Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cooperation Jackson
Left Out, a podcast constructed by Paul Sliker, Michael Palmieri, and Dante Dallavalle, creates in-depth conversations with the many enchanting domestic thinkers, heterodox economists, and organizers on the Left.
In this episode, we sat down with Kali Akuno — the co-founder and co-directer of Cooperation Jackson. We plead the rising network of worker-owned cooperatives and the people behind it building an alternative, solidarity-based economy inside the majority-black and bankrupt city of Jackson, Mississippi.
In Jackson Rising, Akuno helps account the history, benefaction and future of one of the many energetic nonetheless under-documented experiments in radical social mutation holding place in the United States. The book follows the surprising story of the city’s newly inaugurated Mayor, Choke Antara Lumumba, whose prophesy is to “encourage the growth of mild businesses” and make Jackson the “most radical city on the planet.”
In the first partial of the interview, we ask Akuno about the ongoing organizing and establishment building of the black, working-class domestic forces strong in Jackson dedicated to advancing the “Jackson-Kush Plan.”
We then diver deeper into the opposite forms of worker-owned cooperatives that makeup Cooperation Jackson; the significance of building cooperatives with transparent domestic aims; and the need for a national network of cooperatives and oneness mercantile institutions as a viable choice to the exploitative inlet of the stream economic, social, and environmental relations.
Cooperation Jackson is one of the many critical stories for those of us struggling for social justice, for human emancipation and self-determination, and for a oneness economics as a bottom for operative category domestic onslaught and the fight against the systematic mercantile strangulation.
Pick up a duplicate of Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi
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