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

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By Peter Moskowitz / The Nation

On November 9, people across the left woke up and wondered, “What do I do now? Under total Republican control, how does one fight for progressive change?”

Kali Akuno, the co-founder of Cooperation Jackson, a workers’ cooperative in Jackson, Mississippi, has been grappling with that question for years, and believes his organization provides a good model for progressives who still want to effect change under President Trump. When Donald Trump was elected, Akuno felt like he could tell the rest of the country: “Welcome to Mississippi.”

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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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Renter Nation Series 2017
Ep. 2: 
Black Liberation, Racial Justice and the struggle against gentrification

April 26th 7pm CST  
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Join organizers from Homes For All & Right To The City member brandon king from Cooperation Jackson, Robbie Clarke from Causa Justa::Just Cause, and Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson from the Highlander Research & Education Center for a discussion about the historic and disproportionate ways that black communities have been impacted by gentrification and the need for anti-gentrification/anti-displacement struggles to center black resistance, leadership and liberation at the heart of our movements.

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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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May Day 2017: The Future of Work and Building Worker Power

                April 30th 2pm-5pm

Lumumba Center 939 W. Capital St. 

Join Cooperation Jackson and the May Day Collective Sunday, April 30th at 2 pm for a Strategic Discussion about the "Future of Work and Building Worker Power" in honor of May Day 2017. 

The "Future of Work and Building Worker Power" discussion will center on the Union-Cooperative proposal developed by the May Day Collective and the need to organize Workers Assembly's as a platform for organizing and fighting back against the exploitation and oppression of working people in Jackson, Mississippi.

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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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