Latin America

GEO is pleased to announce that we're working with the Level Translation (a project of the Intepreters' Cooperative of Madison) to release a new series of ebooks.

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[Editor's Note: later this month, GEO and Level Translation will release an English edition of the most recent report on Argentina's recovered businesses (of which there were 311 in 2013, employing over 13,400 people).  The inspiring successes of the recovered business co-ops in Argentina--their failure rate so far has been less than 5%--no doubt has much to teach us, in the North, about how to successfully transition from capitalist to worker control.]

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[Editor's note: This piece originally appeared in the Colombia Support Network’s fall 2014 newsletter.]

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by Josh Davis

 

cross-posted from venezuelanalysis.com

Solidarity, cooperation, and community empowerment are socialist values promoted by the Bolivarian Revolution in contrast to the individualism and selfishness promoted by the corporate-owned mass media. Cooperatives are quietly transforming people's values in Venezuela, and the rest of the world, though they have been mostly ignored by the mass media and by many political leaders, too.

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[Editor's Note: This paper explores the concept of a Partner State  in relation to the social knowledge economy and the concept of the Good Life (Buen Vivir) as the basis for the National Plan for Good

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My name is Atahualpa. I am the director of "Grutas de Tolantongo".

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Following the first four encuentros internacionales (international gatherings) of the “Workers’ Economy,” held in Argentina, Mexico and Brazil, from 2007 to 2013, and after the first Regional Gathering of Europe and the Mediterranean, in Marseille, France in January 2014, it is now proposed to conduct Regional Gatherings in every even-numbered year and Interna

Located in downtown Buenos Aires, self-managed workers in Hotel BAUEN are appealing for international support as they confront the threat of eviction. Hotel BAUEN is one of over 200 worker-recuperated enterprises (empresa recuperada por sus trabajadores) operating under worker control.

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a struggle for participatory budgeting in the largely agrarian municipality of Torres (population 197,000) in the central-western Venezuelan state of Lara
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GEO folks organized demonstration and Teach-in/Speak-out in Mexico.

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A joint Declaration on the socio-economic future of our communities and on public policy concerning co-operatives
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Conversations with members from several worker co-ops in Venezuela
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The Salinas reality helps us to pose the big questions we need to pose if we are preoccupied with processes of radical social transformation.

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By Traci Kuratomi, current Fulbright Fellow in Argentina

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By Len Krimerman, Willimantic Inter-Cooperative Zone (WICZ)

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Analyzing & Debating a New Economy from the Perspective of Workers & Self-management

Mexico City, June 9-11, 2011

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35% growth since 2005, study claims
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