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Another great episode of Upstream. It discusses the coops of Mondragon, and the challenges they faced as they got bigger and brushed up against the global capitalist system. And discusses Cooperation Jackson and their learnings from Mondragon. Emphasises the need for strong political direction in addition to forming coops.

I like the metaphor of islands of coops forming in the sea of capitalism, and eventually they all join up.

upstreampodcast.org/workercoop

@neil Restakis uses the islands and continents metaphor in the last chapter of . Definitely recommend that book...

@neil Did you listen to the interview with Robin Murray in the same series? At the end of this list
foprop.org/robin-murray-links
He likewise talks about islands of radical life-oriented stuff joining up. Robin died last year, but his work is rippling around

@mike_hales No I haven't listened to that one yet, downloaded and queued now, thanks!

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