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Co-operative Revolution competition

If a co-operative pioneer set foot on Mars what would they say as the TV cameras captured the iconic moment? Enter the competition to have your phrase published in The Co-operative Revolution and win a signed copy.

We all know Neil Armstrong’s ‘one small step…’ Co-op Revolution speech but if he had been one of the founders of The Co-operative what might he have said – could you come up with something better?

2012 is the International Year of Co-operatives and The Co-operative are running a unique competition ahead of the launch of The Co-operative Revolution: A Graphic Novel, by radical political cartoonist and activist Polyp, which vividly explores the history of the co-operative movement from its birth in 1844 to its spread across the world today and then takes an optimistic look at the world of 2044, 200 years after the Rochdale Pioneers.

If you can come up with a suitably iconic winning phrase your words will be immortalized in this piece of co-operative memorabilia. Your phrase will be featured as the very last line of our Graphic Novel. Your name will be printed in the credits and you’ll receive a free, signed copy of the book. So send your suggestions here

The graphic novel will be published in September.

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  1. #1 Damien Flinter 09 Aug 12

    Well folks..we've finally landed...and judging from the sterility of the desert conditions...they never did learn to cage exclusive martial competition and develop inclusive co-operation...lets hope we do..before we create another such landscape on that wee wet rock sparkling over my left shoulder.

  2. #2 Ernie Kuechmeister 09 Aug 12


    ’Together let's create a new world and explore the universe.’

  3. #3 Bernard M 26 Sep 12

    In the SF Bay Area the Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives or NoBAWC (pronounced No Boss!) adopted a slogan I came up with ten years ago for a Co-op Conference we put together.

    ’Worker Cooperatives: Democracy in the workplace, responsibility in the Community.’

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