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Episode 12: Black Power Vs. Black Capitalism (w/ Nishani Frazier)

Nishani Frazier discusses the history of CORE’s work for community-based economic development in Cleveland and the potential of today’s new radical black mayors. read more
A women with a megaphone protests near a line of bicycle cops.

Community Control over Police: A Proposition

This historic moment calls for something more significant than additional training or even civilian oversight boards. read more
Strands of barbed wire on top of a wall, beginning to come apart.

Towards the horizon of abolition: A conversation with Mariame Kaba

What will it take to imagine and build a world without prisons? And why are abolition and anticapitalism two sides of the same struggle? read more
Aerial photo of many flooded houses in Houston after Hurricane Harvey.

After the Storms: Defeating Trumpism, Rebuilding America

White supremacists in the streets. Climate catastrophe unfolding on our coastlines. America is broken—how are we going to rebuild it? read more

videos

A pictue of Shirley Sherrod superimposed on a rural field with the words "Free the Land" above

Shirley Sherrod on Land & Community Control

The struggle for Black economic independence: not a lot of people, particularly people of color, have had a chance to design a new community, to be different and equal, co-owned by its residents. read more
A picture of people harvesting plants

Soul Fire Farm: Feeding the Soul, Growing Community

A farm in upstate New York is dedicated to addressing the painful history of farmwork to Black people in the US, while also growing fresh vegetables and community surrounding it. read more
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Gender, Race, and the Next System

The Laura Flanders Show, in collaboration with the Next System Project, has been taking up themes of gender and race, and their intersectionality with the next economic system. read more
Line of African Americans under billboard picturing smiling happy white people, with text reading "There's no way like the American way"

Phil Thompson on the Historical Fight for Civil and Economic Rights

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Phil Thompson discusses the historical opposition to slavery as a labor system, and the Black struggle to advance economic and human rights. read more

collections

Prisons and policing: systemic challenges and alternative visions

What can advocates for a more democratic economy learn from the movements for the abolition of prisons and policing? read more

reports

Reports

Democratizing Wealth: A Next System Model for the U.S. South and Beyond

Democratizing Wealth: A Next System Model for the U.S. South and Beyond

The problem with the existing system is not that it does not produce absolute equality but rather that it denies the overwhelming majority the opportunity to utilize their skills, energy, and interest in being productive members of the community. read more

Reports

Building a Cooperative Solidarity Commonwealth

Building a Cooperative Solidarity Commonwealth

Nembhard describes a solidarity system as a non-hierarchical, non-exploitative, equitable set of economic relationships and activities geared toward the grassroots. read more