New priorities of the left

Michael Albert of ZNet and US author of Parecon (2004), suggests that the most effective campaigns have multi-issues with long-term policy and institutional changes including lasting horizontal organizations. He believes that narrow single-issue movements and those that focus on elections don’t last. Tactics should attract new activists and change existing structures, with program goals discussed in “Some Possible Ideas for Going Forward” written by 86 global leftists. To encourage global discussion it includes economic goals such as a 30 hour work week, education reform such as no more than 20 students in a class, racial equality such as community control of police, gender and kinship such as women’s right to control their own reproduction, as well as ideas about international relations, health, and ecology.Michael Albert, “New Priorities,” ROAR Magazine, April 17, 2016.


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