What is Parecon? Unlike other economic systems, parecon is designed to promote self-management, solidarity, diversity, and equity. This is done through true democracy in the workplace and a unique democratic participatory allocation system.
"What alternative form of social organization can be imagined that might overcome the grave flaws -- often real crimes -- of contemporary society in more far-reaching ways than short-term reform. Parecon is the most serious effort I know to provide a very detailed possible answer to some of these questions, crucial ones, based on serious thought and careful analysis." ~Noam Chomsky
Brilliantly turns mass culture apparatus, particularly media and advertisting, into tools for dissent, while reflexively commenting on their subversive nature.
A fledgling participatory economics collective, The NewStandard?s specialty is hard news coverage unreported or rarely reported in the corporate media.
Provides magazine articles and book excerpts that offer an alternative view to the corporate media about the state of democracy in America, and about the impact of corporate power and the policies of the US government on a variety of issues.
The Fever was performed in November of 1998 by Kairos Theatre Company at Washington Square United Methodist Church, directed by Lori Baur. Eli Bishop was assistant director. These are Eli Bishop's comments on the play, which do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Lori Baur or Wallace Shawn.
Highlights PNAC's pre-9-11 plans "for unprecedented hikes in military spending, American military bases in Central Asia and Middle East, toppling of non-complying regimes, abrogation of international treaties, control of the world's energy sources, militarization of outer space, total control of cyberspace, and the willingness to use nuclear weapons to achieve 'American' goals."
Before Bush Jr. even decided to run for office, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and other future president's men had mapped out world hegemony for the United States of America in the 21st Century. Plenty of interest here but of particular note are the Statement of Principles and Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century (PDF format).
A documentary film by Mark Achbar (Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media) exploring the psychopathic nature of corporations.