Here’s How We Prepare to Be Ungovernable in 2017

Interview with Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson and Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

By Sarah Lazare

January 1, 2017

Excerpt: “Strategies for large-scale disobedience should be buttressed by local plans that simultaneously prepare us for survival and orient us towards social transformation, he argued. “Cooperation Jackson is in the midst of a pivot that we’re calling, ‘Build and Fight,’” said Akuno, explaining that the initiative is premised on the assumption that “the left’s infrastructure domestically and internationally is profoundly weak. There needs to be a building piece in our view. This has to be a primary focus, and we want to build something that leans in an anti-capitalist orientation, like community-production based, cooperatively-owned digital fabrication.””