[HCCN] 1/9 screening of "The Next American Revolution" in Belfast

Kate Harris kate at earthlovers.org
Tue Jan 7 09:30:52 EST 2014


On Thursday, January 9 at 6:30pm in the Belfast Free Library, there 
will be a free community screening of "The Next American Revolution: 
Beyond Capitalism and State Socialism" with historian and political 
economist Gar Alperovitz. Co-sponsored by the 
<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooperative-Development-Institute/159519010762713>Cooperative 
Development Institute (CDI) and the 
<https://www.facebook.com/belfastcooperative>Belfast Co-op. Rob 
Brown, Maine Cooperative Development Specialist with CDI, will lead a 
post-film discussion.

While there's been no shortage of commentary about the structural 
crisis plaguing the American economic and political system, from wage 
stagnation and chronic unemployment to unchecked corporate and state 
power and growing inequality, analyses that offer practical, 
politically viable solutions to these problems have been few and far 
between. This illustrated presentation from distinguished historian 
and political economist Gar Alperovitz is a rare and stunning 
exception. Pointing to efforts already under way in thousands of 
communities across the U.S., from co-ops and community land trusts to 
municipal, state, and federal initiatives that promote 
entrepreneurship and sustainability, Alperovitz marshals years of 
research to show how bottom-up strategies can work to check 
monopolistic corporate power, democratize wealth, and empower 
communities. The result is a highly accessible look at the current 
economy and a common-sense roadmap for building a system more in sync 
with American values.

Watch the trailer at:  http://vimeo.com/60275490

Yes! magazine review: 
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/new-film-calls-worker-owned-cooperatives-next-american-revolution
"Gar Alperovitz's film points to worker-owned cooperatives as a 
growing alternative to traditional capitalism and socialism."


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kate harris, education & publicity coordinator
Belfast Co-op
123 High Street w Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-2532 w <mailto:kate at belfast.coop>kate at belfast.coop
www.belfast.coop, <https://www.facebook.com/belfastcooperative>facebook
"The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation." ~ Bertrand Russell  
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