Everyone knows that our current social and political systems aren’t working, but nobody seems to knows what to do about it or what kind of a system would be better. Cooperation Plano is a political project to bring people together into formal systems of cooperation in ways that directly create a new and better system.

Cooperation Plano is not a political project in the conventional sense, but it starts with the assumption that true politics is the shared responsibility of all and seeks to create the conditions within which ordinary men and women can participate in the social, political, and economic lives of their community.

Points of Unity

Direct Democracy We believe that all people should have an equal voice in determining our common future. We organize for self-determination by having decision-making power come from the bottom up. All power to the people. Anti-Hierarchy We oppose systems of domination. We fight against capitalism, patriarchy, imperialism, white supremacy, and all other forms of oppression, …


Vision As Cooperation Plano we envision a world where humankind is globally organized in non-hierarchical communities of directly democratic assemblies and confederations in symbiotic relationships with each other and with the natural world. Mission Our mission is to serve the emergence of directly democratic neighborhood assemblies in the Plano area that confederate with each other, …

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