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Worker-Owned Cooperatives: Direct Democracy in Action [View all]

http://www.nationofchange.org/worker-owned-cooperatives-direct-democracy-action-1366380176

At the same time, they are moments of immense opportunity when we can make strides and pool our collective power. The cooperative movement is experiencing a string of these moments now, and is burgeoning with renewed activity. I see this first-hand as a co-owner of the Toolbox for Education and Social Action (TESA), a worker-owned cooperative that participates in many co-op networks. Weve facilitated hundreds of co-op workshops around the country, and taught thousands with our resource

Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives.

Its our philosophy that cooperatives enable direct democracy and local control over the economy. As participants in the co-op movement, we help to turn flashpoints into lasting social change. Fortunately, the path to a community-controlled economy is well worn, and the adaptive responsive networks of the movement are buoying this energy. Over decades, these movement-based networks have quietly built support structures to transition us to a new economy. And with renewed demands for economic justice, they are springing to life.

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