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Reclaiming democracy and rebuilding politics at Cooperation Jackson.


We are struggling to learn how to be democratic, because that is not something any of us have directly experienced on a consistent, systematic level. We are struggling to transform ourselves to be democratic actors in the world, and the people's assemblies are a way for us to practice that, to build that, and to learn that.

Kali Akuno and Ajamu Nangwaya discuss building a solidarity economy at Cooperation Jackson - from the project's roots in Black history in the American South and worker cooperatives in the Basque Country, to the radical work of transforming our economies, our politics, and our selves for the benefit of all.

Kali and Ajamu are edited and contributed to to the new collection Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi from Daraja Press.

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Ajamu Nangwaya

Dr. Ajamu Nangwaya is an educator, organizer and writer. 



Kali Akuno

Kali Akuno is a co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson.


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