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.

Pay it forward for labor, social justice, and human rights

Submitted by Jerome on Sat, 01/31/2015 - 11:20am.

Almost exactly five years ago this event was organized by the Wash U CoOp

We are a growing network of students, faculty, staff, and community members

Submitted by Jerome on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:09pm.

We are a group of students, faculty, staff, and community members dedicated to community building, social responsibility, environmental sustainability, healthy living, cooperative learning, and leadership, not limited to Washington University in St. Louis affiliates, saving our planet with a kind heart and a sense of humor since 2003. We are NOT just a bunch of college students.

We are horizontally related to our namesake, Washington University in St Louis. Neither owns, controls, or dominates the other.

Please see

Twin foundational values: Chutzpah and Humility

Submitted by Jerome on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:03pm.

I heard an interesting interview with two activists, young and old, on NPR's religion program, "On Being," about the new wave of young activism. The thesis was that the new activism is and ought to be aware of the wisdom and life experience of the older generations, to avoid mistakes made in the past, e.g. the sixties. "A movement community invites its critics into the tent," following two habits of the heart, CHUTZPAH and HUMILITY. Please let's put both of these into the new Wash U CoOp Values Box.

Every Day is Labor Day at the Wash U CoOp Because Cooperation Means Working Togetber, People Helping People

Submitted by Jerome on Sat, 08/31/2013 - 11:36am.

Dear Cooperators,

Here is my annual "gratuitous faculty advice letter, that I send every Labor Day. This year I send it a week early. 
The letter is long so I'll be brief:

1) I cannot thank you enough for your support over the years. Relying on a transient group of students and alumni for one's primary support group is a bit risky, but I am honored to be an integral part of this community, and very grateful for individual and collective support. Thank you! I will keep on trying to pay it forward.