Originally posted March 4, 2018; updated below
“Self-determination is not possible within the capitalist social framework, because the endless pursuit of profits that drives this system only empowers private ownership and the individual appropriation of wealth by design. The end result of this system is massive inequality and inequity.” — Kali Akuno, Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi
“Cooperation Jackson is an emerging network of cooperatives and grassroots institutions that aim to build a “solidarity economy.” By seizing on the crisis and weak links of modern capitalism and building on the historic struggles for racial equality by the black people of Mississippi, Cooperation Jackson has created a model we can all learn from.” — Richard Moser, “Jackson Rising: At Last, a Real Strategic Plan“, Black Agenda Report, Jan. 30, 2018
with Chris Hedges
RT America on Mar 4, 2018
Kali Akuno, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Cooperation Jackson, discusses the radical transformation of Jackson, Mississippi through capitalism and the socialist alternative, Cooperation Jackson.
Updated: June 14, 2019
Jackson Rising: An Interview with Kali Akuno (1/2)
TheRealNews on Sep 10, 2018
We sat down with Kali Akuno, director of Cooperation Jackson, at the Fearless Cities conference to discuss the challenges of movement building in Jackson, Mississippi.
[Note: there is no Part 2 of the interview]
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I remember this, such a great story.
I hope people become inspired by stories like this and decide to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem.
It’s a very inspiring story showing us exactly what can be done in our own towns/cities.