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The Demanding Challenge of Community in an Era of Systemic Transformation

On December 1st, 2016, Gar Alperovitz delivered the plenary lecture at the Pendle Hill Moral Economy Conference in Wallingford, PA, discussing the challenges of building a new community-sustaining political economy:

From Black Lives Matter and climate change activists to Senator Bernie Sanders political organizers, a new movement is building the basis of a historic transformation. How, specifically, can the creation of a meaningful democratic and moral community became central to the transformation of the largest corporate capitalist system in the history of the world? How, specifically, can we build from community to confront some of the larger order challenges true systemic change will require?

Gar's Lecture at Pendle HIll

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Gar Alperovitz’s Conversation with Ecological Civilization: Alternative Futures Conference

On October 28, 2016, Gar Alperovitz spoke to community members and activists at the Alternative Futures: Pathways toward Ecological Civilization Conference in Claremont, California about the Next System Project and the possibilities and strategies for building the next political economy. Learn more and hear other speakers at the Alternative Futures Conference here.

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Michael Reading of Toward Ecological Civilization Interviews Gar Alperovitz

Gar speaks to Michael Reading from the California organization, Toward Ecological Civilization, about the Cleveland Model, the Pluralist Commonwealth, and designing a community-sustaining political-economic system.

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What’s Next with Peter Buffet: Gar Alperovitz on Quantitative Easing for the Planet

What's Next with Peter BuffetOn October 7, 2016, Gar Alperovitz, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, joined Peter Buffet on his radio show, What’s Nextto discuss the possibility of using quantitative easing to avert climate crisis by buying out the fossil fuel industry and transiting to green and renewable energy.

Hear the full radio show here.

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Presentations from the 2016 World Beyond War Conference [Video]

Gar Alperovitz spoke on the following panels at a conference hosted by World Without War, an organization that strives to replace a culture of war with one of peace in which nonviolent means of conflict resolution take the place of bloodshed. The organization hosted their #NoWar2016 conference at the American University School of International Service in Washington, D.C. from September 23rd to 26th. The conference was comprised of a series of panels and workshops, plus an awards ceremony and a protest action. Video courtesy of TheRealNews.com:

Capitalism and transition to Peace Economy


Gar Alperovitz speaks after an introduction by David Hartsough


Jodie Evans speaks in response to Gar Alperovitz

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