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Alternative Economic Models proposed for the 21st Century by a new U.S. Group

The Next System is a new project “that seeks to disrupt or replace our traditional institutions for creating progressive change”. Its backers include Greenpeace President Annie Leonard, clean energy champion Van Jones, United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard, Gerald Hudson, Mark Levinson and Peter Colavito from Service Employees Intl Union, Ron Blackwell, UNITE and AFL-CIO, Joe Uehlein from the Labor Network for Sustainability, climate activist Bill McKibben, and hundreds of other prominent academics including Noam Chomsky, Frances Fox Piven, and Jeffrey Sachs. 87 more words

Howard Zinn and the Other Side of American History

Everyone knows that “history is written by the victors.” Many people will have also heard Lord Acton’s dictum that “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Rather than being thought of as cliches, I would classify these two sayings as something closer to axiomatic principles of history, if such things exist. 5,006 more words


I poveri e invisibili non votano nemmeno negli Stati Uniti

Scomparse le macchine politico-clientelari, i partiti cercano solo il voto della middle-class. E nella società separata americana i poveri smettono di essere rappresentati. Parliamo ancora di povertà a cui è dedicata la copertina di pagina99we in edicola. 508 more words


Bucks County Conference Focuses On What Older People Can Do To Promote Peace

By Kim Glovas

NEWTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – A Bucks County retirement community is not resting on its laurels, but reaching out to promote peace in the first ever “Peace Conference at Pennswood Village”  Friday. 194 more words


Is The Cloward-Piven Strategy Being Used To Destroy America?

Is The Cloward-Piven Strategy Being Used To Destroy America?

alt-market.com ^ | 7/3/14 | Brandon SmithPosted on 7/3/2014, 8:23:39 PM by Kartographer

In the mid-sixties at the height of the “social revolution” the line between democratic benevolence and outright communism became rather blurry. 452 more words

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What is Oligarchic Inevitability?

I’ve written here before about an idea I call ‘democratic efficiency‘: the belief that one can infer popular beliefs from institutional outcomes because aggregated individual choices are manifested in an unmediated fashion in politics and policy. 982 more words