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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Kali Akuno: After Dallas

Jackson-based Kali Akuno of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement reflects on the Movement for Black Lives after Dallas and the prospects for transformation. Recorded in Buffalo, NY, at Common Bound 2016

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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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Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi

Edited By: Cooperation Jackson (Kali Akuno, Sacajawea Hall, brandon king) and Ajamu Nangwaya

There is a W.E.B. DuBois statement popular in radical political circles in the United States that asserts, “as the South goes so goes the nation.” This claim has much to do with the outsized role that the US South has played and continues to play in the ideology, economics and politics of the country. It is not a coincidence that the politics of mass resistance against racism and other forms of oppression in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s had its origins in the South with the emergence of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. 

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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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Black August 2016 Events and Happenings

Black August is a month of commemoration that honors the profound resistance and considerable suffering experienced by Afrikan people in the Western Hemisphere. 

This year, Cooperation Jackson will be celebrating by hosting Film Nights, along with a Community Clean-Up Day. Black August is a time to embrace the principles of unity, self-sacrifice, political education, physical training and resistance. Join us!

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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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