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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Left Forum 2016 - Cooperation Jackson: Countering the Confederate Assault & the Struggle for Economic Democracy in Jackson Mississippi with brandon king and Rukia Lumumba

Left Forum 2016
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Friday, April 1st is the launch of “Operation Jackson Rising”. Operation Jackson Rising is a grassroots effort to stop the Confederate Spring being ushered in by Governor Phil Bryant and the neo-confederate, Tea Party dominated state Republican Party. The Confederate Spring is an onslaught of reactionary legislation, being forced on Black, Indigenous, immigrant and working class communities in Mississippi and throughout the south. This assault is an effort to impose a neo-liberal social order that seeks to reestablish an open racial hierarchy, patriarchal dominance and hetero-normative hegemony.

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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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COmmonBound Conference Keynote Speakers

COmmonBound Conference Keynote Speakers

Cooperation Jackson's Co-Director Kali Akuno selected as one of the keynote speakers for CommonBound 2016.

Cooperation Jackson's very own Co-Founder and Co-Director, Kali Akuno has been selected as a keynote speaker for this year's convening taking place July 8-10 in Buffalo, NY.

CommonBound will bring together hundreds of leaders and organizations from across North America for an international conference on visionary strategies for achieving deep systemic change. Participants will share insights and stories, build relationships, highlight achievements, and chart a shared path toward a society that puts people and planet first. Participants will include a cross-section of community leaders, thinkers, and practitioners from around the world, including the New Economy Coalition’s 140-plus member organizations from throughout the US and Canada.

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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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A Night With Nzila AfroBeat Project.

Nzila Afrobeat Project is a musical group from Caracas, Venezuela. Nzila specializes in Afrobeat, Funk, Jazz, Acid Jazz and New Wave. Nzila Afrobeat Project is being sponsored by the Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in New Orleans as part of its People to People engagement programs focusing on the International Decade of People for African Descent. 

Please join Cooperation Jackson and the New Orleans Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for a night of fun, cultural exchange, and edutainment.

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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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