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Cliff Martin and Len Krimerman discuss ways the cooperative movement can better engage youth, and how the Young People's Action Coalition is fostering the next generation of cooperative and social justice leadership. Also discussed is solidarity economy organizing in rural contexts and responses to the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential elections on the US solidarity economy movement.
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Putting the Grocery Back in the Grocery Store: The Story of the Clifton Market from Greg Olsen on Vimeo.

 

A short video documenting the origin and inception of the Clifton Market, a food cooperative in Cincinnati, Ohio.
 

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[Editor's note: below is an article from our archives, originally published in 2003 in GEO Newsletter #58, "Workplace Democracy in the US".  While it appears that Blue Moon Bakery and Café is no longer in operation, Community Builders Cooperative is still a going concern in Somerville, MA.]

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cross-posted from Resilience

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Radical Routes, a network of co-operatives working for social change are looking to raise £15k for a women‘s worker co-operative bakery in Kobane a city rended apart by the long civil war in Syria, but now being run under democratic principles as an autonomous region.
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Food sovereignty and not merely security, land ownership not tenancy, and thriving not just surviving are the goals of an Earthcare Coalition mobilizing around the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent.

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The following is the sixth installment in Food First's Dismantling Racism in the Food System series, and is from 2017’s forthcoming book Land Justice: Re-imagining Land, Food, and the Commons.

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[Editor's note: below are two short videos that profile rural cooperative enterprises in Latin America: a dairy cooperative in Ecuador and a weaving cooperative in Chiapas, Mexico.]

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[Editor's note: The following is the latest backgrounder from Food First's Dismantling Racism in the Food System series. It is excerpted from a section on Black Agrarianism included in 2017’s forthcoming book Land Justice: Re-imagining Land, Food, and the Commons. GEO thanks the authors and Food First for allowing us to share their work.]

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cross-posted from YES! Magazine

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This Kickstarter funded documentary begins with the following sobering statistics: In New York State a farm is lost every 3.5 days. 215,000 acres of farmland lie idle. Noticing the alarming rate in which local farms were being be sold off, in 2012 documentary filmmaker Sarah Teale (HBO’s The Weight of the Nation) formed a cooperative of grass-fed beef farmers called the Adirondack Grazers. Grazers follows the Co-Op’s first two years.

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cross-posted from YES! Magazine

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The Arizmendi Association is a federation of worker owned co-ops in the Bay area (CA). It is building a network of businesses to create an economy based on solidarity and cooperation.

L'Association Arizmendi est une fédération de coopératives de travailleurs dans le Baie de San Francisco (CA). Elle s'efforce de développer une économie locale basée sur la solidarité et la coopération.

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Author Craig Willse and organizer Imani Henry discuss housing, homelessness and the role of nonprofits in change-making (or not). Plus, an exclusive report from an upstate New York farm that's feeding people while fighting the school-to-prison pipeline. All that and Laura, inspired by Detroit's teachers, wonders when we’ll be ready for a grand national sick out.

 

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Margaret Bau: My name is Margaret Bau and today we are having a webinar in honor of Black History Month: The challenges and opportunities for cooperative development in African-American communities.

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