Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mondragon: Cooperative Success

Carl Davidson of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism tells the story of the Mondragon Cooperatives. They began small in the poverty of the Basque Country of Spain after World War II. The workers own them and elect their directors. Now they are a huge complex of businesses doing nearly 14 billion euros in sales but still democratically run. Recorded March 19, 2011 at Left Forum.

Mondragon Cooperatives Around the World

Corl Davidson of CCDS tells how the Mondragon Cooperatives are now establishing offshoots on other continents. The worker ownership concept is taking root in the United States too. Recorded March 19, 2011 at Left Forum.

Mondragon vs. US Poverty

Carl Davidson of CCDS tells how Mondragon has inspired worker cooperatives in the United States too. The Basque cooperatives began among an impoverished, oppressed people, and those conditions exist in the US too. Recorded March 19, 2011 at Left Forum.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cuba: Evolution of a Revolution

Tamara Lee tells Charles Dunaway about Cuba, where she has been doing research. Cuba wants to convert 1.2 million state workers to private or self-employment, but under Cuban law workers have to discuss such changes first. There's an active debate, but nobody wants capitalism.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Health Care For All In Vermont

Two members of the Vermont Workers Center tell us about their successful effort to make health care a human right in Vermont and discuss the next steps on the road to health care for all.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lifton Q&A

Barbara Lifton, Ithaca's representative in the New York State Assembly, answers questions from citizens during a town hall meeting held on February 22, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Town Hall Meeting

Ithaca Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton discusses the budget crisis in New York State, its effects on vital programs, revenue enhancement options, and prospects for the future.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tax, Then Spend in New York State

Charles Dunaway narrates a series of video clips about the New York State Budget Crisis and the role of taxation as the cause and cure.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cuomo's Shoes

Theresa Alt and Charles Dunaway of the Ithaca Local of DSA discuss alternatives to the austerity budget being proposed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The Mess We're In

Theresa Alt and Charles Dunaway of the Ithaca Local of DSA discuss the state of politics in America in a program recorded on January 17, 2011

What Should the Left Do Now?

Theresa Alt talks with Joseph Schwartz about strategies for the left following the 2010 mid-term elections. Joe is a professor of political science at Temple University in Philadelphia. Both Joe and Theresa are on the National Political Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America.