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Preston is Bringing Socialist Ideas to Life

Centering community and place Fighting for a new systemic vision

We can celebrate current trends emerging in local and regional government that respond bravely to the failures of capitalism by seeking to democratize our economies. This narrative was barely heard a decade ago. Across Britain, community wealth building strategies are increasingly being implemented and fresh players are emerging. The desire for a different type of society will not go away, and community wealth building offers part of the solution we can begin to deliver right now

Publication date: 2022-01-23
Parent publication: Jacobin
Publication URL: https://jacobin.com/2022/01/preston-england-matthew-brown-municipal-socialism-community-wealth-building

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