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Gar Alperovitz, a leading scholar and activist in the building of a new economy, speaks on “Democratizing the Emerging Economy.” Cooperatives, social enterprises, public banks and other new structures provide a new vision for the next economy. Alperovitz, the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, will explain how this work, especially the various forms of cooperative ownership, is helping to lay the groundwork for important new directions in the coming era that will see major political and economic changes. Alperovitz’s latest book is America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy, which diagnoses the long-term structural crisis of the US economic and political system and offers detailed, practical answers to the problems. He is also the author of Unjust Deserts: Wealth and Equality in the Knowledge Economy (with Lew Daly), Making a Place For Community (with Thad Williamson and David Imbroscio), Rebuilding America (with Jeff Faux), Atomic Diplomacy and The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb. Alperovitz is a founding principal of the University of Maryland-based Democracy Collaborative, a research institution developing practical, policy-focused, and systematic paths towards ecologically sustainable, community-oriented change and the democratization of wealth. Alperovitz’s talk was sponsored by Cooperation Texas, an Austin-based non-profit committed to the creation of sustainable jobs through the development, support and promotion of worker-owned cooperatives. Video produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix/Austin Indymedia production. http://zgraphix.org
Joe McEvoy,CJE – The following editorial from; William Rivers Pitt, Truthout is a welcome revelation from at least one “Progressive” news and opinion outlet. Let’s hope it is not just another voice in the “Cyber Wilderness”.
Mr. Pitts moral awakening is not total and the fog from his “Coma” still hasn’t lifted completely.
Although Mr. Pitts contrition is heartfelt and revealing, his inability to let go his Obamachrist Religion completely is obvious (to me). I prey his recovery will continue and with enough therapy be complete.
Mr. Pitts states in this article;
Make no mistake, now: that’s not an “Obama is the same as Bush” argument. Nobody is Bush, because Bush stands alone, and whoever makes that kind of equivalency either slept through the first eight years of this century, hit their head and forgot what those eight years were like, or is trying to sell you something.
Let me assure you Mr. Pitt; I have not slept through the first eight years of this century. I was wide awake through the many marches is Washington, the bugging of my car, the attacks on my computers and the sickening visions of real terror from “America the Beautiful”. I did not hit my head and forgot what those eight years were like either, nor am I trying to sell anyone anything.
I do believe Obama is as evil as Bush, in some ways worse. The dead, tortured and oppressed are the foundations of that belief. The Capstone; Mr. Obamas’ refusal to prosecute any Bush war criminals, portrayers of crimes against humanity or war profiteers.
To your good health Mr. Pitt…