This is session is part of the Webinar "Dialogue on Alternatives in the Time of Global Crises".

Dialogue 5: Covid 19 - People's strikes, Floyd rebellion and Resistance

with Kali Akuno (USA)

In this fifth session we will discuss this moment in the USA, and global significance, challenges and critical pathways that exist that can support the potential for radical transformation of society at every level. We will share the experience of Cooperation Jackson, an eco-socialist organizing to create a new society and economy from the bottom up.
  • Date: 16th June
  • Time: 13:30 (UTC/GMT)
  • Duration: 90 minutes

Recording

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The Global Tapestry of Alternatives stands with the Black Lives Matter movement in resisting racism and fighting for equality across the US and globally. We have invited Kali Akuno, co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson for our fifth webinar on “People's strikes, Floyd rebellion and resistance”. Cooperation Jackson is an emerging vehicle for sustainable community development, economic democracy and community ownership based in the US. Kali will be sharing experiences of the current resistance struggles and solidarity mobilization in the US.

The webinar took place on 16 June which is a symbolic day in anti-racist struggles, commemorating the start of the Soweto uprising in South Africa in 1976. In echoes from the past, the South Africa Students Movement supported by the Black Consciousness Movement marched to protest the apartheid education imposed within the Bantu Education system. We remember the Uprising as a turning point in the struggle against the apartheid state and against racism.

Presenters

Kali Akuno

Kali Akuno is a co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson co-editor of Jackson Rising: the struggle for economic democracy and black self-determination in Jackson, Mississippi. Kali served as the Director of Special Projects and External Funding in the Mayoral Administration of the late Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, MS. His focus in this role was supporting cooperative development, the introduction of eco-friendly and carbon reduction methods of operation, and the promotion of human rights and international relations for the city.

Cooperation Jackson anchors the People’s Strike - a growing coalition of workers, community, and political organizations confronting the COVID-19 pandemic and police violence by struggling against inept and corrupt government and the forces of capital (banks, corporations, brokers, etc). that put profit before the people and the planet.

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