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.
Part One: Michael Albert on "Participatory Economics, the Economy of a Participatory Society"
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.
Go to. Pt. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
Q & A 1 / 2 / 3
Chair-Meaghan Linick-Loughley-New School SDS
Jessica Azulay-The New Standard, WebRoot Solutions
Brian Dominick-The New Standard, WebRoot Solutions
Richard W. Franke-Montclair State University, NJ
Filmed at Cooper Union, NYC, on 3/15/2008, by Charngchi Way and David Buccola.