Black & Green Wed February 3, 2016 — Ongoing Crises of University City

Submitted by Jerome on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 2:37pm.

FORUM: Ongoing Crises of University City
WHEN: 7 pm, Wednesday, February 3, 2016
WHERE: Ronald E. McNair Administration Bldg, 8136 Groby Rd, University City 63130

* Kurt Becker, District Vice-President, Local 2665, IAFF

* Paulette Carr, U City Council Member, Ward 2

* Terry Crow, U City Council Member, Ward 1

* Don Fitz, Gateway Green Alliance

* Byron Price, former U City Council Member, Ward 3

St Louis Solidarity Economy February Calendar

Submitted by Jerome on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 2:24pm.

Wanna know what we've been up to? Check out our February updates for a preview of our upcoming work! SOLIDARITYSTL.ORG

Equality Matters Art Show Invitation

Submitted by Jerome on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 12:38pm.

Wash U alum Nicole Petrescu writes: "Professor Bauer, in light of the recent social events that have happened in Ferguson, I'd like to invite the WashU CoOp to take a look at the Call-for-Art opportunity listed below. I am curating the show "Equality Matters - a Conversation", and I invite all St. Louis artist to make their voices heard.

Wash U CoOp Syndicate of Initiative

Submitted by Jerome on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 12:14pm.

We are a free speech movement, occupying a free speech zone, establishing an open university, and practicing direct democracy, all on our own initiative. We need no permission.

"This will happen with or without you. Are you with us?" we told the Washington University in St Louis administration in 2003. Put that way, how could they say no? Entirely upon our own initiative, as a courtesy between equals, we adopted their name as our own, establishing a horizontalst, not a hierarchical relationship of mutual respect.

Food Justice Planning Meeting, Thursday Octboer 22 2015, World Community Center, 6pm (438 N. Skinker)

Submitted by Jerome on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 9:20pm.

Here is a message from IFCLA:
"There was a great turnout for the Food Justice Potluck last Friday with IFCLA and our partners Latinos en Axión STL! Sharing good food with good people seems to be the perfect recipe for producing great ideas (pardon my corny jokes). Our discussion touched on many angles of food justice work - from nutrition to land sovereignty to global trade - illustrating how food connects to everything!

Online Petition to Support a Fair Union Contract for Wash U Adjuncts

Submitted by Jerome on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 9:14pm.

Please help us collect as many signatures as possible from students, faculty, parents, and alumni at Washington University in St. Louis by our next Student-Worker Alliance General Body Meeting, Thursday October 25, for presentation to the Provost. The University has hired the highest priced union busting lawyer in the country and we think their strategy is to bargain in bad faith until the end of the 2015-2016 academic year, in the hope that without an acceptable contract our St. Louis Adjunct Action union will fall apart and be decertified. Then they can pick us off one by one.

NOT the Boss's favorite union: STL IWW 2nd birthday picnic sunday august 23, Tower Grove Park

Submitted by Jerome on Sat, 08/22/2015 - 6:37pm.

Dear Wash U CoOperators,
We're not the Boss's favorite union. We are radical in the best sense of the word: back to basics organizing, the union for ALL workers, including the underemployed, the unemployed, and the misemployed. We may not be the Boss's favorite union but we ARE the favorite of the NASCO (North American Students of CoOperation)'s Working Class Caucus.
Please join us for a family friendly picnic at the Cypress South Pavilion in Tower Grove Park to celebrate the two year anniversary of our local branch's chartering!

alternative tour of wash u (for disorientation and reorientation...)

Submitted by Jerome on Sat, 08/15/2015 - 11:42pm.

Alternative Tour of Wash U

PROLOGUE (Hilltop Campus)

reading group TBA on mass incarceration, surveillance state, corporatism, fascism, and more...

Submitted by Jerome on Sun, 03/01/2015 - 5:44pm.

We will soon begin a reading group to discuss "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness" and other books. This will be a visually handicapped friendly discussion group. Second reading TBA. Suggestions include Glennn Greenwald's "No Place to Hide," "the Snowden Papers," William Shirer's classic "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich," and frequent CoOp guest John Ikerd's "A Revolution of the Middle, and the pursuit of happiness..," among others.

Please see for current info re: our Residential Houses; this is the Network site for coOp movement news

Submitted by Jerome on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:15pm.

This site will be retitled "Wash U CoOperative Network, Past and Future Dreams. Please seen for up to tate information about our Residential Houses and for our application. Please "like" the Wash U CoOp on Facebook and Twitter.