Tell us about Victory Gardens. How did it get started and how does it work?

Brussels, 6 June 2018 – CICOPA, the international organisation of industrial and service cooperatives, has published today a new “Global Study on Youth Cooperative Entrepreneurship”, as part of its campaign “We own it! The future of work is ours”.

This week AND next week, we are spending the hour with Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard and Evie Zavidow.

Activism has lived primarily in the middle and upper-middle classes. That class-based insularity is preventing us from building the power of working people. From radical subcultural circles to non-profit organisations to the Democratic party, the leadership of the broad left over the past 40 years has become concentrated in the top 20 per cent of US society.

In permaculture terms the economy sometimes feels like a segregated monoculture planted with terminator seeds, sprayed with patented pesticides on venture capital backed farms designed to maximise profits in an unsustainable market place full of thieves and cheats. No wonder people prefer to potter in their gardens and allotments - and try to forget the craziness of corporate capitalism!

Walk into the Rusty Spoke and you'll find organized chaos. Used tires hang from a side wall, tubes pile on the floor and rims dangle from the ceiling, catching light from a half-open garage door. People crowd a work station, tinkering with parts and tools alongside bins filled with brake components.

Co-op leaders, affiliate staff, and ROC USA President Paul Bradley lay out how and why ROC USA does what it does through the lens of four resident-owned communities.

PeerTube is a practical answer to all video-tubes that centralize our data and attention. With it, videos can be hosted by the people, with the people, for the people.

PeerTube is a software anyone can install on a server, to get a data-friendly video-hosting platform, called a PeerTube Instance. PeerTube combines:

A Yard and a Half Landscaping employees bought the business from a retiring founder. Now it’s a thriving worker cooperative in Boston.

Harvest needs your help! Do you believe in the power of a community-ownership; of local, natural and organic food; of the cooperative model? Harvest Co-op Markets, Greater Boston’s largest consumer owned grocery store, is looking to hire a membership organizer to coordinate two major campaigns this summer.

A staple of the Athens community, Casa serves as an example of how worker-owned businesses can operate smoothly.

 

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