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In this time of unprecedented crises, Congress and the Biden administration must respond through unprecedented action
No speculation is needed. Those who wield power are demanding it. The only question is how much opposition they will encounter
'Smartest Thing We Can Do Is Act Big'
A Palestinian people with a coherent, collective narrative will always exist no matter the geography, the physical hardship and the political circumstances -- what Israel fears most
War propaganda permeates our society
The great majority of Americans opposed the Trump tax cut of December 2017. So what? It went through anyway.
The First Amendment cannot be invoked to save Trump from an abuse of power so egregious and deadly. To do so would be to turn the amendment on its head.
24 Questions and Answers
Harrison played unique roles in the largest class-radical movement (socialism) and the largest race-radical movement (the “New Negro”/Garvey movement) of his era
What if it meant something when he said we should “open our souls instead of hardening our hearts”?
Interview on impeaching Trump and using the 14th amendment against others responsible for attack on the Capitol
But the belief that America previously had a well-functioning democracy is an illusion
Venezuela Sends Oxygen and Doctors to Brazilian Amazon, Mexico Cedes Vaccines to Poor Countries, U.S. and Russia Refuse to Join COVAX
Renata Hesse, who has worked for Google and Amazon, is the leading candidate to run the Justice Department’s antitrust division
While world leaders remain quiet, AMLO stands alone in speaking for freedom of speech — and has offered Assange asylum in Mexico
22-year-old Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in American history
A look at a book by a Black Lives Matter Founder, Alicia Garza: The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart
Whether Trump will survive the error of judgment that turned major power centers against him is unclear. He may well do so
It is hard to imagine how the government’s handling of the pandemic could have been more catastrophic
Will a participatory economy be any better for the environment than capitalism?
When women fly planes and go up in space shuttles our hearts swell with pride, but when they lead protests and question, we deny them agency and express solicitude
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Unless working people, the general population, take part in the class struggle, they’re going to get it in the neck
While the Biden plan is not as comprehensive as that proposed in the Democratic primaries by Jay Inslee or as radical as Bernie Sanders’ plan, it has the potential to make very substantial reductions in GHG emissions while creating substantial numbers of climate jobs
According to a recent United Nations report, more than a million species of plants and animals are currently threatened with extinction because of human activities
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We must push our politics beyond the cul-de-sac of so-called political realism
Twenty-five thousand National Guard troops arrive in D.C. for Joe Biden’s inauguration, more than three times the number present at Trump’s inauguration
Interview on the troubling prospect that members of Congress may have aided the Capitol insurrectionists and he lays out an ambitious agenda for the new Senate
Interview on what kind of world could come after capitalism
Investigating the who, what, and why behind the QAnon conspiracy movement to understand its radicalizing impact on society, in the wake of the Capitol riots
Two related events—the 75th anniversary of the January 24, 1946...
Trump incited his supporters to violently storm the Capitol Building...
It’s clear that technical departments within the UN sometimes have...
One of the reasons people may get duped into seeing...
Albert Essay Series on Socialist Upsurge
Oldest essays at top, Newest at bottom
Ethics of It / Judging Societies
Society’s Pie / Disputing Pie Slices
Property Problem / Who Decides?
Who Does What? / Balanced Jobs
Disputing Balancing Jobs
Classlessness? / Markets or what?
Disputing Participatory Planning
Judging Participatory Socialism
Some Strategic Implications
The Polity / Community and Culture
Gender and Sexuality
Socialism or Participatory Society
Socialism: Ecology or Nothing
Parecon / Parsoc
See also under Vision in the top Menu
Polychroniou: What Is ParEcon?
Albert: Intro to ParEcon
Albert: Parecon's History
Albert: Addressing Criticisms
Albert: Interrogating Parecon
Sargent: Post Sexist Society
Podur: Life After Racism
Peters: Kinship Vision
Shalom: Visionary Pol
Shalom: Future Pol
Albert: Parecon & Parsoc
Albert: 7 Reasons for Parecon
Activism and vision
Thoughts and Deeds
Our Lydia, Your Lydia
New Online School
PARC and RevolutionZ host School for Social and Cultural Change (SSCC). First courses Jan 1. Sign up now:
- Life After Capitalism by Michael Albert
- Revolt and Transcendence in Popular Music by Sandy Carter
- Societies Against the State by Andrej Grubacic
- Encrypt by Any Means Necessary by Jon S. Uss
Key Strategic Issues
Emanuele Queries Albert
Persistence, or Pigheadedness?
