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Small Island, Big Cooperative: Deer Isle, Maine, Workers Form State’s Largest Coop

Small Island, Big Cooperative: Deer Isle, Maine, Workers Form State’s Largest Coop

July 8, 20140 Comments

[from http://community-wealth.org] Beloved for its charming landscapes and fresh lobster, the rural community of Deer Isle, Maine is now gaining attention in the cooperative world. When Verne and Sandra Seile, proprietors of Burnt Cove Market, V&S Variety and Pharmacy, and The Galley, decided to retire last year, they sold their businesses to their employees. With 62 new [...]

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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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A Message from SHIFT CHANGE Producers Mark and Melissa: Visiting Co-ops in Europe

A Message from SHIFT CHANGE Producers Mark and Melissa: Visiting Co-ops in Europe

November 14, 20132 Comments

Hello from Italy! Mark and I saved up our airline miles, and got free tickets to Italy, in part for a vacation, which we have not had in years, and in part to investigate whether it would make sense for us to make a film about the complex coop economy that is here, in some [...]

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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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