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Video of Mark Drakeford & Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd

The Video of Mark Drakeford & Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd pupils is now available on our YouTube channel

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Owen’s 250th Anniversary 2021 celebrations to date

Huw Irranca-Davies gave an excellent “90 second statement” in the last Senedd https://www.huwirranca-davies.wales/?wix-vod-comp-id=comp-jtff6odi&wix-vod-video id=7711ea0cb58747988b2b613b9a079bf9 The Executive Editor, Co-operative Press Wales interviewed the First Minister on March 20  (See the June edition of Co-op News) In March 2021 Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd … Continue reading

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International Co-operators Day – Owen event 3rd July 2021

Join our joint event with Llafur: 3rd July 2021 at 9.30am with a 30 minute lecture by Prof Chris Williams on ‘Does Robert Owen’s Legacy still resonate in the 21st century?’ Followed by Q&A. Chair: Mick Antoniw MS  10.35 am: … Continue reading

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Annual National Robert Owen Day event/s starting 2022 consultation

What are your ideas? Arising from Robert Owen’s birthday celebration, ideas are being developed as to how the Movement contributes to his Legacy in 2022? We aim to continue this conversation on: Saturday, 3rd July 2021, 09.30-11.35 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-co-operators-day-owens-legacy-and-co-operative-learning-registration-151288222145    Meanwhile: … Continue reading

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Robert Owen’s 14 May 2021 250th Anniversary event

Seventy participants celebrated Owen’s birthday with a programme from Newtown to Japan and back again, making this a memorable celebration. Activity included: Welcome by Cllr. David Selby, Mayor of Newtown, joining us, with floral tribute from the Co-operative Group Greetings: … Continue reading

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Newtown school children from Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd who recently interviewed Mark Drakeford about Robert Owen

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Was Robert Owen a Radical Visionary or just a very canny businessman? Owen’s 250th Legacy Celebration. What lessons can we learn for the 21st Century?

Greetings! Participants wishing to attend our Friday 14th May & Saturday 3rd July 2021 events please see two separate Eventbrite links. For Friday May 14th  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/co-operative-movement-founder-robert-owens-250th-anniversary-celebration-registration-150928771017    For  Saturday July 3rd https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-co-operators-day-owens-legacy-and-co-operative-learning-registration-151288222145  English and Welsh messages follow with  a programme for … Continue reading

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Robert Owen’s 250th Anniversary raised in the Senedd today

Here is Huw’s great contribution in the Senedd today and the Minister (Rebecca) response – Huw Irranca-Davies | Member of the Senedd | Wales (huwirranca-davies.wales) Many Senedd members generally seemed agreeable to his remarks. No reference is made to the … Continue reading

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This is the most important clip you’ll ever see!

We have never seen a stronger case advanced for the role and values of the global Co-operative Movement https://twitter.com/trocaire/status/1363451681753755648  full version on https://vimeo.com/513437415    Here is Dr. Mike Ryan speaking at a @trocaire event speaking about the catastrophe we’re walking into. We … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about Fairtrade

“For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks. mine our … Continue reading

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Celebrate Robert Owen’s 250th Anniversary

Robert Owen (1771-1858) was a great man of history who pioneered modern socialism, the trade union and co-operative movements. He has never been given the recognition he deserved and many of his ideas from enlightening the “dark satanic mills” around … Continue reading

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Co-operation and a 21st-Century Food Strategy for Wales

At a time of declining wages of cotton and woollen workers failing to improve wages and conditions, the Co-operative Movement grew out of the efforts of early Owenite socialists and chartists and the need for pure, unadulterated goods, keen pricing … Continue reading

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Welsh Food Alliance 2009

With the current covid-19 lockdown, food access for older people is a key  issue in this current pandemic. We are pleased to make available a 2009 Welsh Food Alliance report of a UK Older People’s Food Summit on growing malnutrition in an ageing society, … Continue reading

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Equality

International Women’s Day – 8 March 2019 – This year is themed around gender-balance Balance drives a better working world. Let’s all help create a #BalanceforBetter https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme

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Adult Education 100 – Making its Mark February 2019

The aim of this newsletter is to give you an update of recent events and also describe how you can contribute your expertise and ideas to both the campaign and the Centenary Commission. Disappointingly (though perhaps unsurprisingly in these troubled … Continue reading

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An Invitation to Think Cooperatively, Learn Collectively

Saturday, September 8th 2018 9.30am for 10.00am – 4.00pm The Tabernacle Chapel, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AJ Bringing together co-operative and community activists for shared learning

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In wolves’ clothing? Fake Non-Profits

David Smith recommends a blog post by Ed Mayo. https://edmayo.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/fake-non-profits-2/  

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Report: Adult Learning in the Community for the Community

A link to the third C&MW event, held last November can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/43ch4a0ono551bc/CMW%20Co-operative%20conference%2018%3A11%3A17%20report%20%20.pdf?dl=0

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Change

David Smith remembers a speech by Barack Obama: “Change will not come about if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for”. (Chicago 2008)

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From Chris Hall: North & Mid Wales Co-operative Party Education Policy Submission: A Co-operative Education Policy for Wales

Is there a need for Co-operative Education in Wales? What would an ‘excellent‘ Co-operative Education system in Wales look like? How can Co-operative Education in schools engage communities and embrace adult learning? Can curriculum development and teacher training be given … Continue reading

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