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What is Economic Democracy?

Democratize labor! Democratize capital! Democratize democracy! These are the rallying cries David Schweickart deploys in his call for Economic Democracy, one of the first papers in our “New Systems” series exploring viable political-economic alternatives to the present order. 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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LIVESTREAM: NYC Convening Opening Plenary

Join us for the opening plenary of our NYC Convening, a 3-day event that unites community activists, economists, students, and visionaries of all types to envision what the “next system” will truly look like, and how we can build it together. read more
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The Next System Teach-Ins to spark debate from New York to Seattle

Watch members of the UW-Madison community explain why they’re hosting a teach-in and how they are collaborating to organize the weekend-long event. 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
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Webinar: Mapping the Next System

Watch a group of panelists, moderated by Co-chair of the Next System Project Gus Speth, discuss the linkages and intersections of the movement for a New Economy. read more
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What is Energy Democracy and Why Does It Matter? [Webinar]

We co-hosted this online panel with the New Economy Coalition for New Economy Week 2015, featuring speakers from the Institute for Policy Studies, Emerald Cities Cooperative, PUSH Buffalo, and the Asian Pacific Environmental Network. read more
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Power & Connectivity: Medea Benjamin on System Change

Watch Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, discusses her personal journey in systemic thought as well as other topics surrounding building power and connectivity. read more
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Transforming cities, changing the system

The system is broken—so where do we start building a new one? Faced with interlocking ecological, economic, and political crises, local innovators are organizing at the city level to develop real foundations for systemic alternatives. read more