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Taken Called The Formalization Of The Cooperative On The Basis D : http://newish.info/10600-taken-called-the-formalization-of-the-cooperative-on-the-basis-d
Necessary To Promote Cooperative From The Education System : http://newish.info/24004-necessary-to-promote-cooperative-from-the-education-system
“Understanding doesn’t come free...The task is somewhere between awfully difficult and utterly hopeless for an isolated individual. But it’s feasible for anyone who is part of a cooperative community..Same holds for ‘intellectual self-defense.’ It takes a lot of self-confidence - perhaps more self-confidence than one ought to have - to take a position alone because it seems to you right, in opposition to everything you see & hear." ”—Noam Chomsky, On Staying Informed and Intellectual Self-Defense
“Throughout the world, cooperatives employ more than 100 million people and have over 800 million members. In the U.S., nearly 14 million employees participate in 9,650 employee stock ownership programs at public and private firms with combined assets of over $925 billion. According to Worker Cooperatives for the 21st Century by Nicholas Luviene, Amy Stitely and Lorlene Hoyt, U.S. cooperative businesses serve over 120 million members, or four in 10 Americans. The top 100 co-ops generate more than $150 billion in revenues, and there are more than 72,000 cooperative establishments in the U.S. providing over 2 million jobs. Two-hundred-and-fifty-five telephone cooperatives provide service to 964,000 households; 6,400 housing cooperatives provide homes for 1.5 million households; and 30,000 U.S. credit unions have 91 million members and assets in excess of $760 billion.”—
Worker-owned cooperatives provide an alternative to exploitative bosses.
Town's first artist cooperative to open Oct. 1
The Dedham Square Artist Guild will open on Oct. 1 in the heart of Dedham Square at 553 High St.
The first-ever artist cooperative is owned and operated by artists and gives members a home for their work as well as the ability to interact with the public while they work shifts to staff it.
Membership applications are being accepted for the initiative that is limited to 15 artists at any one time, and will be funded by donations. Organizers say the guild will offer a fresh retail opportunity while providing the cinema and restaurant crowds with somewhere interesting to browse before heading to a movie or dinner.
The concept grew from Dedham’s first open studio event last May 15, said guild co-founder Jennifer Barsamian, a one-day art event where artists can show, sell, and demonstrate their art for the public.
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Grinding Work On Cooperative Sugar Factory Starts ! http://newish.info/200734-grinding-work-on-cooperative-sugar-factory-starts
Can you remember 2008?
The world economy was on the brink of collapse, the price of petrol rose above $100 a barrel for the first time and Russia and Georgia went to war. Good times. Good, good times!
But in the middle of all the fun and games deadly diseases where breaking out all over the world. From Africa, where a yellow disease was spreading like wildfire, to the Middle East and Asia where the black disease infected millions. China and the Far East had to deal with a red variant and worst of all the US and Europe were plague-ridden with some unknown blue blight.
Ok, so the four colourful diseases threatening the world weren’t real, but they were the perfect theme for a friendly cooperative board game. That game was, and is, Pandemic.