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GEO is happy to announce that we will once again be offering our Advancing the Development of Worker Cooperatives one-day mini-conference in conjunction with the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy.  This presession will be held on Friday, June 9th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  The day will be broken into two sessions.  Cost are $55 for one of the sessions, or $90 for the full day (lunch is included for

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The Co-op Academy is a holistic cooperative entrepreneurship training and mentorship program with an emphasis on creating sustainable, member-owned businesses.

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We have to transform our cities! Over 50% of the world's population lives in urban areas, and it's only increasing. Models for sustainable, equitable, urban community must be developed.

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I am sending a link to a TED talk. Unusal for me. This one is really unusual. If you watch the first two minutes or so, you will probably have to watch the whole thing.

It's about the core of democracy and our cooperative/solidarity movements far more than any scaling up efforts could possibly be. Everything we do needs to burn gently and fiercely with this, and that includes changing ourselves.

 

Excerpted from the Winter 2018 edition of Communities, “The Culture of Intentional Community”—full issue available for download (by voluntary donation) here.

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[Editor's Note: Co-operatives First has been putting out a great series of short videos featuring the co-ops of Western Canada. As they are each only 2-3 minutes long (and they are not getting nearly the views they deserve on Youtube) we've put the six that have been posted so far all together here. Be sure to check out the Co-operatives First channel for more videos, including some outtakes from the series.]

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Longtime cooperative accountant Bruce Mayer reviews the basics of worker co-op taxation, and then goes into the ways that the new tax law might change how worker co-ops make financial decisions and operate their co-ops.

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Student housing co-operatives offer something far beyond the usual college experience.

Members learn about community and how to show up in today’s world as responsible citizens. This is the University of Life!

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cross-posted from Communities Magazine

The Fall 2018 edition of Communities, focused on “Networking Communities,” is now available by donation for digital download.

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Professor Wolff interviews Troy Walcott, a Spectrum Cable technician on strike in New York City. Walcott details the grievances of workers and customers and makes the case that a multi-stakeholder cooperative would provide better service and better jobs, without the profit-driven middlemen. 

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Food — from where it grows, to where it goes, all of it matters to our bodies and our communities. We begin October with a conversation about how farmers are creating equitable food systems inside cities, from urban agriculture to worker-owned cooperatives.

 

Watch more at The Laura Flanders Show

 

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In this episode, Cadwell Turnbull talks with Tim Huet, a co-founder of the Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives, about the association's founding and how cooperative work has affected his life and relationships. They discuss the large role cooperatives have played in the love story between Tim and his wife, Kirsten Marshall, and how cooperatives can inspire people to hope for a better society.

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This report examines the challenges and opportunities of worker cooperatives in the Chicagoland region. The paper discusses the need for worker cooperative development in Chicago, the current barriers cooperatives face to operating, and potential suggestions for local policy aimed at creating policies which would enable worker cooperatives to thrive.

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[Editor's note: The tri-lingual press release is embedded at the bottom of the page.]

GEO is happy to announce that the Cooperative Educators Network website is up and running! We’ve been working on this for quite awhile now and we thought it would be nice to share some of the project history and vision with our readers.

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