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In the late 1990s ICOM (the former worker cooperative federation) did a cluster analysis of location of worker coops and CDAs (cooperative development agencies) in the UK.  It was very clear that existing worker coops clustered around long standing CDAs. There were few where there had not been a CDA. With some odd exceptions eg Suma Wholefoods, the largest 70s worker coop, in Leeds and Halifax.  

Between 2016 and 2017, at least six media were recuperated by their workers after they were closed or abandoned by their owners: the local newspapers La Nueva Mañana, in Córdoba; El Ciudadano of Rosario; La Portada, of Esquel; and 

The Cuban government has opened its first wholesale basic foods market for private cooperatives, but at this time other self-employed workers will not have access, dpa news reported.

A 6 minute film about Uruguay's Mutual Aid Housing Cooperatives, with English subtitles

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Cooperation is at the heart of a new women-owned quilting business on the Pine Ridge Reservation through Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation. 

The Owíŋža Quilters Cooperative launched earlier this month and is the first social enterprise project of Thunder Valley CDC. Thunder Valley’s initiative aims to build community wealth through the development of new enterprises owned and run by local people.

A list of the 20 largest and oldest worker cooperatives in the United States.

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