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Reclaiming democracy and rebuilding politics at Cooperation Jackson.— Kali Akuno on This is Hell

This is Hell
Guests: Kali Akuno and Ajamu Nangwaya
October 28th, 2017

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.