‘What To Do instead of Calling the Police” is a Must Read

Neighborhoods across the nation are in midst of major changes. As they occur, conversations at the local, state and national levels are shining light on countless examples of ongoing brutality from police in already vulnerable communities. In the Bay area for example, where gentrification is on the rise, 311 (nonviolent) calls have gone up almost[…]

The L.A. Co-op Lab is Making Worker Ownership Mobile

*Featured image courtesy of Dr. Pop In Los Angeles, it’s not business as usual. The LA Co-op Lab has launched an exciting new effort to bring the co-op movement to the streets, calling the project “The Mobile Co-op Lab.” According to the Dr. Pop website, “The Mobile Co-op Lab is a collaboration between Dr. Pop, the L.A.[…]

Can Philadelphia launch a new wave of worker cooperatives?

Our friends at the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) have recently won a pretty amazing grant, and Oscar Perry Abello over at Next City just wrote an article on it called Following the Footsteps of African American Cooperatives. The article highlights a Philadelphia-based program called 20 Book Clubs 20 Cooperative Businesses that PACA is organizing,[…]

RISE Update: The challenge of designing a board game that’s fun, accessible, and powerful

Our first game, Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives, has been distributed to over thirty countries and used in homes, classrooms, and movement building spaces. It’s success is largely due to the fact that it is a simple game to pick up while also managing to get across a powerful message. And, of course, it’s a[…]

Reparations and Cooperatives: Building Economic and Racial Justice in the South

The impact of hundreds of years of racial and economic injustice live on in the United States, which is why there’s still a huge racial wealth gap – and in fact, it’s only getting worse. So we need proactive people’s movements to not just redistribute the existing wealth, but to also set up institutions that[…]

Work With Us to Create RISE: Our Next Game for the 99%

Who said the revolution can’t be fun? The world’s changing: students, neighbors, workers, and everyday people are organizing and building movements to take on corrupt corporations and unjust systems. So we at the TESA Collective, the creators of Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives and Loud & Proud, are making RISE – a board game to[…]

These Low-Wage Workers Are Rising Up to Take On Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley has one of the highest concentrations of wealth in the world, and tech companies are reaping massive profits. Most of this tsunami of wealth gets passed onto the tech world’s CEOs, top programmers, and shareholders. But guess who doesn’t get a cut of that enormous pie? Workers like janitors, groundskeepers, landscapers, and security[…]