Reading Group: “Cities: The Unfolding of History”

June 14, 2019 - 6:30 pm

AKA Autonomous Social Centre
75 Queen Street
Kingston

“The overriding problem is to change the structure of society so that people gain power. The best arena to do that is the municipality—the city, town, and village—where we have an opportunity to create a face-to-face democracy” – Murray Bookchin

We will be reading the third of three essays by Murray Bookchin related to “libertarian municipalism,” a term he used to describe a system where libertarian institutions, which practice direct democracy (through assemblies) would oppose and replace the state with a confederation of free municipalities.

All three essays are published in The next revolution: popular assemblies and the promise of direct democracy. This book is available at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (www.kfpl.ca) or you can download the article here.

For this reading group, no advance reading is required! We will read/listen to the essay and discuss it. Also, a vegetarian dinner will be provided!
For child care needs or more information please contact germinations(at)riseup(dot)net

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