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.
Ithaca DSA Presents is a half-hour talk program covering local, national and international politics, economics and labor produced by Theresa Alt and the Ithaca chapter of Democratic Socialists of America. Ithaca DSA is dedicated first of all to democracy, and to bringing democracy into the economic sphere. We are not a political party that runs candidates. Rather, we are a political organization that engages in many activities as needed: electoral politics, issue politics, organizing, protest, and education. You can find lots of information on our national website. The main project of Ithaca DSA is our weekly community access cable television program "Ithaca DSA Presents". It airs on Channel 13, and tapes can be borrowed from the Alternatives Library in Anabel Taylor Hall on the Cornell Campus.