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Announcing a Global Teach-In

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January 11, 2012
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Announcing a Global Teach-In
Building a new economy and new wealth through democracy networks, green jobs, and an alternative financial system

by Dr. Jonathan M. Feldman

(Editor's Note: We are posting this as a service to our readership. Due to lack of research time we are not able to endorse it.)


The Global Teach-In will be a a participatory live broadcast happening on April 25, 2012 at 12:00PM EST, 18:00 CET. It will take place in multiple sites in the US and Europe (perhaps elsewhere).

The Teach-In will focus on
• explaining the crises
• showcasing alternative economic, political and media models
• promoting global links, and
• facilitating grassroots participation.

It will be a multi-hour broadcast in which experts, organizers, activists and local teach-ins will be linked through a livestream or similar on-line format. It will also try to get radio and television broadcasters to cover the event live.The first part of the teach-in will describe problems and the foundation for solutions to the triple crisis and describe the current moment of democratic change sweeping the globe.

The second part will showcase local and national solutions: ranging from local economic development initiatives to mass community mobilizations, to cases of alternative
budgeting and mass transit development. Green jobs initiatives will be described.

The Global Teach-In is designed to link a multiple number of cities in real time in support of a threefold agenda:
(a) address the economic, energy supply and ecological crisis,
(b) present global, national, and regional alternatives, and
(c) create a framework for follow up after the teach-in to exploit the power of local examples (cross learning) and the economies of scale in media, economic and political power represented by the Global Teach-In network.

More information at the web site and at 

Contact Information

Dr. Feldman is

- Visiting Researcher, REMESO Institutet,Linköping University

- SMART Fellow, University of Michigan

- Associate Professor, Department of Economic History, Stockholm University

S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 707981634 or +468162843

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