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

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Countering the Fabrication Divide

Kali Akuno and Gyasi Williams discuss the prospects, possibilities, and challenges of community production and the emerging "fabrication divide". The article further explores the effort to incorporate the Fab City concept into our Transition City vision.

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Kali Akuno on the Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination Amid Rise in White Supremacy→

Part 2 of a Democracy Now! conversation with Kali Akuno, the co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson, a network of worker cooperatives in Jackson, Mississippi. He is a longtime organizer with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. His new book is titled Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi. Part 1 can be viewed here.

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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 Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi

Finally, it's here! Get your copy now!

Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi is a chronicle of one of the most dynamic experiments in radical social transformation in the United States. The book documents the ongoing organizing and institution building of the political forces concentrated in Jackson, Mississippi dedicated to advancing the Jackson-Kush Plan.  

Jackson Rising documents the history of this movement, its contributions towards the radical transformation of the United States, and its political implications for social movements throughout the United States, the global South and the world. 

All proceeds from book sales support Cooperation Jackson's general fund. 


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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Join us Saturday, January 20th for a Human Rights Budgeting Assembly. Human Rights Budgeting is a method of direct democracy that enables residents of a municipality to directly decide how public funds are generated and allocated. Human Rights Budgeting, as a method of participatory budgeting, focuses on government accountability, equity and inclusion in public spending, and the promotion of fundamental economic and social rights.

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1 PM to 5 PM

M. W. Stringer Grand Lodge Masonic Temple, 1072 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson

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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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