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Real Utopia-Left Forum ’08: Discussion Session 2/3

This Left Forum panel proposes vision for what a future participatory society may look like while exploring real world examples in the US, Asia and Latin America, and the strategy and activism needed to take us there. It is inspired by the book Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century (AK Press, May 2008) edited by Chris Spannos.

Q&A 2: Michael Albert on "Democratic Planning" & Brian Dominick on "strategy against state repression" 

Michael Albert is a leading critic on political economy, US foreign policy, and mass media. A veteran writer and activist, he currently works with Z Magazine and ZNet, both of which he co-founded. He has co-authored, with Robin Hahnel, many books on participatory economics. Realizing Hope (2006) and Remembering Tomorrow (2007), a memoir, are his latest books. He lives in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
 
Brian Dominick has been organizing collectives in central New York and elsewhere for nearly fifteen years. He was co-founder of PeoplesNetWorks, the parecon organization that published The NewStandard from 2003 to 2007.

Go to. Pt. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
Q & A 1 / 2 / 3

All Panelists:

Chair-Meaghan Linick-Loughley-New School SDS
Chris Spannos-ZNet
Michael Albert-ZNet
Jessica Azulay-The New Standard, WebRoot Solutions
Brian Dominick-The New Standard, WebRoot Solutions
Greg Wilpert-Venezuelanalysis.com
Richard W. Franke-Montclair State University
, NJ

Filmed at Cooper Union, NYC, on 3/15/2008, by Charngchi Way and David Buccola.

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