Jun 05, 2009
Last April, I wrote about A New Way Forward,
a new and growing movement organized via the web and founded by young
people who want to take back the power of the ordinary citizen to
affect our economic structure. The organization's coming-out party took
place last April 11 with more than sixty coordinated events coast to
coast all making the case for alternative bailout plans based on the
This new video, which neatly breaks down the causes and effects of the
economic crisis, is the basis for the next day of action staged by A New Way Forward.
Next week on June 10, at small and large events nationwide, there'll be
numerous screenings of the video along with panels, workshops,
teach-ins, protests and rallies. As the banking industry continues its
secret lobbying in DC, A New Way Forward advocates using antitrust laws
and competition to limit the influence of big banks and shed light on
the shadow banking sector. These events are part of a continuing effort
to forge a serious grassroots discussion of the economy ad how to
leverage antitrust law toward a more populist bailout. Find an event near you. If there's nothing near you, click here for tips on how to host your own event.
Organizers are planning many different events, from small group house
parties to large group public gatherings. In Washington DC, Former
Chief Economist of the IMF Simon Johnson will be keynoting what's
expected to be a large event in the Gold Room of the Rayburn House
Building. The organizers hope to attract citizens with a disparate
range of views who will hold one idea in common: our current economic
trends must be reversed. Join ANWF's Facebook group for updates, and learn more about the plan for structural change and what we can achieve.
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