John Duda started working for the Democracy Collaborative as Communications Coordinator in 2011. He holds a B.A. in linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master's degree in Logic from the Universiteit van Amsterdam, and a PhD in Intellectual History from Johns Hopkins University, where his dissertation examined the genealogy of the idea of "self-organization" in politics and the sciences. He is also a founding collective member at Red Emma's, a worker-owned cooperative bookstore and coffeehouse in Baltimore, and has worked extensively as a digital media activist supporting a variety of grassroots independent media projects.
In this article for Yes! Magazine, Democracy Collaborative Communications Director John Duda writes on one of the oldest worker-owned cooperative ecosystems in the world in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and what we can learn from it.
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- Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on August 9th, 2011Intermediary Lending Program is a promising development
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is moving forward with an interesting pilot program that will attempt to use established non-profit community organizations to help make much-needed loans to communities and enterprises which may have previosuly not enjoyed full access to available funding.Read more about New Small Business Administration pilot program leverages community lenders...
- Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on August 1st, 2011An interview with Mike Leung about the WCFCU
One of the things we are most excited about here at Community-Wealth.org is the way in which individual strategies of community wealth building can reinforce each other when they intersect. An explicit effort to create this kind of synergy is underway with the effort to start a credit union for members of worker cooperatives. We askeRead more about Building a credit union to sustain and develop worker cooperatives...