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Friday October 14, 2011, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! keynoted the first CICOPA North America Worker Co-op conference in Quebec. Goodman addressed an audience of over 150, including many representatives from worker cooperatives across Canada and the United States.  She told us: "We need a media that covers the movements that create static, and history, like yours." While her main message was about the importance of independent media, she also commented that, "As the Occupy Wall Street movement looks for solutions -  this is what all of you are about!"
Last night, CICOPA North America was formed in Quebec at the first ever North American Worker Cooperative Conference!

Also at the opening of the conference last night, it was announced that US Federation of Worker Cooperatives President Rebecca Kemble (member of Union Cab of Madison Cooperative) has been named President of CICOPA North America! In serving as president, Rebecca also fills the positions of Vice President of CICOPA of the Americas, and member of the Executive Committee of CICOPA.

on the disconnect between #ows and liberal class

Top Pick

Why the Elites Are in Trouble
by: Chris Hedges, Truthdig
http://www.truth-out.org/why-elites-are-trouble/1318252392
Monday 10 October 2011

Michael: excellent article telling what life in #OWS is like

 

Interesting Commentaries

Our task is both to experience and to conceive the concrete, that is to say, reality in its fullness and wholeness.
--R D Laing, Politics of Experience

Local Reports, Interesting Commentaries, Worth Noting
We do not need theories so much as the experience that is the source of the theory.
  --R D Laing, The Politics of Experience
from an Adbuster editor, a radical anthropologist/one of the inititial organizers, and a savvy movement/internet writer
Baltimore's rich cooperative heritage dates back a couple hundred years to a shoemakers union that opened its own factory in 1794, according to John Curl, cooperative historian and author of For All The People:  Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America.

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