GEO 13 (II)

Just the other day when 35 people from my community gathered to start a local Transition Town initiative, I thought about Frank Lindenfeld. I wished he were here to enjoy all the fruits of the decades of faithful energy he put into organizing economic democracy locally and globally. He would be right in the middle of the Occupy work fighting against corporate empire, and all of its injustices and inequalities. He would be with the folks walking to Pittsburgh to encourage PNC bank to stop investing in mountaintop coal removal.

The first time that I met Frank Lindenfeld in person, he astounded me.  We were meeting at a member’s home in upstate New York.  Frank and I had been on GEO conference calls, but that meeting in 2002 or 2003 was our first face-to-face.  Frank sat next to me and turned his full attention on me.  He was genuinely interested in who I was as a person.  I don’t even remember the questions he asked me –- probably some of the usual questions one asks when you meet someone for the first time, but I left from my encounter with him feeling a gentleness and loving

Memory moves us as surely into the realm of what shall be as it moves us back to what has been: by extracting what is indeterminately lasting from the latter, it allows the former to come to us. --Edward S. Casey1


Monica Frölander-Ulf

It was on October 17th 1979 that I first met Frank Lindenfeld at the Association for Humanist Sociology meetings in Johnstown, Pa.  Frank was one of the presenters in the panel moderated by me.  As I remember the occasion, the main focus of our discussion was alternative economic develop

Presidential Address, November 1996 [1]

Reflexive Statement

This paper reflects my long-standing interest in worker co-ops' workplace democracy, and societal alternatives to corporate capitalism and state socialism. Cooperatively organized economies, in my opinion, provide a social framework which promotes humanistic values including empowerment, equality, social justice, and genuine democracy.

Why Do Some Worker Co-ops Succeed While Others Fail?
The Role of Internal and External Social Factors.

Frank Lindenfeld and Pamela Wynn, Bloomsburg University, PA

The following was published as a prolog to the first issue of Changing Work, a print magazine predecessor to the GEO Newsletter.



WELCOME to Changing Work! But – a fair question – why yet another magazine? How will Changing Work be different?

Frank Lindenfeld & Len Krimerman

GEO: How did you first get to know Frank?

Frank Lindenfeld

It was 1934 when Frank entered the world in Vienna, Austria, an especially dangerous year for Jewish babies and their families in that city, which fast was becoming a willing part of the Third Reich.


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