An article written by Steve Early in Counterpunch Magazine focusing on the continuing development of the left-oriented Municipalist Movement and the growing Fearless Cities Movement being lead by Barcelona En Comu. Cooperation Jackson is an affiliate of the Fearless Cities Movement and featured in this article.Read More
An article in Jacobin Magazine focusing on efforts to democratize the economy by the Bernie Sanders campaign and the Labor Party in the United Kingdom under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.
Written by Peter Gowan and Mathew Lawrence
“Bernie Sanders’s plan for worker-owned funds isn’t just notable because it could lead us toward a democratized, sustainable, socialist economy. It’s also the product of a growing collaboration between the Left in the United States and the United Kingdom.” - From Jacobin Magazine
An article from the Independent, a United Kingdom based left newspaper, from June 1st, 2019. The article is based on an interview conducted in Dorset, England in late May 2019 during the Stir To Action training conducted by Kali Akuno and Sacajawea Hall.Read More
Article from our own Kali Akuno, published In These Times as part of their special “Getting to Zero” special edition on the Green New Deal and how it can become legislation and what it must contain.Read More
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.”