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SHIFT CHANGE Takes Boston! New Screenings in October

SHIFT CHANGE Takes Boston! New Screenings in October

October 8, 20120 Comments

SHIFT CHANGE–the new documentary about how worker-owned cooperatives are reshaping the economy around Boston, the US, and the world– will soon premiere in Boston! We’re pleased to announce two upcoming screenings, both of which are free and open to the public. Looking for SHIFT CHANGE in another region? View our complete screening calendar >   [...]

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Tickets on Sale Now! The World Premiere of SHIFT CHANGE

Tickets on Sale Now! The World Premiere of SHIFT CHANGE

August 18, 20120 Comments

Tickets are now on sale for the World Premiere of  SHIFT CHANGE! We hope you will join us in Oakland, California, on October 18 for what promises to be a great party. World Premiere Screening! Thursday, October 18, 2012 |  Grand Lake Theater, Oakland, CA  |  8:00pm Tickets: http://shiftchange.bpt.me  The filmmakers and special guests will be [...]

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Images & Observations from the 2012 US Federation of Worker Cooperatives Conference in Boston, MA

Images & Observations from the 2012 US Federation of Worker Cooperatives Conference in Boston, MA

July 6, 20120 Comments

Producers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin took part in the national U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives conference in Boston June 22-24. They presented several short preview clips from Shift Change, about WAGES, Arizmendi, and some of the MadWorc cooperatives from Madison, Wisconsin. The clips were greeted with enthusiasm, and many coop members at the conference [...]

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Principles for a New Economy 2012 (PDF)

Principles for a New Economy 2012 (PDF)

June 13, 20120 Comments

Many are working on priorities for a “New Economy.” Here are some thoughtful principles from the New Economy Network, drafted by several collaborating groups. Download the PDF: “Principles for a New Economy 2012″      

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Occupy by Analogy: Christopher Mackin in Conversation with The Straddler

Occupy by Analogy: Christopher Mackin in Conversation with The Straddler

June 11, 20120 Comments

[Originally published in The Straddler] This is an excellent interview with Christopher Mackin, of Ownership Associates, in which he reflects on the development of current mainstream business structures and also the roots and possibilities for more widespread employee ownership. ————————————————————– On April 17, 2012, The Straddler met Christopher Mackin in the lobby of the New [...]

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Capitalism Has Failed: 5 Bold Ways to Build a New World (Alternet)

Capitalism Has Failed: 5 Bold Ways to Build a New World (Alternet)

May 25, 20120 Comments

Gar Alperovitz and the Democracy Collaborative which he founded are working with us to set up screenings of Shift Change in the fall and helping to prepare discussion materials to accompany the film.  This article is the first in a 5 part series published on Alternet. May 16, 2012:  As our political system sputters, a [...]

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Watch a 6-Minute Preview of SHIFT CHANGE

May 4, 20125 Comments

At a time when many are disillusioned with big banks and big business, and growing inequity in our country, employee ownership offers a real solution for workers and communities. Shift Change is a new documentary (to have its world premiere in October, 2012) that highlights worker-owned enterprises in North America and in Mondragon, Spain.  The film [...]

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We Did It! Thank You for Your Support!

We Did It! Thank You for Your Support!

May 4, 20120 Comments

We did it! We’re so pleased to announce that we reached our $30k Kickstarter fundraising goal to finish our film, Shift Change! But we definitely didn’t do it alone. We want to thank each and every one of the 247 people who pledged their financial support. We also want to thank all of the friends, [...]

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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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