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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Can worker cooperatives alleviate income inequality?
By Sara Jaffe January 13, 2015 5:00AM ET
When Henry Lezama joined Roca Mia Construction, his new colleagues were still in the process of deciding what kind of business, exactly, it would be. On New York’s Rockaway peninsula after Hurricane Sandy washed through, there was plenty of work to do. Entire homes had been destroyed; basements and ground floors needed to be gutted and rebuilt. Would the workers do demolition, landscaping or cleanup? The one thing they were sure of was that Roca Mia would be a cooperative...
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.
Historic Human Rights City Resolution Passed in Jackson, MS to Create 1st Human Rights Charter and Commission in the South
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
The Jackson City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday, December 16th to create a Human Rights Charter and Commission that will support Jackson becoming the first Human Rights City in the historic South.
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.
The Struggle for Economic Democracy: A US Social Forum People’s Movement Assembly
Fri, Jan 23rd - Sat, Jan 24th, 2015
Poverty and powerlessness for the overwhelming majority are steadily increasing throughout the United States. This immiseration is a product of widening income inequality and the increased concentration of wealth in the hands of a small minority, which is the direct result of the neo-liberal strategy pursued by transnational corporations and the barron’s of finance who lord over the capitalist world-system.
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.