Vancouver Participatory Economics Collective

Welcome to the homepage of the Vancouver Parecon Collective! Our purpose is to advocate, research and implement parecon institutions, values and procedures in Vancouver, the surrounding lower mainland and elswhere throughout Canada. We do this through workshops, information sharing and activism. We are committed to supporting struggles against classism, racism, sexism, war, corporate greed, environmental destruction, and all other institutional horrors we face today.

"A great many activists and concerned people ask, quite rightly, 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

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Related Links:

Vancouver Anti-Poverty Committee
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
Vancouver Indy Media
Vancouver Cooperative Radio
Vancouver Stop War Coalition
Black Star Boot Cooperative
What is Parecon?
Click here for an introduction.

Latest Features:
 Hahnel, World Peace Forum talk
 Photo highlights of Robin Hahnel at the World Peace Forum
 Markland, Spanish Anarchists, 70th Anniversary - Audio
 Speers interviews Spannos, Parecon Organizing
 Markland, Spanish Anarchists, 70th Anniversary
 International Noise Conspiracy Interview - Print / Audio
 Commercial Drive Festival, June 18th, 2006. - Photos
 Renn interviews Hahnel, "A Participatory Peace"
 Bajwa reviews Albert's "Realizing Hope"
 Canada22: Envisioning Post Neo-liberalism - Print / Audio

Our Work

 VPC interviews Michael Albert: Parecon Today - Print
 The Third Wave & the Third Class - Print
 Grinder interviewed on BCIT Radio - Audio
 Paths Toward an Anti-Capitalist Liberation - Print

 Book Review, Economic Justice and Democracy  Hahnel: Parecon & Environment Pt. 1 / Pt. 2 / Pt. 3 / Pt. 4

 Looking Backward, Looking Forward - Print
 Shalom ParPolity Interview - Audio
 Shalom ParPolity Interview - Print
 Architecture of the New Society - Print
 Parecon & Other Alternatives to Capitalism - Audio
 StarTrek & Parecon - Print
 Life After Capitalism Review - ZNet - Print
 Life After Capitalism Review - Seven Oaks - Print
 UBC Presentation - Global Justice TV - Video
 From Despair to Revolution - Print
 Michael Albert: "Life After Capitalism" - Audio
 Robin Hahnel: "Liberating Theory" - Audio

Our Events:
  Robin Hahnel at Vancouver World Peace Forum, 2006
  Commercial Drive Festival, 2006 - Photos
  Our screening of The Corporation, 2005. - Photos
  "Critical U" workshop and May Day fair, 2004 - Photos
  Click here for more...

Experiments in Parecon:
 The Blue Space Travel Adventures, UK.
 South End Press Massachusetts.
 Mondragon Bookstore & Coffeehouse Winnipeg.
 G7 Welcoming Committee Records Winnipeg.
 Arbeiter Ring Publishing Winnipeg.
 Z Magazine Massachusetts.
 ZNet Massachusetts.
 The NewStandard New York City.
 The Underground Cafe Fredericton, N.B.
 ParIT Winnipeg
 CAPES Chicago

On-line Parecon Texts
 Life After Capitalism
 Looking Forward
 Political Economy of Participatory Economics
 Quiet Revolution
 What is to Be Undone

Vancouver Parecon Blog - New entries!
Van ParEcon Web Log: Our collective's blog on Parecon, economic vision, strategy, and related issues. Comments on entries welcome.

Join Our Mailing List!
Click here to join our low traffic mailing list. Receive announcements of up coming events, parecon news, reviews, interviews, commentary and analysis. Click here for sample postings.

Our Message Board
Discuss Parecon, Polity, Culture & Kinship strategy and vision.

If you wish to support our efforts to advocate parecon, please feel free to donate to us with paypal by clicking on the button to the right. Donations will go towards putting on events to do with parecon and alternative economics.

Related Articles
Michael Albert: Venezuela's Path
Michael Albert: Argentine Self Management
Steve Shalom: ParPolity
Burrows: Life in a Parecon Workplace Mondragon Bookstore & Coffeehouse in Winnipeg
Albert: Autonomy Within Solidarity
Dominick: Dual Power Strategy

Power Points, Flyers & Presentations
This presentation we use for talks. (Open Office version)
This older presentation is good for a longer introduction.
Finally here is a smaller presentation for a short talk.

We've also constructed a Parpolity presentation (Open Office version), a candidate political system consistant with parecon work by Steven Shalom. It's not yet ready for a talk.

This is our introductory brochure (pdf version, you need acrobat reader to read it, you can also modify it by downloading the Microsoft publisher version, after unzipping it) that introduces us and Participatory Economics.

Parecon Meetup
If you're not from Vancouver or the surrounding area, you can meet people from around the world interested in Parecon.

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