Roberta 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...

Two Ways to Peace: Draft Resistance and Co-ops

Two Ways to Peace: Draft Resistance and Co-ops

Many of the people who started the first natural food co-ops had cut their teeth in, or at least been inspired by, two other movements: the Civil Rights movement and the movement against the Vietnam War. Dave Gutknecht, longtime editor of Cooperative Grocer, was instrumental in the Twin Cities Draft Information Center, which was founded in 1967 and destroyed by a bomb blast soon after...

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.