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Introspection Exorcises Racism: Taking the Cocoa Powder Out of the American Brownie

by Pamela Boyce Simms

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[Editor's note: we at GEO wish to extend our deepest condolences to the people of Ecuador who recently experienced a devastating earthquake that claimed the lives of hundreds of people.  The following article from our archives (originally published in 2004) recounts the beginnings of the Kallari Cooperative, a co-op composed of Kichwa farmers and artisans in the Ecuadorian Amazon.  From their start as a small handcraft cooperative, as detailed by Fernandes below, Kallari has grown into a successful bean-to-bar chocol

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This article originally appeared in The Progressive MagazineReprinted with permission.

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In this video Umi Selah, Co-Founder of the Florida Dream Defenders, discusses the development of that organization and the struggles they face.

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[Editor's note: this conversation with GEO members Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard and Michael Johnson, and progressive journalist Abby Scher was recorded on February 11th, 2016.]

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by Josh Davis

 

If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”

Author Craig Willse and organizer Imani Henry discuss housing, homelessness and the role of nonprofits in change-making (or not). Plus, an exclusive report from an upstate New York farm that's feeding people while fighting the school-to-prison pipeline. All that and Laura, inspired by Detroit's teachers, wonders when we’ll be ready for a grand national sick out.

 

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Margaret Bau: My name is Margaret Bau and today we are having a webinar in honor of Black History Month: The challenges and opportunities for cooperative development in African-American communities.

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[Author's note: In a recent panel discussion, Democracy Collaborative co-founder Gar Alperovitz called for dialogue and debate regarding the pros and cons of the Evergreen model. It's my hope that this blog series will catalyze just such a discussion.  As most all the coverage of Evergreen so far has focused on the model's benefits, I focus here exclusively on what I see as a major drawback.  If something I have to say strikes you as offensive or wrong-headed, please respond in the comments.]

The commons offers a framework and a process for effectively and equitably stewarding the resources communities need to live in dignity. If we have a collective right to a resource, we should be able to participate in decisions about that resource’s use.
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[Editor's note: This article introduces an exciting new development at GEO — "Movement Pages". These are resource pages devoted to movements related to our own, that will be curated by activists from those areas. We hope that this will help stimulate cross-pollination of ideas and practices between our groups, and help to "de-silo" people who are working on different, but related, issues.

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This video was recorded during the fall of 2015 at a grantee gathering held by the Fund for Democratic Communities (F4DC) in Greensboro NC.

The theme of the gathering was Big Ideas That Guide Our Work. This video is Ed Whitfield, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Director of F4DC, introducing the gathering and talking on "The Power of Ideas and the Idea of Power."

 

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This is the second in a series of videos recorded during the fall of 2015 at a grantee gathering held by the Fund for Democratic Communities (F4DC) in Greensboro NC.

The theme of the gathering was Big Ideas That Guide Our Work. In this video Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Member of Grassroots Economic Organizing Collective and author of Collective Courage, talks about how she came to understand the key role economic justice plays in broader social justice movements and communities.

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[Editor's note: this article first appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Washington History (volume 26, number 2), and is reprinted here with permission.]

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After our article Crowdfunding Worker Co-ops: 15 Examples came out, Anton from dna merch in Berlin, Germany contacted us via email about their current crowdfunding campaign to "support workers in Croatia and South Asia with limited band t-shirts".  Supporters purchase t-shirts from their favorite bands, a worker co-op makes the shirts, and a portion of the proceeds go to

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Panelists Ed Whitfield of the Fund for Democractic Communities, Emily Kawano of the US Solidarity Economy Network, Maya Schenwar of Truthout, and Gar Alperovitz of the Democracy Collaborative, discuss how people can come together to create a more just and sustainable economic system, a "next system."  The panel is moderated by Keane Bhatt of The

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On October 31, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan more than 500 community activists, students, friends, longtime community members and people from around the country came to memorialize Grace Lee Boggs. One by one stories were told from both young and old as to the influence that Grace has had in their lives.

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cross-posted from YES! Magazine

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