Vocabulary for a New World: Parecon

Participatory economics, often abbreviated parecon, is a proposed economic system that uses participatory decision making as an economic mechanism to guide the production, consumption and allocation of resources in a given society. Proposed as an alternative to contemporary capitalistmarket economies and also an alternative to centrally planned socialism or coordinatorism, it is described as “an anarchistic economic vision”,[1] and it could be considered a form of socialism as under parecon, the means of production […]

Making the world again

“Brothers and Sisters: Humanity lives in the breast every one of us, and, like the heart, prefers the left side. We need to find her; we need to find ourselves. There is no need to conquer the world. It is enough that we make it again. We. Today.” – Zapatistas

Remembering Lanza del Vasto, Servant of Peace

  “Power can be used for any purpose, but non-violence and the power of of justice can serve only justice.” “… the future must be a future of non-violence, or else there will be no future.” “…peace, strength and joy.”     Lanza del Vasto, (Giuseppe Giovanni Luigi Enrico Lanza di Trabia), (September 29, 1901 – January 5,1981) […]