Tag Archives: Co-op development

Co-op Wars: Lessons for the Future from the Past

During the 1970s, I was a child and missed most of the craziness of that era. I only received driver’s license after the election of Ronald Reagan in the fall of 1980 which largely marks the end of the “’60s”. … Continue reading

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Help Support Co-op Development

On May 5-6, the Give Big WA event will happen. This is an annual event similar to #GivingTuesday that highlights Washington non-profits and helps them raise funds to continue their mission I am engaging in a peer-to-peer campaign as well … Continue reading

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Becoming Human Through Cooperation

“Work is, before anything else, both as a service to the community and as a path towards personal development.”-José María Arizmendiarrieta (reflection 263 from Pensamientos) As a member of a worker cooperative and as a co-op developer, there are few … Continue reading

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The Legal Framework

The 4th goal of the Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade has also showed significant advancement since 2010. This goal states, “ensure supportive legal framework for cooperative growth”. At the state level, the spread of Limited Cooperative Association (LCA) acts have … Continue reading

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Power in Purpose: Part 2-Policy Breakout

The first break out group considered the barriers to cooperatives and what policy changes can occur to break down those barriers. My group (and many of the others) focused on three central areas: Education, Awareness, and Incentives. Education needs to … Continue reading

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Co-ops at center of coming elections in Great Britain

Co-ops at center of coming elections in Great Britain Are British politicians proposing to alleviate austerity by creating co-operative public services? In Great Britain this spring, the Labour Party, in power for thirteen years, is threatened with electoral defeat by … Continue reading

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