Building a solidarity economy in Jackson, Mississippi, anchored by a network of cooperatives and other worker-owned, democratically self-managed enterprises.



News & Media

"First and foremost, our project is about de-commodifying as much of the land and houses as we can....to end speculation....to make it deeply, deeply affordable, and put it under direct community control." - Kali Akuno, Cooperative Jackson. 

"First and foremost, our project is about de-commodifying as much of the land and houses as we can....to end speculation....to make it deeply, deeply affordable, and put it under direct community control." - Kali Akuno, Cooperative Jackson. 

Love and Revolution Radio: Making Housing a Human Right

Cooperation Jackson's Kali Akuno and three other guest discuss organizing for renters' justice, stopping gentrification, forming cooperatives and affordable housing, and decommodifying buildings while asserting that housing is a human right. Listen to the podcast

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Mission & Purpose

The broad mission of Cooperation Jackson is to advance the development of economic democracy in Jackson, Mississippi, by building a solidarity economy anchored by a network of cooperatives and other types of worker owned and democratically self-managed enterprises.

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Announcements

Andrew campbell,  cooperation jackson member and freedom farms worker owner

Andrew campbell,  cooperation jackson member and freedom farms worker owner

International Course on Political Training for Political Educators

Cooperation Jackson representative, Andrew Campbell will participate in this train the trainer from October 17th to December 3rd, 2016 in São Paulo, Brazil. 

The program is aimed at activists from movements and popular organizations of all Continents. The main objective of this course is to contribute to deepening the political education of activists and cadres with ability and or task of organizing schools and political education programs for their organizations. Find out more.

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Our Story

Cooperation Jackson is the realization of a vision decades in the making. Our roots lay deep within the struggle for democratic rights, economic justice, and self-determination, particularly for Afrikan people in the Deep South, and for dignity and equality for all workers.

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Events

“What We Want, What We Believe: The Black Panther Party”

October 15, 2016 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, which started in Oakland, California. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was one of the most important and impactful Black revolutionary organizations of the 20th century. We are honoring the legacy and contributions of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense with this timely film showing and discussion.

On Friday, November 4th we will be showing various portions of the “What We Want, What We Believe” documentary that highlight the work of the “Serve the People” programs of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. We will also have a discussion on what we can learn from and apply to the development of our cooperative work here in Jackson. Join Us!

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Our Principles

Cooperation Jackson has 13 Core Principles, which were crafted by adapting aspects from the basic principles of the Mondragón Cooperative Corporation in the Basque country of Spain, and the International Cooperative Alliance’s cooperative identity, values and principles. 

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