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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Our Power to End Climate Change - Cooperation Jackson at the Peoples Climate March

With UN Climate Summit Opening, Marchers Rallied Around the World

Thousands marched in New York and in hundreds of other cities.

Elizabeth ShogrenNational Geographic

NEW YORKTwo days before a United Nations summit on climate change, thousands of people marched in cities around the world Sunday to urge their leaders to act boldly to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving the changes. 

The "People's Climate March" took over much of Manhattan for several hours Sunday as more than 120 heads of state began gathering in New York City for the Tuesday summit, convened by UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon. Read Article 

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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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Support the Sustainable Communities Initiative

Cooperation Jackson is seeking your support in the launching one of our first major initiatives: Our Sustainable Communities Initiative, which entails establishing a Community Land Trust (CLT), Housing Cooperative, and Community Development Corporation (CDC).

Over the course of the next two years we intend on establishing this network of interlocking and interdependent institutions that will help stabilize rents... 

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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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Climate Change and Cooperative Economies

Join us in New York City for a fun filled mixer and forum to learn how the work towards cooperative economics connects with the fight for racial and climate justice.

Cooperation Jackson members will be in New York City to participate in the historic People's Climate March.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm         Location: Community Church of New York: 40 East 35th St. NY, NY 10016

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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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