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Beautiful Solutions : A Toolbox for the Future (Paperback) (Rachel Plattus)
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As the rise of Bernie Sanders makes clear, "socialism" is no longer a dirty word. It suggests promise, ideals, and community transformation. Progressives now must come up with practical alternatives to what's in place. We can no longer be complainers without solutions.Beautiful Solutions pairs critique with innovative solutions that point the way towards a new system. First launched online in partnership with Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis’ "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate,"Beautiful Solutions uses as examples communities that fight against the root causes of injustice and working to build something better. Rather than prescribing an orthodoxy, the team behindBeautiful Solutions spotlights strategies that work, and can be replicated. These approachesdelivered therough the book and via grassroots popular education and trainingcan build democratic leadership in communities, strengthen resistance, transform public policy and help shift the broader culture from extraction and dependence to creativity and interdependence.The people featured in this project work in their communities prove things can be done differently--and that systemic change is within our grasp. Featured stories include:Groundbreaking legal battles for indigenous land title in New Zealand and Renewable, indigenous-owned economic development on Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota;Recuperated workplaces in Argentina and at New Era Windows Cooperative in Chicago;Sukuk(Islamic partial ownership bonds) issued in the Middle East and Southeast Asia;Youthled participatory budgeting in Boston, MA;Social solidarity health clinics in Thessaloniki, Greece, andGreenWave’s restorative ocean farming in Long Island Sound.
Number of Pages: 416
Genre: Political Science
Author: Rachel Plattus
Street Date: March 30, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-6709
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