cooperative commonwealth

GEO is happy to announce that we will once again be offering our Advancing the Development of Worker Cooperatives one-day mini-conference in conjunction with the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy.  This presession will be held on Friday, June 9th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  The day will be broken into two sessions.  Cost are $55 for one of the sessions, or $90 for the full day (lunch is included for

Regions: 
Visions & Models: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 
Economic Sectors: 

In this episode, Cadwell Turnbull talks with Tim Huet, a co-founder of the Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives, about the association's founding and how cooperative work has affected his life and relationships. They discuss the large role cooperatives have played in the love story between Tim and his wife, Kirsten Marshall, and how cooperatives can inspire people to hope for a better society.

Regions: 
Institutions & Structures: 
Visions & Models: 
Movements & Struggles: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 

[Editor's note: The tri-lingual press release is embedded at the bottom of the page.]

GEO is happy to announce that the Cooperative Educators Network website is up and running! We’ve been working on this for quite awhile now and we thought it would be nice to share some of the project history and vision with our readers.

Institutions & Structures: 
Visions & Models: 
Movements & Struggles: 
Economic Sectors: 

[Editor's note: The participants in this conversation are all users of Social.Coop, a cooperatively managed social network. To join Social.Coop, click here. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties during the recording session we lost a few minutes of Michaela's talk as well as a question from Emi. Our content manager promises to do better next time.

Institutions & Structures: 
Visions & Models: 
Movements & Struggles: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 

cross-posted from Shareable

Regions: 
Visions & Models: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 
Economic Sectors: 

In Brussels I interviewed Antoine Struelens, co-founder of the worker cooperative Molenbike. Molenbike has the ambitions to start a platform coop and build an alternative to the commercial local food delivery platforms.

 

Regions: 
Institutions & Structures: 
Visions & Models: 
Movements & Struggles: 
Economic Sectors: 

Left Forum panel - June 2, 2018, New York City.

Since 2007, the Workers' Economy Network has brought together some 800 recuperated and self-managed enterprises, cooperatives, social economy organizations, trade unions, and researchers committed to self-management practices and to a new workers' economy.

Institutions & Structures: 
Movements & Struggles: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 

[Author’s note: It can often appear that new organizations spring out of thin air, but movements and groups are built through the hard work of dedicated volunteers. SolidarityNYC’s work in the research, development, and organizing for a solidarity economy movement in New York City is largely unknown, undocumented, ignored, and misunderstood.

Regions: 
Visions & Models: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 

cross-posted from the P2P Foundation

This is a story about people who build their own machines. It’s a story about people who, due to necessity and/or conscious choice, do not buy commercial equipment to work their lands or animals, but who invent, create and adapt machines to their specific needs: for harvesting legumes, for hammering poles, for hitching tools onto tractors.

Institutions & Structures: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 
Upstream podcast talks with Mondragon worker-owners and Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson
Visions & Models: 
Movements & Struggles: 
A history of cooperative and union efforts in California. Keywords: Worker Cooperative, Worker Co-op, Co-op, Cooperative, California, Unions, Food Conspiracy
Regions: 

Regions: 
Institutions & Structures: 
Visions & Models: 
Economic Sectors: 

Institutions & Structures: 
Visions & Models: 
Movements & Struggles: 
Practices, Tools & Strategies: 
Economic Sectors: 

On February 4, 2018 Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson spoke on the challenges and opportunities facing Black communities struggling for self-determination in Jackson, MS and beyond.

Regions: 
Movements & Struggles: 

[full screen]

Part two will be posted 1/19/18

 

Go to the GEO front page

Institutions & Structures: 
Movements & Struggles: 

Presenters:

Institutions & Structures: 
Economic Sectors: 

Panelists:

Rita Haynes - CEO Emeritus, Faith Community United Credit Union

John D. Honson - Retired President & CEO, CHS, Inc.

Regions: 
Institutions & Structures: 
Visions & Models: 
Movements & Struggles: 

[Editor's note: this article was originally published in GEO Newsletter vol. 2, Issue 8, in 2011.

Regions: 
Visions & Models: 
Movements & Struggles: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - cooperative commonwealth