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[Editor's note: The New Work New Culture Conference is being held this weekend (Oct.

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by Josh Davis

The links page of the wonderful Naked Capitalism site today, included this one from VoxEU:

The situation in Quebec has escalated since February from a student strike over planned tuition hikes — effectively shutting down universities — to a state of generalized insubordination
Some economists really get it and they are putting their names and reputations on the line
It's  time for higher education institutions to rethink their role in our economy and our society.
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Dr. Isabel Uribe 

Ever since I first learned about Mondragon cooperatives in Dr. Christina Clamp's graduate class at Southern New Hampshire University, I have been fascinated with what black people might do with the lessons from the Mondragon experience. 

 

Dr. Jon Altuna, Mondragon's chief innovator 

Ideas and the mentality, they promote areas indispensable for the progress of our cooperatives as are the buildings and machinery. 

--Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta in the book, Reflections·

One of the great treats at a national worker coop conference is to learn about the incredible stories that exist. It is easy, sitting in our cooperatives at home, to imagine a world where we are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Then we come to a conference and get our mind blown--not just once, or twice, but several times.

 There was so many rich quotes from the national worker cooperative conference that took place in Berkeley last weekend.  Many got lost in my unreadable handwriting.

Here are only a few that I was able to capture: 

 

hilary abell

"This isn't for everyone.  Co-ops are awesome."

--Hilary Abell, WAGES Executive Director.

 

patricia Feraud Toxic soil busters

David Roach is doing incredibly important work in Oakland with Mo' Better Food, schools, intergenerational learning, farmer's markets, and other things.  He was our incredible improvisational tour guide of Oakland.

Ever run across this:

Lets be professional.  Lets not take it personally.

Most likely you have.  Maybe you see it as one of your better practices.  I woke up this morning gagging on it.

Ever run across this:

Let’s be professional.  Let’s not take it personally.

Most likely you have.  Maybe you see it as one of your better practices.  I woke up this morning gagging on it.

Ever run across this:

Let’s be professional.  Let’s not take it personally.

Most likely you have.  Maybe you see it as one of your better practices.  I woke up this morning gagging on it.

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(Editor's note: This is the start of a new series by Erin Rice. Erin is a cooperative educator living in Louisiana. She will report on grassroots economic activities in the south, analyze conditions, and sometimes editorialize. Erin can be reached at 413-522-3319 or erinjrice@gmail.com. She is always looking for new tips and leads.)

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This issue of GEO, the theme of which is Education, is a double issue. Twice as many articles comprise it than we usually publish, and we hope it offers you twice as much value. 

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