Cooperation Jackson and the Community Production Initiative

Greetings to the whole team. I can not remember if you have talked about Cooperation Jackson on your programs. It is an organization in Jackson MS focused on the development of economic democracy by building a solidarity economy anchored by a network of cooperatives and other types of worker owned and democratically self-managed enterprises. While they run many important programs, I would like to draw your attention to the Community Production Initiative. This project is working on building a Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab), a center for computer coding and 3D printing. What I love about this idea is their singular focus on the creation of economic democracy while wrestling commodity production away from the capitalist mode of production, and not just 'job training' or creative development. I urge you to talk about this important development for the African American Community on your show, they are currently fundraising for the Fab Lab and they need a total of $600K before the middle of January. My hope is that likeminded listeners may visit their website and help build this important development in one of the poorest states in the nation.

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Excellent suggestion, will pursue. I would also appreciate inviting someone from Cooperation Jackson to do an interview with me on my radio show. That requires being in Manhattan. If you know of anyone from there who might do this effectively, please let us know via email to the website.


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