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Report From our November Visit to Mondragon

Report From our November Visit to Mondragon

December 11, 20130 Comments

We arrived in Mondragon at a challenging time. Fagor Home Appliances, the first and largest Mondragon industrial cooperative was preparing to declare bankruptcy following the collapse of the housing boom in Europe. Two years ago when we filmed at Fagor for SHIFT CHANGE, we knew that production was down and some Fagor workers were transferring [...]

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SHIFT CHANGE Premieres in NYC on June 10!

SHIFT CHANGE Premieres in NYC on June 10!

May 13, 20130 Comments

SHIFT CHANGE will premiere in New York City Monday, June 10, 7:30 p.m., at the Anthology Film Archives. The film will be introduced by journalist and GRITtv host, Laura Flanders; filmmakers Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young will host a discussion after the screening. The New York theatrical premiere of SHIFT CHANGE is co-sponsored by SolidarityNYC, New York City Network of Worker [...]

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What They’re Saying About SHIFT CHANGE

What They’re Saying About SHIFT CHANGE

April 19, 20121 Comment

Since we released a 6 minute preview of the new film Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work just a few weeks ago, it has been viewed by more than 15,000 people all around the world; we’ve received countless messages of encouragement and support from viewers as far afield as Israel, Australia, and South Africa; and [...]

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A Message from Shift Change Producer Melissa Young

A Message from Shift Change Producer Melissa Young

April 13, 20124 Comments

Dear friends, cooperators, and supporters, Maybe you, like me, have felt discouraged about the state of our economy, and the imbalance of political and economic power in the U.S. today. It was this feeling of discouragement and frustration that initially set me on a path to look for concrete, accessible alternatives. A friend suggested that [...]

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Tips & Resources: Help Us Spread the Word About Shift Change on Kickstarter!

Tips & Resources: Help Us Spread the Word About Shift Change on Kickstarter!

April 3, 20122 Comments

From April 4 – May 4, 2012 we are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise much-needed funds for the completion and distribution of Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work. Kickstarter is the world’s largest online funding platform for creative projects. Our goal is to raise $30k in 30 days. We are counting on your support– [...]

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American Dream 2.0: Can Worker-Owned Coops End Poverty?

American Dream 2.0: Can Worker-Owned Coops End Poverty?

March 24, 20120 Comments

[This article originally appeared here on Rebuild the Dream] This month, Rebuild the Dream is taking a look at a few of the amazing ways people in our communities are coming together to create local economies that empower the 99%. We call these initiatives the American Dream 2.0 because they are providing a totally revamped [...]

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Al Jazeera TV report – Spanish co-op weathers financial storm

Al Jazeera TV report – Spanish co-op weathers financial storm

March 23, 20120 Comments

The world’s largest worker-owned co-operative remains strong despite Spain’s financial woes.  

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