LIVESTREAM: Richard Wolff on acTVism Munich
On January 15 at 1pm EST, U.S. time, Richard Wolff will be joining a panel on Freedom & Democracy alongside Jürgen Todenhöfer, Jeremy Scahill, Paul Jay, Srećko Horvat and Edward Snowden. Please follow any of the links below to join the livestream on the acTVism website, Facebook or Twitter:
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About: “At the end of the Second World War a new era of globalization of capital and production began that continues on today and is enforced through manifold free trade agreements. In addition, the disparity between rich and poor is growing ever larger and global society is experiencing the increasing regression of stability and civil rights. Are these events interconnected? Can we see a pattern? We will speak with international experts about supposed structures and connections to find out if and how we can make a change for the better of all.”
I'll be watching, hope everyone else can join, too!
Mary Douglas started a proposal February 10th, 2017 01:07
Democratize The Enterprise Closed 7:02pm - Sunday 12 Feb 2017
Hi Guys. As the new groups coordinator, I'm trying to figure out ways to make our dreams of a worker ownership society a reality. One Idea is to have a Worker Ownership "ALEC" of sorts, as a reference for people who want to lobby their state legislators to pass worker owner bills of all kinds. There are concrete to-dos that all activists can use to start changing the system. I would like to get the group's thoughts on this idea and also solicit any expertise in any area of web design, marketing, finding model bills, and online organizing.
Our idea is to partner with groups who may be amenable to making change and ask them to adopt this type of economic platform and lobby for it on their home turf. This way we can start seeing change.
If you think you have the expertise or time to help with this project, we have a slack and a trello board started- please let me know and I can add you.
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Sean B Higgins
February 10th, 2017 01:22
Ralph Nader just put out a book which details the process involved using the power of your local reps to make change.
I suggest it would be good to look into it.
I haven't read it nor am I associated with Ralph Nader.
February 10th, 2017 01:58
Shareholder/stakeholder owned & operated is 1 thing, democratized enterprise is another. Having seen & been part of both, those who do not have necessary expertise/skills, but seek to be part of the decision process are enterprises that do not work.
February 10th, 2017 13:30
There's no way to improve the present model in a long-term sustainability way. Instead we create a parallel model that can coexist. Then simply sit back and wait for "the people" to favor the one over the other.
February 10th, 2017 18:33
I think it would be a mistake for cooperatives to wait until they're more established to start exerting their will politically. We can't ignore the existing system that we're dependent on.