VIDEO: Gar Alperovitz, ‘these are revolutionary times’ in keynote at U.S. Green Party Convention

Michael HollowayOccupy Toronto
16 July 2012
by Michael Holloway


By the looks of it, the Green Party of the United States is FAR to the left of the Green Party of Canada, after the US party’s national convention this weekend.

What do you think? Is that true?

Via “Domocracy Now!“, Gar Alperovitz gave this keynote address at the United States Green Party convention that selected Massachusetts physician Jill Stein and anti-poverty campaigner Cheri Honkala as presidential and vice-presidential candidates for the November 2012 general elections in the United States.

His speech outlines what he believes is a period of history that is revolutionary in nature, he compares it to the rise of he Republican Party as the anti-slavery party in the 1850′s. While he doesn’t call for a revolution via armed insurrection (the hollywood vision of what revolution means), he does call for the end of capitalism – to be replaced by a socialist state.

Gar Alperovitz’s Green Party Keynote: We Are Laying Groundwork for “Next Great Revolution” 


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Gar Alperovitz is a professor of political economy at the University of Maryland, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative (imagining a future we want – and creating it here, now), and author of, “America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy“.



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