Research|Action Supports Cooperatives in Ukraine

The members of Research|Action are horrified about the recent events in Ukraine. We have donated to the Cooperative Development Foundation’s solidarity fund to support cooperatives and “the immediate and ongoing needs of Ukrainian cooperators.” Donations will be distributed through COOP Ukraine. “COOP Ukraine, which includes 15,000 enterprises, 3,000 restaurants, seven hotels, 300 manufacturing businesses and […]

Research|Action 2021 Year in Review

Research|Action just had its fifth full year of operation! We had three major projects last year, the same as in 2020, so let’s review. We concluded a project that started in 2019, working with a cooperative legal group on evaluating a number of their programs. We hope to have a blog post soon on how […]

Research|Action Contributes to Campaign to Close the Atlanta Jail

A new website Out on Bond was launched by the Georgia Working Families Party with information about Atlanta City Council member Michael Julian Bond. This was based partly on research done by Research|Action in cooperation with community groups in Atlanta. They are concerned that Bond has been an obstacle to criminal justice reform and that […]

Research|Action Supports the Poor People’s Campaign

Every year we make a solidarity donation to a group that fights for a better world. This year Research|Action is supporting the Poor People’s Campaign, which is a national effort to confront the “interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism.”

Research|Action Year in Review

R|A just had its fourth full year of operation and overall we feel it was successful. Of course 2020 was the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we acknowledge the disruption to all of our lives. One consequence is that we were unable to meet for our two customary in-person retreats. We really missed being […]

Black Lives Matter!

The Black Lives Matter movement is forcing the country to face how government policy, the economy, the police and other American institutions perpetuate racism and support white supremacy. Research needs to be part of the fight for the lives of people of color, and for justice and equality. At Research|Action, we’ve worked with organizers developing […]

Research|Action Supports Honor the Earth

Every year we make a solidarity donation to a group that fights for a better world. This year Research|Action is supporting Honor the Earth in Minnesota for its determined fight against oil pipelines, for renewable energy, for just human relationships, and for the earth. “Change comes, it’s a question of who controls the change,” Honor […]

Research|Action 2019 Year in Review

R|A just held its 6th semi-annual retreat in Atlanta to review the past year and plan for the future. This was our third full year of operations, and overall we felt it was really successful. Let’s review. We had two major projects this year that provided most of the income and also a few smaller […]

Research|Action Publishes Updated Union Coops Pamphlet

Unions and cooperatives are part of one big movement but we don’t always know it. That’s why Research|Action has been working with the Union Cooperatives Council and other groups over the past few years to help educate the labor movement and cooperative world about how we can work better together. In Madison, WI, that meant the local […]

The State of the U.S. Worker Cooperative Movement

By Abby Scher, Research|Action member. In mid-October, we got a preview of Democracy at Work’s (DAWI) latest census of worker cooperatives and democratic workplaces (think collectively run nonprofits) at the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperative’s annual meeting in Baltimore. There were 414 of these workplaces in the United States in 2018, reported Tim Palmer, DAWI’s […]