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Democracy & Governance

The Preston Model: interlinked elements of a local economy

Infographic: The Preston Model

The “Preston Model” is helping inspire a new conversation about the role of local government in catalyzing locally-driven economic revitalization and transforming patterns of ownership. read more
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Episode 15: How Communities Can Take Control of Their Police (w/ Max Rameau)

Why “community policing” isn’t going to end police violence, and what real community control of policing could look like. read more
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Stress Test: Democracy Confronts Climate Change

American democracy can’t rise to meet the challenge of a changing climate if we don’t reimagine our economic system. read more

Episode 14: The Job Guarantee & Social Justice (w/ Pavlina Tcherneva)

Why guaranteeing everyone a job can both win crucial gains for all workers and build power to meet community needs. read more
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Episode 11: The Transformative Potential of Public Ownership (w/Andrew Cumbers)

Andrew Cumbers discusses democratic public ownership of industry, large and small. read more

Stories

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
An aerial photograph of a civil commitment facility.

Beyond The Carceral Logic of Civil Commitment

A harm reduction lens can help us understand why really protecting our communities means imagining alternatives beyond incarceration. read more
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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
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Episode 10.2: The Pluralist Commonwealth (w/Gar Alperovitz)

Gar Alperovitz discusses how what he calls the “pluralist commonwealth” charts a course beyond our current broken economic system. read more