We refuse to accept a world where the vast majority of people suffer hunger and want, where the vast majority of people have little or no control over their lives, where the vast majority of people live in fear of aggression.
The Center for Global Justice is a democratically organized, multicultural research, learning, and service center.
Through our work with the social and solidarity economy, our education programs, and our research collaborations, we look for ways to inspire people to work together to create a world more socially and economically just.
By Cliff DuRand
The financial crisis of 2008 was a moment of truth that laid bare some of the realities of corporate capitalism. Its own internal contradictions led to the collapse of its financial sector, with grave consequences to the system as a whole. It took a strong, decisive intervention by the state to save capitalism from itself. ... We have all become so dependent on the corporate system of capitalism, that we feel there is no alternative but to save it when it collapses. ... We need to DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM WALL STREET. What I mean by this is not to just issue a proclamation, but to begin to actually detach our lives from the corporate institutions by building alternatives in our local communities. We need to build resilient institutions where we live, institutions like public banks, local currencies, community based agriculture, consumer cooperatives, participatory budgeting, worker-owned cooperatives, alternative media and more. In fact, these institutions are already being built in many communities across the country. Read more here.