Michael D. Yates, economist, labor educator, and associate editor of the socialist magazine Monthly Review, discusses his new book, Can the Working Class Change the World?, on WRFG Labor Forum on March 11, 2019. In this interview Yates discusses aspects of our vision and our efforts to build worker cooperatives as instruments of working class power and self-organization.Read More
Jacobin Magazine interviews Cooperation Jackson leader Kali Akuno on the Green New Deal, the need for mass civil disobedience, and the necessity of building an internationalist movement for eco-socialism.
Check out this dialogue with economist Richard Wolff and our own Kali Akuno, recorded on Monday, December 3rd, 2018.
"Look, nobody's coming to save us. What can we do ourselves with the resources and the skills that we have to transform our own situation? ... We do see ourselves as on a project of trying to build socialism from the bottom up, and worker coops being a vehicle to do that based upon their democratic nature..."
This interview was released on Economic Update, which is a project of Democracy @ Work, on Tuesday, December 18, 2018Read More
This article is a summation of the advances and challenges we have encountered in our work over the last year and half, with a particular emphasis on developments in 2018. It focuses on what we learned from these developments and how we are applying these learnings to strengthen our practice and advance our work in 2019 and beyond.Read More
In These Times spoke with Kali Akuno, director of the CJA-affiliated Cooperation Jackson, a Mississippi-based group that aims to build a “solidarity economy” that is “anchored by a network of cooperatives and worker-owned, democratically self-managed enterprises.” According to Akuno, movements must defend the best components of the GND, while challenging–and offering alternatives to–the capitalist logic embedded in some of its proposals. “While this is still in the drafting phase,” he argues, “let’s get it as near perfect as we possibly can.”
"Can the Working Class Change the World?", is the latest work by leftist author, Michael D. Yates. Yates is known by many for his bestselling work "Why Unions Matter". "Can the Working Class Change the World?" is published by Monthly Review Press and was released in the fall of 2018.
Mr. Yates gracoiusly discusses our work and vision as models of what members of the working class can do to to transform their lives and the world around him. We are humbled by the inclusion and doing everything within our power to be worthy of the includion. Check out this review of the book by Ian Angus, published in the Climate & Capitalism on November 13, 2018.Read More
This article is an interview with Sacajawea Hall and Kali Akuno by Kevin Buckland, a noted climate justice activist based Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). The interview was conducted in Barcelona in June 2018.Read More
"Cities accumulate capital, people, aspirations, and power. But, whose power? Whose aspirations? How can we find in the city a place of possibility?" These are the questions from Laura Flanders' opening statements at the Transnational Institute's convening on Transformative Cities in Amsterdam during July 2018.Read More
Civic and business leaders convened at California Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit, but protestors decried their “false solutions” to the climate crisis.
Video footage from the Real News Network featuring activists from It Takes Roots Alliance Solidarity to Solutions action on Thursday, September 13th.Read More
Video of Cooperation Jackson's own brandon king and Monica Atkins at the Solidarity to Solutions or Sol 2 Sol action of the It Takes Roots Alliance in San Fransico, CA on Thursday, September 13, 2018.
The purpose of this rally was to combat the false solutions of the Global Climate Action Summit organized by California Governor Jerry Brown to promote Carbon Trading, and to present the world with real solutions being practiced and developed by frontline communities and people's throughout the world.Read More
New York Times article about the It Takes Roots Sol 2 Sol Demonstration at the Global Climate Action Summit in California, on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Article written by Somini Sengupta.Read More
REELNEWS Video Text: In Jackson, Mississippi, Cooperation Jackson are building a solidarity economy, anchored by a network of cooperatives and worker-owned, democratically self-managed enterprises. This visionary project not only continues the historic Afro-American struggle for land, but shows how we can all make a just transition to a zero carbon, zero waste economy ourselves.Read More