Special coverage in the Trump Era

"Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America" see: our site, and George Monbiot's essay on this key book by historian Nancy MacLean.

Full interview with The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer March 29, 2017, Democracy Now! about her article, "The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency: How Robert Mercer Exploited America’s Populist Insurgency."

Democracy Now! Special Broadcast from the Women's March on Washington

The Economics of Happiness -- new version

Local Futures offers a free, shortened version of its award-winning documentary film The Economics of Happiness. This 19-minute abridged version "brings us voices of hope of in a time of crisis." www.localfutures.org.

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July 05, 2017

Global Solidarity Summit at G-20 in Hamburg

It's not just Heads of State that get together and discuss the important topics of our time. The Global Solidarity Summit, July 5-6 in Hamburg, Germany, brings progressive voices together.

"Why an Alternative Summit?

The G20 defends a system, that boosts social inequality. We point out the links between the global problems and discuss alternatives, that can provide a solution.

How can we overcome poverty, exploitation, opresssion, war and the destruction of nature? Ho can we enforce social and democratic rights on a global scale? Ho do we fight racism, misogyny, and homophobia? How do we achieve a solidarity-oriented community that is based on cooperation and self-determination? How does an economic system look like, that serves the people?

We are convinced that other policies are possible!

Therefore, we gather at the Global Solidarity Summit. During 12 panel discussions and more than 70 workshops we collect with scientists, activists and polititians from all over the world our criticism of the ruling policies, share our alternatives and discuss strategies to realize a solidarity-oriented world.

Our Alternative Summit is backed by a broad alliance of 77 initiatives and organisations.

Be part of the solidary alternatives!

Come to Hamburg in July 5 and 6. The Global Solidarity Summit sees itself as part of the multi-faceted protests actions on the occation of the G20 Summit in Hamburg. The Alternative Summit is funded by the Norddeutsche Stiftung für Umwelt und Entwicklung (NUE)."