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Category Archives: History
This Sunday at 4pm Co-Soap member Greg will be facilitating a workshop at Occupy Oakland to discuss cooperative production strategies. Learn about the history of the Unemployed Exchange Association founded here in Oakland during the great depression and brain storm … Continue reading
This blog post is a spotlight on a contemporary example of one large and hugely successful worker’s cooperative hailing from Costa Rica’s Dota valley. Coopedota is a great model for the communal developments that can arise from a spirit of … Continue reading
It seems that the coconut, especially coconut oil, has received a bad rap in The United States and in Europe as of late. This is because many studies claim that the high levels of saturated fats are detrimental to the … Continue reading
Did you know that over 1 Billion people on this planet are members of cooperatives? Cooperation in the US, as well as internationally, has had a rich history of experimentation and has taken many forms. There are many different types … Continue reading
Legend has it that a certain, how should we say–saucy, chewing-gum magnate resided for a time on Catalina Island, just 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. Although the island is currently covered by groves of these spindling trees, … Continue reading
As defined by the International Cooperative Alliance, a cooperative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntary to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprises. Co-operatives are based on the … Continue reading