"We are living in times of global crises: environmental destruction, social inequality, war and conflict, poverty, racism, sexism, ever-rising levels of mental health problems to name just a few.
By working together and connecting to social movements, trade unions and other progressive social groups, co-ops can increase the visibility of a radical co-operative alternative and contribute to lasting change. "
Read Marisol's blog:
Take part in the first ever census of co-operatives.
As part of Co-operatives UK efforts to understand what co-operatives in the UK need to develop and grow, we'd like to encourage as many co-operatives as possible to take part in the co-operative census. Find out more and add your voice.[link http://uk.coop/census] The deadline to complete the census is Monday 31 October.
To find out more about Cultural Co-ops visit http://www.cultural.coop or follow @culturalcoops on Twitter.
For more information on Marisol's research on cultural co-ops see Fighting Precarity with Co-Operation? Worker Co-Operatives in the Cultural Sector. New Formations 88
For more on the politics of co-operatives see What Would Rosa Do? Co-operatives and Radical Politics. Soundings 63.