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Ben Manski

Ben Manski

Ben Manski is Assistant Professor of Sociology at George Mason University where he is building new programs in Next System Studies. Manski’s work takes in social movements, law, politics, climate and ecology, and the corporation, focusing on democracy, democratization, constitutionalism, next system studies, and he has published widely on these themes. Manski is a lifelong union member. He was an instigator of many pro-democracy mobilizations and organizations, including the Democracy Teach-Ins (1996), 180/Movement for Democracy and Education (1998), Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution (2004), Move to Amend (2010), Wisconsin Wave (2011), and the Global Climate Strikes (2014).

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Earth Day to May Day Point to a New America

"By 2030 we will be on our way to a global economy that provides a good life for all on a living planet," states the Declaration of the 2020's. "Or we will be on an irreversible path to global misery through ecological collapse."

Ben Manski ·


After Trump and Obama: A President’s Day Resolution to Abolish the Presidency

The presidencies of the twentyteens have shown us both the limits of the presidency for a majoritarian progressive politics as well as the beginnings of the dangers of the presidency when wielded by a minority reactionary politics.

Ben Manski ·



Seattle WTO Uprising Still a Force in World Events, 15 Years Later

We live in an era in which it is increasingly normal for individuals not only to reject the power of corporations over their lives, but for some to even occupy public space and defy police and established authorities.

Ben Manski ·




Has Your Town Declared Peace Yet?

Tired of being ignored by the feds, citizens pass city laws declaring peace.

Karen Dolan ·

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