To continue to state that the need for hierarchy, leaders and representative politics as the chief or principal avenue for revolutionary change, is to once again reproduce the ideological coordinates of modern society. On the other hand, the idea of systemic change on which this essay relies, and on which an emancipatory politics is said to depend, requires a grassroots centre of gravity and emphasis.

Clearly, Pope Francis’s criticisms of capitalism (as I have discussed here and here) have touched a nerve. They certainly have in the case of Harvard’s

On Sept. 8, community members will pack Oakland City Hall to celebrate the City Council's groundbreaking resolution to support worker cooperatives as a powerful tool for economic development and democratic, empowering workplaces.

The culture surrounding the Internet has a way of changing the meanings of common words. “Democratizing” now means that more people can book air travel or buy stocks online, rather than the older connotations of jury trials or ballot boxes.

Even on a Wednesday afternoon, the Cheese Board pizza shop does brisk business.

Anarcho-syndicalism is one of the major forms of social anarchism. The idea behind anarcho-syndicalism is to combine the economic methods of syndicalism with the revolutionary politics of anarchism.

The move to a new economy is underway, whether we like it or not. The many cracks widening in latter-day capitalism are creating new pressures and opportunities for people to do things differently. The real question is whether we patch over those cracks with more of the same, or nurture the seedlings for a more beautiful world that are sprouting up and breaking through.

Editors: Leslie Brown, Chiara Corini, Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Lou Hammond-Ketilson, Elizabeth Hicks, John McNamara, Sonja Novkovic, Daphne Rixon and Richard Simmons.

Matt Cropp interviews SECU CEO Jim Blaine about credit union growth, scale, and development, among other topics.

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