Michael Albert

Michael Albert is a founder and current member of the staff of Z Magazine as well as staff of Z Magazine`s web system: ZCom (www.zmag.org). Albert`s radicalization occurred during the 1960s. His political involvements, starting then and continuing to the present, have ranged from local, regional, and national organizing projects and campaigns to co-founding South End Press, Z Magazine, the Z Media Institute, and ZNet, and to working on all these projects, writing for various publications and publishers, giving public talks, etc. His personal interests, outside the political realm, focus on general science reading (with an emphasis on physics, math, and matters of evolution and cognitive science), computers, mystery and thriller/adventure novels, sea kayaking, and the more sedentary but no less challenging game of GO. Albert is the author of 21 books. Most recently these include: Fanfare for the Future (ZBooks), Remembering Tomorrow (Seven Stories Press), Realizing Hope (Zed Press) and Parecon: Life After Capitalism (Verso). Many of Albert`s articles are stored in ZCom and can be accessed there along with hundreds of other Z Magazine and ZNet articles essays, interviews, etc. You can find lots of videos of his presentation, etc., on You Tube, many assembled here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFNaUTpFquT_sifO3P6ojg1wgYLa-T39X

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Reply To: Asking About Parecon/Parsoc

Reply To: Economics Vision and Strategy

Reply To: Economics Vision and Strategy

Reply To: Water Privatization

Reply To: Asking About Parecon/Parsoc

Reply To: Asking About Parecon/Parsoc

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ZNet Articles

Thoughts and Deeds 6: Venezuela, Media, Music

One Big Movement?

Thoughts & Deeds 5: Organization!?

Leninism, Anarchism, or What

Thoughts & Deeds 4: Winning

IOPS for You?

Thoughts and Deeds 3: Participatory Economics

What Is Revolution?

Z Blogs

The First Z Poll – and Z Forums

The Personal Implications of Participatory Economics

Interview Questions…


ZSocial and WorldSocial: Dying, or Being Born

WorldSocial and Us

From Each, To Each – Yet Again

Greek Interview



Asking about Media and Alt Media – and particularly ZCom


The Return of the Coordinator Class

The Financial Crash and the Always-Crisis

Participatory Economy – An Alternative to the Always-Crisis

Participatory Economics: Alternative to Capitalism?

Faceleft: Social Media and Us

Moving Beyond Single Issue Movements

Occupy Wall Street and Beyond

Michael Albert, UK lecture (Trailer)

Z Magazine

We Don’t Have Borders

Why Participatory Economics?

My Generation

What Now?

A Left Electoral Campaign

Rorty the Politico

The New SDS

Science In A Better World

Z Commentary

Fight Forward

Parecon as Anarcho Snake Pit: Scene Setting

Judging Economic Policy

Obama Mania?

Parecon and Aspirations

Fatalism May Be Fatal

Hello Hugo

What, Actually, would it mean to win?


Thinking Forward

Realizing Hope

Thought Dreams

Remembering Tomorrow

Parecon: Life After Capitalism

What Is to Be Undone: A Modern Revolutionary Discussion of Classical Left Ideologies (An Extending Horizons Book)

Moving Forward: Program for a Participatory Economy

Liberating Theory


New Left Lessons

Michael Albert, Julio Chávez, Noam Chomsky and Gregory Wilpert Speak on Building a Society from Below


Z Media Institute: Economic Vision 4/4

Z Media Institute: Economic Vision 3/4

Z Media Institute: Economic Vision 2/4

Z Media Institute: Economic Vision 1/4

Stickiness and the Left


Viewed with one disposition, history has so far been a horribleaccumulation of oppression and sufferi…

It seems to me that movements will only grow sufficiently large and committed to win truly major vict…

Capitalism is a thug’s economy, a heartless economy, a base and vile and largely boring economy. It i…

Movements seeking fundamental changes have always lacked the military means and also the means of mas…

Being activist is not rolling rocks up hills, or digging useless ditches, or blowing into the wind, o…

The U.S. intervention in Iraq, which pummeled the defenseless, was grotesque. But we ought not ignore…

A movement is growing that can persist to fight again and again, amassing strength as it goes. By the…

We are presently taught in schools to endure boredom and to take orders–because that’s what capitali…

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