Category: Reimagining Society

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Michael Albert: Time Is Not On Our Side Yet

Movements could fight for a shorter workday and work week as a valuable aid

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Justin Podur: York strikers show the way — now let’s build a truly public university

How could we have a totally seamless relationship with the non-university public, in which the university becomes a source of knowledge and not a place where knowledge is locked up to be accessed only by those who pay to be within its walls?

Bécquer Seguín: Podemos’s Latin American Roots

Podemos has gained traction by drawing on lessons from the Latin American left

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Samir Amin: The World Social Forum, Globalization & the Barbarism of Capitalism

Tens of thousands gather for the World Social Forum in Tunis, Tunisia

Geoff Gilbert: Building for long-term progressive revival in Ohio

The OOC seeks to create an environment where people working on different progressive causes can relate to each other on transformational rather than transactional terms

Donya Alinejad: Dear Maagdenhuis, can we please get our shit together?

If the movement for a New University is to win, it must not only formulate its own answers — it must also struggle for the power to implement them

Eric Laursen: Review of Co-operatives in a Post-Growth Era

Co-operatives—not to be flippant—are big business. They exist in 100 countries, have more than 800 million members, and provide some 100 million jobs. Co-ops market half the world’s agricultural production, and 120 million people in 87 countries go to credit unions for their banking and financial services needs. Health care co-operatives service some 100 million people in more than 50 countries. In the U.S. alone, some 30,000 co-ops provide over 2 million jobs

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Marina Sitrin: Nac & Pop Sin Patron

It has for sure been a struggle and is all the time, and as I said before, we started from zero, but what we have is a desire to go forward, the will and, so we do

Isaiah Poole: A Platform for People and the Planet

The platform lays out 12 key planks of a progressive agenda that the two organizations expect to become the foundation of independent progressive political organizing over the next two years

Nicholas Vrousalis: Rethinking higher education

The occupation of the Senate House by staff and students at the University of Amsterdam has rekindled the flame for a free and democratic university

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