Thank you John for the invitation to join you in The Workers’ Paradise. It has been my intention to journey there since I was awakened to the possibility in the 60′s!
It seems appropriate for me to introduce myself. I am the retired Sales Manager of Inkworks Press (Berkeley,CA), where I was a member since 1991. I continue to be active in the cooperative movement by working with the JASecon group organizing the upcoming Grassroots Economy Festival. JASecon is composed of NoBAWC (www.nobawc.org) members and others active in non-profits and volunteer groups who wish to see the many projects that most folks consider social programs re-conceptualized as economic initiatives.
To learn more about what that’s all about please visit our website/wiki: www.jasecon.org
Our festival is scheduled for September 26th in Oakland, CA. I will follow this post with a longer one soon giving some background information.
Glad to participate in expanding the discussion of co-ops as a democratic alternative to the oppressive and ethically challenged economic system we currently endure. Thanks John!