Topic: Cooperatives

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Published June 2017

Explore the timeline below to view key moments in the history of rural electricity cooperatives in the U.S., and learn how electricity cooperatives are now paving the way for a renewable future in the country.

 

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Event Date: 09/20/2017 - 2:00pm

The Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI) and Cooperation Works are teaming up to bring you a webinar to help you assess and build your community’s cooperative ecosystem

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Event Date: 10/04/2017 (All day)

New Economy project announces their 2017 Workshop Series! Each workshop brings together organizers from community base-building groups across New York City to learn from and with each other. This year’s sessions focus on strategies for building a just economy rooted in democracy, community self-determination, sustainability, racial justice and equity. Each session will address new economy organizing in the context of heightened attacks on our communities.

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Published March 2017

We're living in a time of economic babble, where politicians and economists throw out words like "reform," "privatize," and "austerity" to prop up corrupt capitalist opportunists. So says our guest this week, economist Michael Hudson, author of J is for Junk Economics.

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Published September 2016

Socialism could have a future in America, our guests this week argue, if we just think about it differently. Joining us this week are Bhaskar Sunkara and Sarah Leonard, co-editors of of a new essay collection titled "The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century."

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Published January 2017

Under the Trump regime, we'll certainly have to be on the defense to protect the communities most likely to be attacked -- but we'll also have to build powerful, alternative models where POC, Muslim, undocumented, disabled, and queer folks have leadership.

 

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Published August 2016

In 1969 Shirley Sherrod co-founded a collective farm in Lee County, Georgia. At 6,000 acres, it was the largest tract of black-owned land in the United States. What happened to the New Communities land trust they planned? Let's just say they were way, way ahead of their time but their time just might be coming back

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Published April 2014

What role did economic cooperation play in the civil rights movement? As it turns out, a huge one. Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard co-founded the U.S. Federation of Worker Co-ops & helped that organization build lasting ties with prominent civil rights and cooperative organizations.

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Published April 2017

"Monopoly" may be a fun family night activity, but you may live in a place where you have little or no choice for Internet access.  According to FCC data, most families don't have a choice in Internet access providers, especially providers they like. Nevertheless, the biggest companies keep reporting increasing revenues every year. What's going on?

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Published March 2017

It seems counterintuitive that a conservative farming community in southeastern Iowa is home to some of the most expansive solar generation in the U.S. But that's exactly what's happening in the area served by Farmers Electric Cooperative, the rural utility whose enterprising leader, Warren McKenna, saw renewables as a gateway to economic vitality.

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