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The Institutional Turn: Labour’s new political economy

The Labour leadership is putting together the elements of a new twenty-first century socialist political economy with a direct focus on ownership, control, democracy, and participation. Rolled out across the entire economy, it could displace traditional corporate and financial power in Britain. read more
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Episode 20: Towards the Inclusive Workers’ Movement of the Future (W/ Dorian Warren)

Dorian Warren joins the Next System Podcast to discuss the future of the labor movement, organizing for racial equity and an inclusive economy, and more. read more
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Episode 19: Extraction & Resilience in Appalachia (w/Elizabeth Catte)

Elizabeth Catte, author of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, talks about what simple narratives explaining place-based poverty miss. read more

Episode 16: “Resist & Build”: Discussing the Solidarity Economy (w/ Emily Kawano)

Emily Kawano discusses the solidarity economy as the end and means of system change. read more

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Gar Alperovitz joins Laura Flanders for a conversation about “Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth”

On the latest episode of the Laura Flanders Show, Next System Project co-chair Gar Alperovitz sits down for a discussion of his new book and online resource, Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth. read more
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NYC Convening: Opening Plenary

This plenary opened the Next System Project’s 2016 NYC Convening. read more
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Our Inaugural Teach-Ins: Highlights from NYC

Participants and workshop facilitators from one of the inaugural Next System Teach-Ins share their thoughts and visions for a “next system.” This NYC Convening served as a platform for students, faculty, and community to unite and build together. read more
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Noam Chomsky on the power of student organizing

Can student and campus organizing catalyze systemic social, economic, and political change?  We asked Noam Chomsky to share his take with the networks of activists mobilizing around the Next System Project teach-ins this spring. read more

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Resources

The following organizations are part of the movement working towards discovering and creating systemic solutions to the systemic political, economic, social, and environmental problems in our world today. We understand that our current system is broken, now our task is to find solutions and end this period of crisis. read more

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Solidarity Economy: Building an Economy for People & Planet

The solidarity economy is a global movement to build a just and sustainable economy. It is not a blueprint theorized by academics in ivory towers. Rather, it is an ecosystem of practices that already exist—some old, some new, some still emergent—that are aligned with solidarity economy values. There is already a huge foundation upon which to build. read more
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Addressing the Systemic Challenge at the Heart of Escalating Inequality and Environmental Destruction

Ted Howard’s remarks to the Environmental Funders Network in Cambridge, England, on February 2nd, 2018. read more

Next System Media: An Urgent Necessity

If we want a new economy and real democracy, we need to tackle the media question. Laura Flanders explores what a people-powered 21st century media ecosystem could look like at scale. read more
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Reversing Inequality: Unleashing the Transformative Potential of an Equitable Economy

The US economy’s deep systemic inequalities of income, wealth, power, and opportunity are part of global inequality trends, but US-style capitalism and public policy make inequalities more acute. What are the systemic interventions needed to deconcentrate wealth and move towards a more equal America? read more