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[Editor's note: In this interview with Laura Flanders, Brooklyn College professor of Political Science Immanel Ness discusses the history of worker occupations and take-overs, as well as where the movement for worker ownership and control is today.  Immanuel's new book, co-authored with Dario Azzellini, Ours to Master and to Own: Workers' Control from the Commune to the Present, is available for purchase from Haymarket Books.]

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[Editor's note: This article is excerpted from What Then Can I Do? 10 Ways to Democratize the Economy, which originally appeared on Gar Alperovitz's website. The full article is also available in PDF format here.]

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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

[Editor's note: These two presentations were part of Open Everything: A Collaborative Economy Convergence, held this September at Cloughjordan Ecovillage in Tipperary, Ireland.  Plunkett Foundation cheif executive Peter Couchman and John Restakis, author and former executive director of the BC Co-operative Association, discuss the growth--and the growing pains--of the cooperative economy.  More videos from Open

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[Editor's note: This article from the European Company and Financial Law Review looks at why cooperatives are formed, considers their advantages and disadvantages compared to other forms of governance, and sets out a legal research agenda for determining how changes "in the institutional environment, i.e.

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

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Here at GEO, we are continuing to grow and evolve in our coverage of the cooperative/solidarity economy movement. The latest addition to our informational arsenal comes in the form of GEO ebooks.

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Marina Sitrin and Dario Azellini, authors of the book They Can't Represent Us, discuss the roots of revolt in Latin America, Greece, and the US, and the change from a politics of representation to a politics of cooperation.  GRITtv's Laura Flanders conducts the interview.

 

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[Editor's note: This paper by Luenens, Sanudo and Schweigert appears in the forthcoming electronic release of The Cooperatives’ Power of Innovation: Selected Texts from the International Call for Papers, produced by the International Summit of Cooperatives.  In it, the

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Gar Alperovitz  writes extensively about deep economic changes slowly taking place across the country, region by region.

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A District of Columbia former treasurer, who was an economic empowerment and cultural leader working to fund and inspire cooperative and community development, was found dead on September 20th after being missing for a week.

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[Editor's note:This is part three of Jim Johnson's interview with Ben Sandel of the CDS Consulting Co-op.  In this section, Ben discusses the recent explosive growth of food co-ops, cooperative responses to increased competition in the organic food market, and possible ways to expand food co-operatives beyond middle-class neighborhoods.  Parts one and two can be found here and

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The recent article in GEO’s newsletter about corporate cooperatives raised some interesting questions about the nature of cooperatives. It might be useful to briefly consider the distinctions between the cooperative structure, cooperative principles, and political agendas.

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Can people with different roles in an enterprise—such as producers, workers and consumers—all form a cooperative? This workshop discusses important considerations and strategies to avoid what some argue are inevitable conflicts. The workshop was led by attorney Jenny Kassan and Spiral Foods Cooperative member Tucker Hemquist and took place at the 2014 California Cooperatives Conference.

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On June 21, 2014, the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives (NYC NOWC) hosted the first annual NYC Conference on Worker Cooperatives (videos of most of the conference sessions are posted here.) Two hundred people gathered at the CUNY Law School in Queens.

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