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



News & Media

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Build and Fight: The Program and Strategy of Cooperation Jackson

Atlanta Black Star • May 21, 2017

The fundamental program and strategy of Cooperation Jackson is anchored in the vision and macro-strategy of the Jackson-Kush Plan. The Jackson-Kush Plan was formulated by the New Afrikan People’s Organization (NAPO) and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) between 2004 and 2010, to advance the development of the New Afrikan Independence Movement and hasten the socialist transformation of the territories currently claimed by the United States settler-colonial state.

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Don’t Just Fight, Build!

by Kali Akuno
The Progressive • March 25, 2017

Rather than see the limitations, we are seeing there’s more space from the decay of late capitalism to actually do some things to push back and start seizing the means of production. That is a big part of our project in Jackson. We call it organizing for “community production.”

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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

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Join the Jackson Human Rights Institute (JHRI) Friday, Septemer 22nd through Sunday, September 24th for a training on Human Rights Budgeting. 

The aim of this training is to build a grassroots campaign that will compel the City of Jackson to adopt the application of Human Rights Budgeting as the principle means through which it determines the allocation of public resources and goods. 

The Human Rights Budgeting campaign is part of our larger initiative to make Jackson a Human Rights City, anchored by a Human Rights Charter and a Human Rights Commission, as well as Human Rights Budgeting. 

The Human Rights City Campaign is part of Cooperation Jackson's larger Just Transition Plan Initiative, the aim of which is to make Jackson a Transition City rooted in a) Cooperative Economics and Social Solidarity, b) Climate and Ecological Sustainability, c) Human Rights, and d) Digital Fabrication and Community Production. 

Please join us in this training to learn the fundamentals of what Human Rights Budgeting is, how it works, how to share this information with the community and how we can utilze it to help address the social issues that confront the municipality and the city as a whole. 

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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

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Join Cooperation Jackson on Thursday, August 31st for Black August 2017 Film Night and Pot Luck/BBQ. This year we are going to showing the following films:

1. George Jackson: Releasing the Dragon
2. The Murder of Fred Hampton

Black August is a commemoration of the resistance of our ancestors. The practice of Black August calls for us to remember our political prisoners, prisoners of war, and political exiles. It also calls for us to fortify our mind, body, and spirits with via fasting, collective study and reflection, and physical exercise throughout the month of August.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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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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