Building a solidarity economy in Jackson, Mississippi, anchored by a network of cooperatives and other worker-owned, democratically self-managed enterprises.



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Cooperation Jackson members outside of EPA Region 4 headquarters on Delivering The our power Campaign's Clean Power Plan on the national day of action

Cooperation Jackson members outside of EPA Region 4 headquarters on Delivering The our power Campaign's Clean Power Plan on the national day of action

'Nothing About Us Without Us': As Clean Power Plans Rolls Out, Climate Activists Rally

Published on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by Common Dreams written by Nadia Prupis, staff writer

"Climate Justice Alliance organizes actions in 10 cities to call attention to community-based solutions to clean energy future."

Cooperation Jackson took the lead for the Southeast Region at the EPA region 4 headquarters.

Read the article and  Check out the photos.

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Mission & Purpose

The broad mission of Cooperation Jackson is to advance the development of economic democracy in Jackson, Mississippi, by building a solidarity economy anchored by a network of cooperatives and other types of worker owned and democratically self-managed enterprises.

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Announcements

United Nations Experts on People of African Descent - Mississippi Mission

The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent visited Jackson along with four other cities including Baltimore and Chicago. Cooperation Jackson and the Jackson Human Rights Institute hosted a full day hearing on January 23rd. The purpose of the visit was to gather as much evidence about the current state and conditions of people of African descent in the United States. There findings will be reported directly to the United Nations Human Rights Council as a written report. Activist can use this report to pressure the United States government to respect, protect, and fulfill its human rights obligations to people of African descent living within the United States. Read the press release of their conclusion after the official visit to United States.

Jackson Human Rights Institute Page

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Our Story

Cooperation Jackson is the realization of a vision decades in the making. Our roots lay deep within the struggle for democratic rights, economic justice, and self-determination, particularly for Afrikan people in the Deep South, and for dignity and equality for all workers.

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Events

Cooperation Jackson Members in Paris at the Redlines Action demanding Climate Justice

A Just Transition for Jackson: COP21 Report Back

Lumumba Center 393 W. Capitol St.

February 10th, 2016 | 6pm - 9pm

Join members of Cooperation Jackson's "Freedom Road from Jackson to Paris" contingent for a report back on their trip to Paris, France for the global climate justice protest during the COP21, United Nations climate change negotiations. Come hear about their experiences, reflections, discuss the importance of the international climate change agreement and our efforts to construct a "new" sustainable Jackson through our developing Jackson Just Transition Plan

Suggested $5 donation to support delegation expenses.

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Our Principles

Cooperation Jackson has 13 Core Principles, which were crafted by adapting aspects from the basic principles of the Mondragón Cooperative Corporation in the Basque country of Spain, and the International Cooperative Alliance’s cooperative identity, values and principles. 

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