by Fairouz Qoulaii Cooperation, or the act of participating in a common endeavor is a reflex, even a human imperative, that has existed since the dawn of time. It is based on the assumption that people, regardless of their economic class or level of education, know what is good for them and are able to work together to meet their needs in a democratic and inclusive way. Cooperatives and community radio stations are examples of such places. Community Radio: Who Are They? What Role Do They Play? Cooperatives and community radio stations share several common values: They help provide access.