Community, Democracy, and Mutual Aid

Matthew Porges, Dayton Martindale, Katie Horvath, Mason Herson-Hord and John Michael Colón | April 25, 2017

“Sketches out a flexible roadmap for scaling up participatory democracy, in a creative synthesis of a number of different strands of radical thought.”

—Naomi Klein

In this first place at-large entry in our Next System Essay Competition, members of the Symbiosis Research Collective present a vision of how to expand the networks of “dual power” from the rebel city towards the system level, to “organize practical community institutions of participatory democracy and mutual aid that can take root, grow, and gradually supplant the institutions that now rule ordinary people’s lives.” Download the pdf here


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