Category: Reimagining Society

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Marjorie Cohn: Sanders Proposes New Economic Bill of Rights

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders delivered a full-throated defense of democratic socialism in his June 12 speech at George Washington University. Sanders quoted FDR’s 1944 State of the Union address: “We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence.” Sanders, like FDR, proposed an Read more…

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Gilbert Achcar: The seasons after the Arab Spring

Revolt if not revolution in Sudan and Algeria: is this the next phase of a profound change in the Arab world? The uprisings haven’t repeated the mistakes of 2011

Katherine Trebeck: Building a wellbeing economy

Meeting the challenges of the 21st century means ending the pursuit of perpetual growth, and building an economy that is regenerative, collaborative and purposeful

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Vijay Prashad: To Be Effective, Socialism Must Adapt to 21st Century Needs

What exactly is socialism, why did it lose steam toward the latter part of the 20th century, and how do we distinguish democratic socialism, currently in an upward trend in the U.S., from social democracy, which has all but collapsed?

Philippe Marlière: France: The Yellow Vests’ Missed Opportunity

The movement’s most fundamental characteristic is its loathing of representative democracy: the Yellow Vests despise professional politicians and describe them as ‘corrupt’ and ‘incompetent’

Ingar Solty: Why Is There Now Socialism in the United States?

This development is happening in the historically most anti-communist country in the world: the country that is most prone to the so called ‘free market’ among the core-capitalist countries

Isabel Marlens: The Farms of the Future

Farms of the future should be regenerative, diverse, accessible, community-oriented, places of celebration

Martha Lia Grajales: Building Socialism from Below

Chavez’s socialist project lives on as an array of self-organized initiatives

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George Lakey: Vision is finally on the rise in U.S. politics

From grassroots movements to presidential hopefuls, the importance of creating visionary plans for change is no longer being ignored

Martin Parker: Shut Down The Business School

What follows is a transcript of an interview with Martin Parker for ZNet. It took place via Skype and has been edited for concision. Could you start by saying something about yourself. What is your background? Where do you currently work? My name is Martin Parker, I’m a Professor at the University of Bristol in Read more…

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