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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Strategies for Change

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June 26, 2019

RE: Polarization: 3

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Black Live Matter Activist and Tea Party organizer discuss politics

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June 19, 2019

RE: Polarization 2

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A conservative organization is focused on depolarizing political conversations.

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June 10, 2019

Solidarity Economy Roads

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Razeto starts with an analysis of two perennial sources of transformational energy: the “impoverished and untenable” situation of those who are marginalized and subordinate in the existing order, and the profound dissatisfaction of those better situated who nonetheless hope for a better society in which higher values and ideas are made real. Challenging the wide-spread notion of “system change,” the idea that “the existing social order – understood as a “system” – must be replaced by a different one: a new type of society,” Razeto critiques the focus on conquest of power, and the emphasis on politics as the “proper arena for the application of forces tending to the construction of a better society.”

June 7, 2019

RE: Polarization 1

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February 11, 2019

Solidarity Economy Roads

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In this chapter, Razeto introduces the first solidarity economy road, which starts with the self-organized economic activities of people living in poverty, on the margins of the dominant economy. After describing the reality of poverty and marginalization, Razeto defines the term “popular economy,” traces its structural causes, and explains its relation to solidarity economy.

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January 14, 2019

Solidarity Economy Roads

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The need for a solidarity economy. Translated from Spanish.