This is an episode of our From the Archives series, where shows that got lost in our private archives now get their chance to shine. Because of the changing nature of time, some information may be outdated.
On Each For All we cover a lot of positive stories from the co-op sector. This is not one of those stories.
On this program our guest is Aaron Windel, assistant professor in History at Simon Fraser University. He is a historian of Techno-Politics in Britain and the British Empire.
Tonight Aaron shares the not-so-heartwarming story of the use of the co-operative model in late colonialism and decolonization in Africa. This is the topic of his book – Cooperative Rule: The Politics of Community Development in Britain’s Third Empire.
The following is a Academy Award winning film, Daybreak in Udi, directed by Terry Bishop. It provides a frame for looking at the “community development” role the co-operative system played as a means of oppression and colonialism. CW: explicit racism.
This episode originally aired on April 24, 2018.