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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Summer of Our Power: Southern PMA for a Just Transition

Summer of Our Power: Southern PMA for a Just Transition

Cooperation Jackson is gearing up for the Summer of Our Power: Southern Peoples Movement Assembly for a Just Transition in Jackson Mississippi. It's right around the corner and we want to make sure you have all of the information you need in order to participate in this historic process!

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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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Summer of Our Power People's Movement Assembly: Climate Justice Alliance and US Social Forum Assembly

June 26th-28th, 2015
Lumumba Center

Cooperation Jackson invites the people of Jackson, the state of Mississippi, and the Southern region to join us for the Summer of Our Power People’s Movement Assembly. We will focus on how to broaden and expand the southern movement for climate justice and a just transition. Space for this Assembly is limited.

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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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