"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."
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This page features photos of collective members, and others, at the Vancouver East Side Commercial Drive Festival, Sunday June 18th, 2006. Along with The Co-Operative Way we hosted events related to the spreading of a Participatory Economy. We dispensed lemonade at the "ParEcon Lemonade Stand" and gave away hundreds of balloons with Parecon slogans on them. The festival attracted well over 26,000 people and closed down Vancouver's Commercial Drive stopping all motorized traffic from 1st Ave to Venables St. for most of the day.
Here are just some of the balloon slogans:
Marla, Dave and Bryan.
A busy moment.
The north end of Commercial Drive, well over 26,000 attended the festival.
Balanced Job Complexes
Dave outlining Parecon.
World Cup fans in the festival. Are they celebrating Brazil's 2-0 victory or democratic economics? We drank lemonade and talked parecon together, oh yeah... Next year we'll be introducing "ParEcon World Cup".
Marla and Chris servin up the 411 with lemonade. Good times...
Capitalism kills and she is not happy about it (neither is Tigger).
Bryan and Chris exercise their creative side...
Dave and Chris setting up.