Transatlantic Cooperativism: Reading & resources list

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Aug 20, 2020

Ahead of our open panel discussion ‘Transatlantic Cooperativism’, about how the UK & US co-operative movements have been inspiring each other for centuries, we’ve put together a reading and resources list. We hope you enjoy delving into it ahead of this special panel discussion. 

What can the UK & US learn from each other now as we rebuild our respective movements in response to the economic crisis and social injustice?

For this event our panel features Nathan Schneider, Esteban Kelly and Cath Muller. 

Nathan Schneider is a journalist and author who covers social movements in the United States. Since 2015, he has been a professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.

>> Nathan is a contributing writer for ‘America’ - find out more HERE

>> Nathan’s latest Book - ‘Everything for Everyone’

>> Watch Nathan’s TEDx talk HERE about ‘The Internet of Ownership’ 

 Esteban Kelly is the Executive Director for the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, and is an important leader and creative force in solidarity economy and co-op movements. He has served on numerous boards including the USFWC, the US Solidarity Economy Network, the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA-CLUSA), and the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF).

>> Here more from Esteban Kelly on ‘The Cooperators Podcast’ Episode 4, hosted by Robert McGarvey, join this podcast at 1min 50 seconds. 

>> Listen to - ‘The Next System Podcast’ hosted by Adam Simpson, this is a great introduction to what Esteban does and how he got into Co-operatives and the Co-operatives movement. 

>> Read this fantastic article from Esteban - ‘Why transforming the economy begins and ends with cooperation’


Cath Muller is involved in workers co-ops, Radical Routes and the Worker Co-op Council, because co-ops are tools for equality, liberation from wage slavery, overcoming capitalism and the end of ecological exploitation.

>> You can listen to Cath Muller talk about her journey to Radical Routes HERE, and read a transcript of it HERE


Our panel talk ‘Transatlantic Co-operativism’ will feature as part of the ‘Playground for the New Economy’ Festival on Tuesday 1st September, 4PM - 5PM

Tickets to this year’s ONLINE event are available HERE and we also have a ticket and discount subscription offer available for just £22! Get your online festival ticket plus a discounted annual subscription to STIR magazine for just £12 (normally £16).

Or join the festival by organising a group screening in your community or office with our Group Screening ticket!

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