Category Archives: Democratic participation

CO-OPERATIVE HOUSING IN SMALL HEATH – ALAN CLAWLEY

. From ‘A History of Small Heath’: 6 March 2010 Alan Clawley – also co-founder and mainstay of the only independent credit union in Birmingham – summarised: During the 70s the City Council developed a new Urban Renewal approach to … Continue reading

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Save our Bank’s priorities

In the last Save our Bank newsletter over 400 members voted on the priorities for the Customer Union for Ethical Banking in 2018. The results were analysed and the main conclusion drawn was that making sure the Co-op Bank’s Ethical Policy stays … Continue reading

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London’s Worker Co-ops

This interesting website, encountered by chance, focusses on London’s worker co-ops. Some are well established businesses run in line with co-op ethics, values and principles. They are worker-owned and controlled, providing a wide variety of services and products to members and … Continue reading

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Next move: will worker co-operatives help the Co-operative Group to learn how to operate democratically?

After contacting the worker co-operatives to update the directory, Mary Holmes wrote: “In a world awash with lyrical mission statements about ‘excellence’, ‘service’ and ‘ethical dimensions’ worker co-ops actually have their values at the centre of the business not just … Continue reading

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‘How can West Midlands councils build community wealth?’

In celebration of the Co-op Party centenary this event is an absolute must for all those interested in transforming the West Midlands region by reorganising local economies and supporting communities to help themselves.                                        First outing at the 2017 Durham Miners’ Gala Lucy Seymour-Smith writes: In times … Continue reading

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Shadow Chancellor: Co-operative Ways Forward conference

“Co-operatives should, I believe, play an essential part in the economy of the future”  Edited extracts, added information and links (full text here). John McDonnell pointed out that wealth is more concentrated now than it has been for a century … Continue reading

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