Originally published March 8, 2016 by Rethinking Prosperity.
SEATTLE, WA – The realities of growing inequality, political stalemate, and climate disruption just scratch the surface of global issues we face today. It is clear that the current system doesn’t work for the vast majority of people on the planet, and we need to work toward something better.
At the same time new ideas and movements are challenging long held boundaries of what’s politically possible, illustrated by the success of Bernie Sanders, the resonance of #BlackLivesMatter, and campaigns to block the fossil fuel economy.
In order to build a world that puts people, communities and the planet first, we need to imagine what’s possible. We invite you to help us build a learning community for realignment of the economy, environment, and democracy so that all three systems work better for people and the planet.
Read the full article from Rethinking Prosperity for video and photo archives of the University of Washington-Seattle Teach-In.
Originally published in Truthout on Thursday, 21 April 2016. Written by Gar Alperovitz and Ben Manski.
An extraordinary process of change is about to explode this month on campuses and in communities across the United States. Thousands of Americans are coming together in dozens of locations to take on the question of what kind of system should replace capitalism. The process is called the Next System Teach-Ins. Above: University of California, Santa Barbara students and supporters turn out for the first Million Student March. (Photo: Mathew Burciaga / The Bottom Line)