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Today’s show looks at the emerging movement as well as the history of food cooperatives. 

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The Cooperatives Unit of the International Labour Organization is looking for a consultant to prepare a report on good practices in combatting unlawful labour intermediation practices by pseudo-worker cooperatives in different countries and sectors across the globe. For details please see the call for proposal below.

The deadline for submission of application is 5 November 2018.

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Foremost Farms USA and Arla Foods, a European dairy cooperative, are in advanced discussions about forming a strategic partnership. Representatives recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding formalizing the possibility of future partnership.

Hugo Cabrera enjoys teaching printing skills to young people coming out of prison, because he has been on the wrong side of the law himself.

In 1992, he and fellow workers at the Grafica Campichuelo print works occupied the site, in protest at its closure by the government and in defiance of an expulsion order from the police.

We all want to communicate in a direct, clear way. That can become difficult when we’re feeling verbally bullied.

Bullying can come in the form of aggressive questions at a meeting, when sitting around the table at a family gathering, or dealing with a co-worker on the job. These queries or remarks can catch us off-guard and make us feel defensive. Too often we lash out at the bully, or we withdraw. Either response is likely to feel upsetting.

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