Session 6: Sunday, June 3rd: 12:00 - 1:50pm
WRIGHT, Erik Olin. Compass points: towards a socialist alternative. New left review, 2006, vol. 41, p. 93-124.
Faced with the numerous crises of our times, a small collective in Montreal decided to prepare a conference that aimed to bring together a thousand participants to discuss critiques of capitalism, strategies for overcoming it, and models of alternative economic organization in May 2018. We organized such a conference to think about the great transition out of capitalism, for a social and economic alternative that would be ecological, feminist, egalitarian and democratic. This panel wishes to share the insights of this conference and its three main objectives: (1) to promote alternatives to capitalism; (2) to equip social movements and transformative initiatives with better theoretical tools by sharing experiences and knowledge; and (3) to strengthen ties between critical academic circles and militant organizations, as well as between Francophone and Anglophone communities in North America. This panel would both offer an appraisal of the conference and a larger strategic discussion on anticapitalist organizing today.