Posted in October 2012

Political Space – Intercultural Intersections in Politics and the Economy

Political Space – Intercultural Intersections in Politics and the Economy

The Tufts UEP Intercultural Practice Group is hosting a Fall symposium on Friday November 2, 2012. The theme is Political Space – Intercultural Intersections in Politics and the Economy. I’ll be opening the symposium, helping to make the connections between culture and economy and introducing solidarity economy concepts. For more information: https://sites.google.com/site/tuftsicp/events/politicalspace. Advertisements

New report on NYC Participatory Budgeting

New report on NYC Participatory Budgeting

Participatory budgeting is starting to catch on here in the US. It has been developed in practice in other countries, most notably Brazil, and is seen as part of a solidarity economy. It is essentially a process for direct community control over city expenditures. A new report has just been released on New York City’s … Continue reading

The Progressive Struggle to Save Capitalism (repost)

Check out this op-ed piece by Boone Shear and Stephen Healy, first published in Truthout on October 23, 2012. Both are involved in the Worcester Solidarity and Green Economy Alliance and organizers of the October 13, 2012 conference. ****************************** Regulation and reform might eventually manifest a kinder, gentler capitalism, but we’ve seen how hard it … Continue reading

Worker Coop Movie Premiere at Tufts October 24: Shiftchange

Worker Coop Movie Premiere at Tufts October 24: Shiftchange

  The Practical Visionaries Workshop is cosponsoring the premiere of a new film on worker cooperatives on Wednesday October, 24, 2012, 7pm at Tufts University (Barnum 104). Shiftchange features Mondragon, Evergreen Cooperatives, Equal Exchange, and WAGES. The screening will be followed by discussion with the film makers and worker cooperators. ************************** PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY New … Continue reading

Green Stormwater Management in Roxbury

Green Stormwater Management in Roxbury

How can neighborhoods transform themselves into “green zones”? What can we do in Roxbury to support the ecological integrity of the region, while at the same time meet needs of local residents and enhance quality of life? In other words, how can we put justainability into action in our communities? These were among the questions … Continue reading