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Robert Owen: socialist

‘BBC Radio 4 British Socialism: The Grand Tour – Series 1: From Robert Owen to Keir Hardie Episodes 15 minutes.‘Anne McElvoy traces the emergence of British socialism through the 19th century, from Robert Owen’s visionary schemes for a society based on villages sharing goods … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Citizen Clem

The Wisdom of Citizen Clem – individually & collectively we can make a change #coops #cooperation #together by socialcoopforumwales Chilling out in a sunny climate after organising three events over the past twelve months developing the future of Co-operative Education in … Continue reading

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Robin Murray, posthumous award

The 2017 Albert Medal is awarded posthumously to Robin Murray for pioneering work in social innovation. Robin Murray was a visionary social and economic thinker, whose life’s work was guided by a profound commitment to mutuality and cooperation.  David Smith comments: A very … Continue reading

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Robin Murray

Co-operator and Industrial Economist, author of ‘Co-operation in the Age of Google’, Robin Murray has died. For an appreciation by Hilary Wainwright please follow this link. https://www.opendemocracy.net/neweconomics/life-robin-murray-visionary-economist/ For the Guardian obituary, follow this linkhttps://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jun/19/robin-murray-obituary?CMP=share_btn_link   Photo:Bethany Murray David Smith writes: I … Continue reading

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Co-operative Group AGM Motion 9

CMW Executive Member Chris Hall tackled the issue of pay ratios at the Co-operative Group’s AGM last Saturday. To see him talking about the motion, watch this clip:https://vimeo.com/218332690 To read the transcript follow this link:https://www.dropbox.com/s/gori9b3jzoaqlsk/Chris%20Hall%20pay%20ratios.pdf?dl=0  

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Community Care Co-ops and the Rural Challenge

C&MW’s congratulates Plunkett on this rural  English initiative and warmly welcomes shared working with the innovative Welsh Care to Co-operate venture.

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Japan – Wales Study Tour

Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales has been instrumental in organising a two day study tour of Social Co-ops in Wales for researchers from Japan. Mr Koichi Sato, from the Consumers Co-operative Institute of Japan has a particular interest in the activities of … Continue reading

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Community of Enquiry report

To read the Coop News report on the event ‘A Co-operative Education for a Co-operative Wales?’ follow this link:https://www.thenews.coop/116686/sector/regional-organisations/a-co-operative-education-for-a-co-operative-wales/ To read in Welsh (courtesy of Emrys Roberts, Cardiff) follow this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/phflz20gvt0de15/CoE%28%20Welsh%29.doc?dl=0

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NEWS RELEASE; A New Approach in Education

A complete overhaul of the “Learning Experience” – from primary level through to adult education – is being demanded by David Smith, a Community Activist and former college lecturer from Newport. Mr Smith, who is Secretary of Co-operatives and Mutuals … Continue reading

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Relighting the Fire? Co-operative Education in Wales – 19/11/2016

    Callum Johnston reports on a round table event organised by Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales “To train and educate the rising generation will at all times be the first object of society, to which every other will be subordinate” … Continue reading

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New book by Ed Mayo

        “What matters to us? One way of answering that question is through the lens of values, which have a powerful influence on our attitudes and behaviours. Drawing on a range of case studies worldwide…..this short guide … Continue reading

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Co-operative Group results published today

The Co-operative Group Annual Results 2015 are published today. To view the RNS/Press Release click on the following link: http://www.co-operative.coop/corporate/press/press-releases/headline-news/results-2015/ To view the Annual Report & Accounts click on the following link: http://www.co-operative.coop/annual-results-2015

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Co-ops struggle for recognition in Australia

The Australian April 1, 2016 12:00AM http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/coops-struggle-for-recognition/news-story/ea01a5d5d3f4880a5c1b20891bbbe03f Co-operative and mutual enterprises still remain influential in some sectors of the Australian economy, and yet the federal corporations law, and legal and accounting professions, often fail to recognise their existence. The Corporations … Continue reading

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Robert Owen Museum is recruiting volunteers

The Robert Owen Museum is a small, independent museum in Newtown, celebrating the life, ideas and legacy of Robert Owen. His ideas led to the formation of the Co-operative movement and he was an instigator of free education for workers’ children. He … Continue reading

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Co-operative Press seek new Board Member

      Board member recruitment The Co-operative Press, which publishes Co-operative News, is seeking to recruit a board member.  Co-operative News is the fortnightly magazine and website that publishes news, analysis and opinion from the UK and global sector. … Continue reading

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Co-operative Housing in Loftus Garden Village

Charter Housing, which is part of the Seren Group, is working with the Welsh Government and local people to develop an innovative housing co-operative as part of the eagerly anticipated Loftus Garden Village in Newport – www.loftusgardenvillage.co.uk. Development of the … Continue reading

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Co-op Housing in the Vale of Glamorgan

Wales Co-operative Centre are assisting a co-op housing group in the Vale of Glamorgan. They are looking for creative co-operators who would be interested in purchasing 2 bed houses at c. £215,000 in Wenvoe, as part of a co-operative with … Continue reading

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The Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission – have your say

The Welsh Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission has published its report, which makes recommendations on growing and developing the co-operative and mutual economy in Wales, in order to create jobs and wealth. The ‘Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission Wales Report 2014’was launched … Continue reading

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Wales Commission on Co-operatives and Mutuals launched

Wales needs to embrace co-operatives for bright economic future, says report to Welsh Government Wales needs to embrace the co-operative and mutual business model to achieve a real improvement in social and economic wellbeing, according to a report published today … Continue reading

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Robert Owen International Airport

An online Assembly petition has been launched with the aim of persuading the Welsh Government to rename its newly acquired (Cardiff Wales) Airport as the Robert Owen International Airport. The petition, started by Justin Lilley  of Positive Money, is available … Continue reading

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