Prospective Cooperatives

[Medgar Evers statue outside the public library in Jackson. Thanks to photographer Trip Burns of the Jackson Free Press.] In developing Cooperation Jackson, we pay homage to our Movement's ancestors ...

[Medgar Evers statue outside the public library in Jackson. Thanks to photographer Trip Burns of the Jackson Free Press.] In developing Cooperation Jackson, we pay homage to our Movement's ancestors ...

The following is a list of cooperatives that Cooperation Jackson has envisioned and/or has been suggested by working people in Jackson:

  1. Waste Management Cooperative

  2. Recycling (Sorting) and Composting Cooperative

  3. Recycling (Processing and Manufacture) Cooperative

  4. Construction Worker/Skilled Labor Cooperative

  5. Day-Labor/Temp Worker Cooperative

  6. Solar Insulation/Green Retrofitting Cooperative

  7. Auto Repair Cooperative

  8. Urban Farming Cooperative

  9. Organic Food Bank

  10. Organic Food Processing Factory

  11. Food Service/Catering Cooperative

  12. Health Care Cooperative

  13. Child-Care Cooperative

  14. Birthwork/Reproductive Justice

  15. Housing Cooperative

  16. Hotel/Motel Cooperative

  17. Gas/Fueling Station Cooperative

  18. Industrial Laundry Cooperative

  19. Security services

  20. Arts and Cultural Production

... On whose broad shoulders we stand. [Fannie Lou Hamer statue in Ruleville, Sunflower County, Mississippi.]

... On whose broad shoulders we stand. [Fannie Lou Hamer statue in Ruleville, Sunflower County, Mississippi.]

Building a Federation or Network of associated cooperatives is going to take time, training, capacity building, and extensive resource generation and mobilization. Cooperation Jackson plans on developing these, and perhaps many other cooperatives not presently envisioned or listed, over the course of the next five to ten years. We have a very ambitious vision and plan and we aim to build it step by step to create the new economy our communities and our planet so desperately need.  

We are dedicated to fulfilling the vision of our late mayor of Jackson and lifelong revolutionary freedom fighter, Baba Chokwe Lumumba. Ibaiye!

We are dedicated to fulfilling the vision of our late mayor of Jackson and lifelong revolutionary freedom fighter, Baba Chokwe Lumumba. Ibaiye!