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Renewing the Anarchist Tradition 3
Stacey Cordeiro
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Nov. 29, 2002, 1:13 a.m.
A comparison of different kinds of cooperatives, and their place in efforts to move beyond capitalism.
Broadcasters: Please note that this recording might not meet your broadcast standards. The talk was held outside in a tent. There was a little bit of a breeze, and there were children and a dog running around nearby. I have tried my best to clean up the recording, but there are some places that could not be fixed or cut without losing content.


Cooperative Economics
Stacey Cordeiro

Our vision of a new social and economic order is based on production and decision making on a cooperative basis, rather than the competitive basis that characterizes the capitalist economy. How does this translate into real life? Should we be creating worker cooperatives? Consumer cooperatives? Or community ownership of economic resources? This presentation discusses already-existing examples in the United States and abroad, as well as what could be.

Stacey Cordeiro is the coop organizer at Cooperative Economics for Women in Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts, an organization that helps low-income immigrant and refugee women of color create worker-owned cooperatives. She has been an organizer and activist in the micropower radio movement and the Massachusetts Green Party. She expects that her master's degree in city planning from MIT will be rescinded at any moment.

This discussion took place at the third Renewing the Anarchist Tradition conference, at the Institute for Social Ecology, in August 2002.

For further information on the conference, please visit

And we all hope that the neighbor's dog is feeling better.

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