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The World Social Forum: Building Alternative Forms of Globalization
The greatest progressive innovation of our century -- to this point -- has been the World Social Forum (WSF). In the book Another World is Possible: popular alternatives to globalization at the World Social Forum , William Fisher and I first contended that the World Social Forum represented the...
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Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice and the New Jim Crow
If we are to create a society that values black life, we cannot ignore the role of food and land.
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Launching 'New Era of Political Change,' Tens of Thousands March in Madrid
Fueled by Syriza's victory in Greece, tens of thousands of Spaniards joined rising Podemos party in 'March for Change'
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Righting History, 54 Years Later
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Mainstream Media: Who Gets On and Who Does Not
Over the years, discussions about whom the mainstream media gives voice to and whom it excludes are far too general. Editors bristle at the notion that they are anything but fair and objective. Sure, they concede that reporters miss stories, but appearances of bias or censorship, they say, are more...
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Seattle Police Still Going Nuts
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At Selma and Around the World, Pete Seeger Brought Us Closer Together
One of the few missing ingredients in the wonderful new film Selma is the centrality of music during the Selma-to-Montgomery, Alabama march. A tiny snippet of field recordings from the march can be heard at the very end of the movie's credits, but otherwise the movie ignores the constant singing...
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Healing the Criminal Justice System
“It’d be really hard to have a higher recidivism rate than we have in Cook County.” Maybe this is the place to start a brief meditation on changing the world, or at least Chicago . . . known to some of its residents as “Chiraq.” The speaker is Elena Qunitana, executive director of the Adler...
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Syriza’s Win is the Beginning of the End for the Eurozone’s Long Nightmare
On how Greece could change the future of Europe
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Yes, We Can Prosper Without Growth: 10 Policy Proposals for the New Left
In our recent book “Degrowth. A vocabulary for a new era” we argue that economic growth is not only becoming more and more difficult in advanced economies, but that it is also socially and ecologically unsustainable. The global climate, the welfare state, or social bonds that have lasted for ages,...
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