Lynette Malles

CO-OP WARRIORS SEEK RECONCILIATION AND UNDERSTANDING

CO-OP WARRIORS SEEK RECONCILIATION AND UNDERSTANDING

On Saturday, February 13, Roberta and Lynette Malles will be presenting “Co-op Warriors Honored: Revisiting the Co-op Wars of 1975-76,” a free workshop that seeks to better understand the Co-op Wars and to heal the wounds and broken relationships that persist from the conflict...

Echoes of the Co-op Wars in the Occupy Movement

Echoes of the Co-op Wars in the Occupy Movement

In this interview for Radical Roots from 2013, ex-Cooperative Organization (CO) member Lynette Malles reflects on the divisions within the Twin Cities Occupy movement that resemble those in the early co-op movement, and how Occupy Homes flirted with the techniques that did so much damage when practiced by the CO...

Ex-COers Host House Parties for Radical Roots

Ex-COers Host House Parties for Radical Roots

What a weekend! We were honored to have two events put on for Radical Roots, one by Roberta & Lynette Malles at their home and another by Rob Ramer at Pangea World Theater. Both featured very thoughtful discussions about the history and future of the food co-ops as well as insight about the Co-op Organization (CO) from people who had been part of it for many years. There are so many lessons to be learned from the "Co-op Wars" about how to be effective activists for justice.