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Four NYC Council members, each with $1 Million, will let public decide how it's spent
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Bringing the stories of local economic innovators to life through 7 short films
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US Steelworkers pass resolution endorsing its unionized, worker-owned cooperative development activities
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IPS Washington correspondent Kanya D'Almeida spoke with Brian Van Slyke, founder of the Toolbox for Education and Social Action (TESA)
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I was trusting in two things. First, that there was enough cooperative drive among developers to overcome whatever fears, conflicts, and challenges that could (and hopefully would) arise. Second, the power of listening could successfully drive the development of the project from start to finish.
The unpalatable fact is that we, the ardent left, count for less and less in the public's thinking about how to live together... You become creditable when others take you seriously even though they may not agree with you. To be taken seriously, you need to know when to keep silent and how to listen well; you are then extending respect and recognition to others.
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John Duda, of Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, a worker-owned and operated business in Baltimore, writes in the spring issue of Indypendent Reader about the process of building a just and sustainable economy by examining a local worker dog-walking cooperative called Just Walk, Cleveland's Evergreen Cooperatives, and the Sojourner-Douglass College plan to rebuild a neglected part of Baltimore called Oldtown with a community wealth strategy that will include cooperatives. 

Read Duda's article here

Those who have done it talking about how
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The New America Foundation (NAF) has made a large size policy proposal for basic economic development in the US.  To these untrained eyes and ears it would seem that it is offering a public home for building on and expanding our cooperative economy here in the states.   So I am passing it on to the more knowledgeable for assessment and action.

Permanent link to this article: http://geo.coop/node/584

By Christina Clamp, GEO collective member

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

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Suggests a creative way to sell your business
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The real economy is people.
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The Mayor of Richmond, California, Gayle McLaughlin, recently held a public presentation why she believes Mondragon should serve as a guiding example for how economic development should proceed in her city.
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