Re: [OPE-L] David Schweickart presenting 'Economic Democracy' theory in Venezuela

From: michael a. lebowitz (mlebowit@SFU.CA)
Date: Wed Oct 25 2006 - 23:38:07 EDT

At 21:03 25/10/2006, jerry wrote:
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Carl Davidson []
>Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 12:27 PM
>[Chicago's David Schweickart, Philosophy, Loyola, is in Venezuela, invited
>to present his theory of 'Economic Democracy' as a market socialist
>alternative for the 21st Century that is in tune with global justice,
>paticipatory democracy and Karl Marx's orginal ideas as well.

         Don't panic, folks! There is no special significance re a
market socialist path in Venezuela. I invited David S on behalf of
Centro Internacional Miranda as director of our Socialism for the
21st Century programme. The occasion is our publication of a
Venezuelan edition of a Spanish book drawn from Science & Society
essays. Among the other collaborators are Al Campbell (who was here
teaching in the School of Planning and gave a talk on 6 October),
Robin Hahnel and ope-l denizen David Laibman (who arrive tomorrow
night and speak on Saturday) and joint authors and ope-l folks Allyn
Cottrell and Paul Cockshott (neither of them able to come on this
occasion). In this group, David S is actually the outlier.
         Among events in the works in this programme for next year
are visits by Marty Hart-Landsberg and (ope-l lurker) Paul Burkett.
More immediately, upcoming CIM events include a dialogue between
Chomsky and a group of Venezuelan intellectuals, a 3 day
international conference on communal banks, a book launch of the
Venezuelan edition of my "Build it Now: Socialism for the 21st
Century' and a working meeting on the Bank of the South (which will
include Eric Toussaint and, hopefully, lurker Claudio Katz)--- all
this, incidentally by mid-November.
         One of these days our website will finally fly!
                 in solidarity,
Michael A. Lebowitz
Professor Emeritus
Economics Department
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C., Canada V5A 1S6

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