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

Sustainable Communities Initiative


The Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) will build an “Eco-village” in Jackson, composed of a Housing complex and a Cooperative Business Complex that will be situated on our Community Land Trust (CLT) and developed by our Community Development Corporation (CDC). The objective of SCI is to create dozens of living wage “green jobs” in Jackson and long-term affordable housing for the working peoples of the community that will defend them against displacement and gentrification.

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Opening night of People´s Summit on Climate Change at the Exposition Park of Lima. (Photo: Cumbre de los Pueblos frente al Cambio Climático)

Opening night of People´s Summit on Climate Change at the Exposition Park of Lima. (Photo: Cumbre de los Pueblos frente al Cambio Climático)

People's Summit in Lima Envisions Bottom-Up Movement for Global Climate Justice

by Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Social movements and civil societies from around the world are gathered in Lima, Peru this week with an ambitious goal: to "develop an alternative form of development, one that respects the limits and regenerative capacities of Mother Earth and tackles the structural causes of climate change."

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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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print by: Diego Bervejillo

Historic Human Rights City Resolution Passed in Jackson, MS to Create 1st Human Rights Charter and Commission in the South

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

The Jackson City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday, December 16th to create a Human Rights Charter and Commission that will support Jackson becoming the first Human Rights City in the historic South.


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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The Struggle for Economic Democracy: A US Social Forum People’s Movement Assembly

Fri, Jan 23rd - Sat, Jan 24th, 2015

Poverty and powerlessness for the overwhelming majority are steadily increasing throughout the United States. This immiseration is a product of widening income inequality and the increased concentration of wealth in the hands of a small minority, which is the direct result of the neo-liberal strategy pursued by transnational corporations and the barron’s of finance who lord over the capitalist world-system.

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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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