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Seeding the Alternatives for the Future

Special Bulletin!

Developers posing as Cabot Creamery to avoid detection!

Goddard College has replied that they are choosing to pursue another buyer. This other buyer has been rumored to be Cabot Creamery, but Cabot has confirmed that it is NOT them!

This means that someone was doing title searches for the Goddard campus property under

the guise of Cabot Creamery.

 

It would appear as though Goddard is coordinating with real estate developers who are trying to conceal their actions because they know their acquisition of the campus would be opposed by the communities most affected by its takeover.

The time is NOW!

We have to FIGHT if we are going to be able to safeguard this resource, this gathering place, community resource, and home of countless revolutions!

 

We won't back down! 

 

We are going to continue to raise funding pledges to support closing the sale. We are going to raise the hammer of community force and drive a wedge into their plans. 

 

Together, we WILL defend and

decommodify that campus!

Check out the links below to

join in the resistance! 

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Here is where you can sign our Action Network campaign to write emails to the Goddard College board of trustees and president, Dan Hocoy, demanding that they cease dealings with developers and make the sale to Cooperation Vermont for the preservation of the campus.

Here is where you can donate to the cause.

Thank you for being part of our community!

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About

Cooperation Vermont was established specifically in this bioregion in preparation for future generations to continue liberatory movement work in a world that will look vastly different in the decades to come because of both climate change and a global end stage for the current capitalist framework. 

 

In recognition that we are past too many tipping points and climate catastrophe cannot be averted, we must prepare for what is to come.

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Mission

The mission of Cooperation Vermont is to build thriving community economic and environmental democracy.

Vision

By organizing with local communities and existing efforts in the state, Cooperation Vermont is preparing for continued deterioration of economic and environmental conditions and for the inevitability of displaced peoples. 

 

The vision is to shift away from extractive systems of economic development and, through a Just Transition, collectively create self-sufficient, resilient communities with thriving, ecologically sustainable economies.

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Goals

Worker Ownership

Place the ownership and control over the primary means of production directly in the hands of the working class.

Community Production

Develop ecologically regenerative forces of production including community-controlled digital production

Economic Democracy

Democratically transform the political economy of the bio region

Self Determination

Attain self-determination as a prelude to the decolonization and truly democratic transformation of the United States.
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Approach

Vermont specifically was chosen as a location to implement a Build and Fight strategy; it is projected to be one of the most climate resilient bio regions on the North American continent and has a political and cultural history conducive to scalable experimentation

Strategy

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Cooperatives

Develop stable, living wage jobs through worker ownership in cooperatives in strategic sectors needed locally.

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Food

Strengthen capacity for local food production and connecting existing producers to increase food sovereignty.

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Production

Create local production co-ops to produce goods directly serving locally identified needs.

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Care

Support mutual aid networks for community care including during emergencies.

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Land

Launch a land trust for the creation of affordable housing and ownership of communally stewarded land.

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Education

Grow together on topics such as class struggle, self-determination, economic democracy, and decolonization.

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