Saturday, November 17, 2012

CEO? CEO? We don't need no stinkin' CEO!

The Worker cooperative. 
 Thinking outside the box. 

 For way less than the price of a CEO you can create a pretty darned good company. I've always wondered why when businesses fail, let go their employees and all the equipment that the employees don't try to buy and continue running the business themselves. Looking at the following youtube videos just goes to make me think it really could be possible. At least under some circumstances. 

Start A Worker Cooperative

Natural Cycle Worker Co-op

Union Cab - Worker Cooperative

Other Avenues Worker Cooperative

Worker Cooperatives Saving Argentina

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bryan Stevenson - Mass incarceration "Ted Talks"

Mass incarceration is a topic that wants to be on the short list of things for president Obama to look into during his second term. Black and hispanic voters surely deserve to have this lopsided doling out of justice given the attention it merits.   The war on drugs, which somehow only seems to be waged in black and hispanic neighborhoods, is especially biased, considering that black and white people are using drugs at about the same rate while  mostly black people are incarcerated for such offenses. Well, here's Bryan Stevenson on Ted Talks to speak on this very poignant topic. I hope he inspires some of you to actively organize your community in order to find solutions and push the government to help implement them. Another thing which must come on the block is mandatory minimum sentencing. Congress is holding elections in 2014 start let's organizing now to find representatives whose solutions to these injust situations are more in line with what we want.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Afro-Latinos - FMP Mark Wells

The following videos are part of a series Called For My People (FMP) presented by Mark Wells. I am surprised that I have just discovered these since I'm always on the lookout for this type of presentation in particular. In the blogs coming up I will be sharing these with you. I'll see what else I can find about the presenter Mark Wells and if you have some info to share please don't be shy to leave a comment.

FMP - Mark Wells on Afro-Latinos, part 1

FMP - Mark Wells on Afro-Latinos, part 2