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All Things Coop Podcast: Episode 8

In this episode of our podcast, Camila Pineiro, an expert and consultant on the solidarity economy and cooperatives in Cuba, examines how the cooperative sector has evolved and the role cooperatives are playing in shaping Cuban society. A country of around 10 million people, Cuba has more than 5,000 cooperatives. As part of the reform process over the last decade, cooperatives have already achieved a prominent role in the Cuban economy and are expected to expand and develop further in the near future.

All Things Coop is the new podcast put on by Democracy at Work DC where members of d@w-DC and guests discuss…well…everything coop. From theoretical and philosophical conversations about political economy and the relations of production, to on-the-ground interviews with cooperative workers, All Things Coop aims to appeal to a wide audience of activists, organizers, workers, and students to be better educated and motivated to creating a new cooperative society.

All Things Coop Podcast: Episode 7

On this episode, we sit down with John Duda from the Democracy Collaborative to discuss successful cooperative economies such as the Emilia Romagna region in northern Italy.

All Things Coop is the new podcast put on by Democracy at Work DC where members of d@w-DC and guests discuss…well…everything coop. From theoretical and philosophical conversations about political economy and the relations of production, to on-the-ground interviews with cooperative workers, All Things Coop aims to appeal to a wide audience of activists, organizers, workers, and students to be better educated and motivated to creating a new cooperative society.

You’re invited to a special presentation on the cooperative economy in Cuba. With 5,000 worker-owned businesses already in operation, cooperatives have achieved a prominent role in Cuba’s socialist economy and are expected to continue to grow.

Camila Pineiro, an expert and consultant on the solidarity economy and cooperatives in Cuba, will examine how the cooperative sector has evolved and the role cooperatives are playing in shaping Cuban society.

Please RSVP to let us know that you can come. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 8th, 6:30-8:00pm
Cleveland Park Library
Lower Level Meeting Room 2
3310 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Camila began her consultancy work at the Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy at the University of Havana. She has researched and published extensively about economic democracy and alternative economic institutions. Camila completed her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Havana, with a specialization in the social and economic performance of new non-agricultural cooperatives. Currently, she is a cooperative development consultant at Keystone Development Center and a Research Fellow at the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies at American University.

All Things Coop Podcast: Episode 6

In this episode, members of d@w-DC discuss the potential benefits of the Main Street Employment Act, which, among other things, enables the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide loan guarantees to small business and worker owned and operated cooperatives to purchase a firm which is going out of business. The SBA is gathering information how to improve the ability of worker owned and operated coops to purchase these businesses. The podcast identifies key changes which will improve the ability of cooperatives to participate in this process known as “conversion.”

All Things Coop is the new podcast put on by Democracy at Work DC where members of d@w-DC and guests discuss…well…everything coop. From theoretical and philosophical conversations about political economy and the relations of production, to on-the-ground interviews with cooperative workers, All Things Coop aims to appeal to a wide audience of activists, organizers, workers, and students to be better educated and motivated to creating a new cooperative society.

All Things Coop Podcast: Episode 4

In this episode of our podcast, discuss and explore ways in which worker coops and socialist movements can work together to promote freedom, cooperation, and economic justice.

All Things Coop is the new podcast put on by Democracy at Work DC where members of d@w-DC and guests discuss…well…everything coop. From theoretical and philosophical conversations about political economy and the relations of production, to on-the-ground interviews with cooperative workers, All Things Coop aims to appeal to a wide audience of activists, organizers, workers, and students to be better educated and motivated to creating a new cooperative society.