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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American Nightmare: Black Labor and Black Liberation

Help kickstart the production of this pathbreaking documentary series. In seven parts, this series will explore the roots of anti-Black racism and white supremacy in the United States. 

The series explores ways Black communities can defend themselves against the deeply ingrained structures of racism. How can they build collective resistance and unite with people of all races, nationalities and ethnicities to root out racism, white supremacy and dismantle the economic and social structures that make them necessary?

Your support now will enable us to complete our pre-production work and move into full production.

It is co-produced byDeep Dish TV and Cooperation Jackson and directed by Kali Akuno.

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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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Léo Xavier from the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (Movimento de Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra do Brasil, or MST)

Grassroots Exchange with MST Brazil

We are very fortunate to have Léo Xavier from the Movement of Landless Rural Workers (Movimento de Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra do Brasil, or MST) engage in this transnational grassroots exchange. Over the upcoming months, we will be sharing and learning from one another's experiences with cooperative economic development, agroecological production, agrarian land reform, along with assisting with his English language proficiency, and increasing our understanding of the context of their work in Brazil.

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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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Last year, Cooperation Jackson joined more than 400,000 people who marched in the streets of New York City to demand action on climate change.

The People’s Climate Movement Film Festival

Lumumba Center                       939 Capitol St., Jackson MS

October 16th &  17th, 2015          

Join us for a two day film festival featuring informative films on climate change and the movements to protect our planet and our future.

Featured films include: “A Fierce Green Fire” and “10 Years After Katrina: Resilience, Recovery, and Reality”.

This film festival is a fundraiser for Cooperation Jackson’s “Freedom Road” delegation to Paris, France for the COP21 Climate Negotiations and Global Convergence for Climate Justice. Read more festival details


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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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