian Co-ops

Intercooperation is Alive and Well in the Bay Area!

Intercooperation News from the Boston and Pioneer Valley Areas

Worker Ownership and Co-Management at Algoma Steel in Sault St. Marie, Canada

Canada's Government Funds Job Creation by Worker Co-ops

Democracy in the Workplace: Three Worker-Owned Businesses in Action, a video

Sherbrooke Declaration from the Proceedings of Global Meetings on Community Economic Development

 

Issue 42: Focus on Cuba

Co-operative Development in Cuba: Many Questionmarks

La Guinera: A Model of Participatory Community Development

Organic Vegetable Farms Bloom in Havana

A Visit to One of Cuba's Democratic Sugar Cane Cooperatives

Prijateljice-Humanitarian Aid and Economic Recovery in Bosnia and Herzegovina

BUY CO-OP, BOYCOTT MULTI-NATIONALS

Book Review: People´s Power: Cuba´s Experience with Representative Government

Book Review: Cooperation Works!

Mexico City: The Hard Road From Successful Strike To Successful Cooperative

Mexico City: The T.U.Y.O. Cooperative

Over The Rainbow in Hungary-The Cooperative and Ecological Work of Geza Varga

Voices from the Ground: South African Cooperatives

Russian Workers Protest Movements
 

Forum on the Development of a Usable Theory of
Cooperative Socio-Economics

Cooperatives as a Socio-Economic Alternative to the Mainsteam: Are We Ready? by Jacques Kaswan

Theory—Yes, What Sort of Theory by Bill Caspary

Let's Make Cooperative Theory by Talking—To One Another! by Betsy Bowman and Bob Stone

And What Did Theory Ever Do for Us? by Len Krimerman

"Cooperative Theory" Dialogue Continues by Jacques Kaswan

First Things First—Joins in the dialogue by Ken Freeland


Education for Economic Democracy

An Invisible Revolution? Study Circles and the Renewal of Democracy by Len Krimerman

Education for Cooperative Ownership—at UC Berkeley by Deb Goldberg Gray



Vision and Strategy

Beth Raps' Cooparcana: My Vison of the World Economy—Dreamtime of the Transitional Future

Cooperatives as a Socioeconomic Alternative to the Mainstream: Are We Ready? by Jacques Kaswan

Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Local Age by Michael Shuman

Building Bridges to the High Road by Dan Swinney

 

From Our Editors

My Vision for Economic Democracyby Frank Lindenfeld

Interview with Len Krimerman: Building a Democratic Economy and Culture

 

Urban Agriculture

City Farms: The Big Apple's City-Wide Network of UrbanFood Producers

Five food-related organizations collaborate to grow food for donation to emergency food providers. Pilot gardens are hoped to be demonstation sites and will ultimately produce food for cash as well as donation.

Food, Poverty, and Empowerment: Holyoke's Nuestres Raices

Holyoke's Puerto Rican community now hosts 4 community gardens, a youth program, and more, thanks to Nuestres Raices and community support.

Nueva Esperanza (New Hope)

A fifteen year old community based organization renovates housing, coordinates education, and plan economic development projects.

The Seattle Youth Gardenworks

This 2 year old organization employs homeless youth as well as "at risk" youth. Participants may become eligible to be shareholders.

 

Cooperatives Around the World

Credit Unions and Demutualization in Australia by Race Matthews

This article is about why and how demutualisation threatens to destroy Australia's credit unions and what can be done about it. Credit unions are a lot like dinosaurs grazing on prehistoric grasslands shortly before the impact of the asteroid which wiped them out. The difference is that there is still time for their extinction to be averted.

Italian Social Cooperatives by Wilda Vanek

Relief for the financial strain on the national system of social welfare has been found in Italy

through an innovative new form of cooperative.

Chac Lol Cooperative: A Red Flower Bloom in the Yucatan by Betsy Bowman

A Mondragon-type cooperative of Mayan peasants which makes corn tortillas.

Working on the Good Life at Twin Oaks Community by a Twin Oaks member

How labor is managed at this long-time American cooperative community

Tim Huet on Mondragon Tim Huet, director of The Center for Democratic Solutions, shares the full report of his visit to Mondragon.     The New Cooperativism in Cuba

William Waterman on his experiences visiting Cuba cooperatives.

The Worker Cooperative: A Vehicle for Economic Development

John Cline reporting on his survey of 407 Canadian and U.S. worker cooperatives.

Raising Capital for Co-ops by Guy Major

Describing his plan for Non-voting Value-added Residual Sharing Renewable Shares