How Grace Lee Boggs Changed My Life

How Grace Lee Boggs Changed My Life (and Maybe Yours too) By Scott Kurashige via Reappropriate Twenty years ago, I wrote to Grace Lee Boggs completely out of the blue. She had no basis for knowing who I was or what I was involved in. In fact, I had only recently learned about Grace through the research of my friend, Jung Hee Choi. In the spring of 1998, I was 27 years old and officially a PhD student at UCLA. However, I [...]


How To Build a New World

How to Build a New World in the Shell of the Old Every city has its graveyard of nonprofits, cooperatives, social clubs, and community centers. Without a strategic vision, local projects cannot possibly amount to a systemic alternative to capitalism. The latest contribution from the SYMBIOSIS RESEARCH COLLECTIVE  via The Ecologist “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” – Arundhati Roy In the first two articles of this series, we alluded to [...]


Resist and Build: Discussing Solidarity Economy with Emily Kawano

via The Next System Emily Kawano, coordinator of the US Solidarity Network, Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS), and co-director of the Wellspring Cooperative in Springfield, Massachusettes, joins us to discuss her work on the Solidarity Economy. Adam Simpson: You’re listening to the Next System Podcast. Our guest is Emily Kawano, a coordinator at the US Solidarity Economy Network, a board member of the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS). She is also the Co-Director of the Wellspring [...]

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