Changing the priorities, policies, and rules to preserve the commonwealth of all beings of the earth rather than the private wealth of the few is possible, but it is not guaranteed.
By coming together, we can shape a university that is affordable, inclusive, decolonized, and anti-racist, serving the needs of all who depend on it.
But its that type of intended, broad, people’s participation and engagement – which is critical to making an assembly and is also critical towards reaching and politicizing people to be agents of their own self-transformation, which is what we are aiming for.
Our history would be simple if we could classify it neatly into dominating alpha-males versus cooperative hunter-gatherers, but the experience of agency gives us not one but two fundamental impulses. As well as the desire not to be dominated it gives us the impulse to explore our individuality
What changes to the cooperative form would permit a better construction of the commons?
For those who have invested substantial amounts of time and effort in founding or growing a worker cooperative, some natural questions arise.
Mondragón and the Madrid co-ops had some lessons to share about about how to create a culture of democratic participation.
What does “local” mean when you live on a remote farm or ranch?