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

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 Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) and the 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: 

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."

kate harris, education & publicity coordinator
Belfast Co-op
123 High Street w Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-2532
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“The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.” ~ Bertrand Russell

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