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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Climate Justice -- The U.S. Left, and the Problem of the State

Featuring Kali Akuno     

As part of the Climate Convergence, REC helped host "The U.S. Left and the Problem of the State," a panel with Bhaskar Sunkara of Jacobin, journalist and author Christian Parenti, historian Frances Fox Piven, organizer Kali Akuno, and REC Executive Director Marcie Smith. The panel, which was held at 16 Beaver Street, discussed the role of the state in addressing the climate crisis.                   

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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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Community Wealth Building in Jackson, Mississippi

Strategic Considerations

March 2015

Cooperation Jackson in partnership with the Democracy Collaborative conducted over more than 40 in-person interviews with various community stakeholders and institutional leaders to discuss an anchor-linked Community Wealth Building strategy and explore potential opportunities in Jackson.

The Democracy Collaborative, an a nonprofit research and advisory group, compiled this report of strategic considerations for applying the model in Jackson, Mississippi.

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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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May 1st International Workers' Day

Friday, May 1st 2015

1:00pm  8:00pm
Mississippi State Capitol

Join the Moral Movement Mississippi and Cooperation Jackson on International Workers' Day, better known as "May Day", for an action at the Mississippi State Capitol in the promotion of the fundamental human rights of workers and against the destruction of our planet by imperialist aggression, capitalist exploitation, and climate change.

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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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