A Cross-Atlantic Plan to Break Capital's Control

A Cross-Atlantic Plan to Break Capital's Control

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


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Can the Working Class Change the World? Interview with Michael D. Yates on WRFG Labor Forum

Can the Working Class Change the World? Interview with Michael D. Yates on WRFG Labor Forum

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.

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The Dream of Revolution by Robin D. G. Kelley

The Dream of Revolution by Robin D. G. Kelley

In this speech, Professor Robin D. G. Kelley, explains Dr. Martin Luther King’s radical vision, the program of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, the Spirit of 1968, the aims and objectives of the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika, and the continuation of these visions and objectives in the Jackson-Kush Plan and its aims and objectives.

This lecture was given in Williamstown, MS on November 15, 2018. It was released on Alternative Radio by David Barsamian on March 25, 2019.

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Cooperation Jackson with Stir to Action: Building Economic Democracy

Cooperation Jackson with Stir to Action: Building Economic Democracy

Jackson, Mississippi has become a noted hotbed of radical, municipal politics over the last decade. One of the leading organisations in this radical municipal experiment is Cooperation Jackson. Cooperation Jackson is an emerging vehicle for sustainable community development, collective ownership, and economic democracy in Jackson. 


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Economic Update: Dialogue with Richard Wolff and Kali Akuno

Economic Update: Dialogue with Richard Wolff and Kali Akuno

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, 2018

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We have to make sure the "Green New Deal" doesn't become Green Capitalism

We have to make sure the "Green New Deal" doesn't become Green Capitalism

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.”


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Building post-capitalist futures: Report from the Transnational Institutes Fellowship Meeting

Building post-capitalist futures: Report from the Transnational Institutes Fellowship Meeting

Over several sunny days in June 2018, a diverse group of 60 activists and researchers from 30 countries convened for a multi-day meeting to discuss the collective building of post-capitalist futures. The meeting provided the opportunity for a rich exchange of perspectives and experiences, as well as deep discussion and debate. The goal of the meeting was not to achieve consensus both an impossible and unnecessary endeavor but rather to stimulate mutual learning, challenge one another and advance analyses. Cooperation Jackson was honored to participate and contribute to this dialogue and report.

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