Win? Or Defeat Ourselves?
Voters' Motives and Left Agendas
Talking About Noam Chomsky
Where Are We with Noam Chomsky
Left Culture and Movement Prospects
Winning Participatory Socialism
Violence? with Kathy Kelly
Dealing with Differences
A Class Between Labor and Capital
Talking About Writing
Activism With Vincent Emanuelle
Talking with Noam Chomsky
Selected PARC Videos
PARC and RevolutionZ together host a new online school, SSCC, and we are happy to present a selection of PARC's videocasts here on ZNet.
Selected Collective 20
Collective 20’s members include Medea Benjamin, Michael Albert, Noam Chomsky, and 14 other writers. Visit collective20.org for a full archive and more.
Selected for Activists
Sanders: End Business as Usual
Greenwald: New War on Terror
Stancil: Bold FDR-Style Agenda
Taylor: Building Modern Movements
Chomsky: Coup Attempt
Albert: ParEcon, Ecology, Anarchism
Street: On “True Democracy”
Jorden: COVAX Agreement
Rein: Crack the White Bloc?
Klikauer: Global Minimum Wage
Kelly: Massacre of the Innocents
Nolan: Keep Our Heads
Solomon: Dupes of Our Hopes?
Glick: Revolution Around the Corner
Kanji: Homeless Evictions
Solomon: Don’t Trivialize J6
Rasmus: Biden’s ‘Plan’
C20: Overcoming Our Tendencies
Flanders: Learn From Georgia
Feffer: America and the Mob
Wilson: Swarming Solidarity
Todd: ‘Deaths of despair’
Scher: End Cash Bail
Pearson: Abortion Rights
MacLeod: Tech Giants’ Power Is Scary
Fitz: Two Principles of Racial Equity
Camp: Violent Mobs
Mellins: Tax the Rich
Queally: Next Global Strikes
Prashad: Where Liberty Is a Statue
Bello: Neoliberalism Fueled Trump
Falk: Twitter: Why We Should Worry
Patnaik: People going hungry
Ellis-Petersen: Mass protests winning
Benjamin: Outrage Against Cuba
Solomon: Progressives and Fascism
Benjamin: Coup Plotter Nuland
Biden’s China Conundrum
Emanuele: Global Labor Solidarity
Anderson: Market-Driven Education
Astore: POW Nation
Cook: Twitter’s ban on Trump
Corbyn: Build a Better Future
Macfarlane: Make-or-break year
Santos: Trump won’t take cyanide
Solomon: Progressive Policies
Prins: Financial Worlds
Albert: A Brief Query
Cole: Yes, it Was a Coup Attempt
Nader: Can Justice Overtake Trump?
Buyniski: Big Tech
Moore: 7 Critical Truths
Davis: Riot on the Hill
Feffer: Boycott, Purge, Prosecute
Street: Failed Fascist Coup
Chomsky: Avert Disaster
Devereaux: Planned but Ignored
Friedman: Keep On Keeping On
Bello: U.S. Enters Weimar Era
Sirota: Insurrection Predictable
Seymour: English Left in retrospect
Raptis: Nazis, Commies, etc (Part 1)
Johnson: Think Big
Nolan: Unionize Big Tech
Chomsky: Life on Earth
Rios-Jara: Student activism
Pizzigati: Ring a Global Alarm
- Clueless on
- Overcoming Our Suicidal Tendencies on
- Two Principles of Racial Equity that Outrage Liberals on
- The Country Where Liberty Is a Statue on
- President Biden’s China Conundrum on
- McConnell Cynically used the Trump-Monster to get Tax Cuts and SCOTUS, Now Dropping him like a Squeezed Orange on
- Denouncing Republican Evils While Demanding Progressive Policies on
- America Has Entered the Weimar Era on
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Albert: Video about Screenplay
Albert: Hollywood On My Mind
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