After a lot of labor and learning, the workers who famously occupied the Republic Windows and Doors factory in Chicago in '08 are opening a new cooperative business: New Era Windows. Laura discusses the journey with Brendan Martin of The Working World and three of the worker-owners.To see the full story go to GRITtv.org.
What role did economic cooperation play in the civil rights movement? As it turns out, a huge one. This forgotten history is the focus of Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard's recent book Collective Courage: A History of African-American Economic Thought and Practice, out in bookstores in May 2014.
The Laura Flanders show streams from GRITtv.org.
Short educational pamphlet on the history and trajectory of student cooperatives, written by Hilary Greer (former NASCO Executive Director) and Eric Guetschoff (former NASCO Development Coordinator) in the late 1990s.
Archived copies of NASCO's monthly "Journal of the New Harbinger" magazine and monthly "NASCO News Bulletin." Printed in 1971.