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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Lessons from Lumumba and King about Progressive Change

Frank Fear, LA Progressive        

Frank Fear writes, "we learn a lot about progressive social change—issues, obstacles, and pathways—by reflecting on the experiences of notable, public figures...Not long ago I set about collecting my thoughts in writing about Lumumba’s robust character and myriad contributions." After reading The Death of a King by Tavis Smiley, which focuses on the final year in the life of MLK Jr., Fear reflected more on the challenges Progressives face and reframes Lumumba's contributions. 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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