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-{{:​green-future.jpg?​200|Another World}}====== Is Another World REALLY Possible? ​======+{{:​green-future.jpg?​200|Another World}}==== ​Future Historians: ​Is Another World REALLY Possible? ====
-===== International Study Group and Collaborative Writing Project ​===== +**International Study Group and Collaborative Writing Project**\\  
-  +sponsored ​by Marxist Education Project and Victor Serge Foundation ​/ convened by Richard Greeman
-Sponsored ​by **Marxist Education Project** and **Victor Serge Foundation**+
-Convened by **Richard Greeman**+Naomi Klein has reminded us that “No is not enough.” To save the planet from impending catastrophe,​ people need a positive vision of a better world and the roads leading to it. In other words, a credible picture of a possible Utopia and a plausible account of how to get there from here. But is "​Another World" REALLY possible? ​
-In 2017 Naomi Klein reminded us that “No is not enough.” ​To save the planet from impending catastrophepeople need positive vision of a better world and the roads leading ​to it. In other words, a credible picture of possible Utopia ​and plausible account ​of how to get there from hereBut is "​Another World" REALLY possible? ​+To answer that questionwe Future Historians are performing ​thought experiment: if there is even one chance in a hundred for a better world — we at least ought to be able to //​imagine// ​it. So we place ourselves in the position of historians living in a peacefulegalitarian,​ democratic society on damaged, but stabilized, planet, in 2118.  We cast our gaze back 100 years to 2018 and reconstruct HOW our great-grandparents got us from THEN — today’s capitalist death-spiral — to NOW: sustainable,​ egalitarian global society, free of war, oppression ​and exploitation. For further information,​ see [[about-us|About Us]]. To begin, read [[To the youth|To the Youth of 2118]].
-To answer that questionwe have decided ​to perform a thought experimentOur premise: if there is even once chance in a hundred for a better world -- we ought to be able at least to //imagine// it. So we place ourselves in the position of future historians living in the year 2117 in a peaceful, egalitarian,​ democratic society on a damaged, but stabilized, planet. ​ Our project is to look backward a century to the year 2017 (on the bi-centenary of the unforeseen 1917 Soviet revolution) and reconstruct HOW our great-grandparents got us from THEN - today’s capitalist death-spiral - to NOW - a sustainable,​ egalitarian global society free of war, oppression and exploitation. ​+For full access to this Wiki or other questionssend email to [[mailto:​|]]//
-Our ongoing Future Historians seminar has been meeting ​ since September 24, 2017. We gather in-person at our New York studio and via teleconference with participants across a dozen time zones – from L.A. California to Moscow, Russia - including participants in Chicago, D.C., Vermont, Paris and Rabat, Morocco. ​ 
-**Our process** : examine the historical evidence and collectively piece together a plausible picture of our possible better world and the roads that led to it. One rule: no gods, no extra-terrestials. 
-**Our goal**: create a popular utopian fiction, working title //THEN AND NOW// in the tradition of Bellamy'​s //Looking Backward// (1888) and Morris'​ //News from Nowhere//. The popularity of these utopias brought to life a new socialist movement at the end of the 19th Century. We hope that //THEN AND NOW// also go viral, inspire it readers with hope for the future, and become a self-fulfilling prophecy.  ​ 
-Join us! All power to the imagination! 
-For more information go to **[[about-us|About Us]]** ​ 
-For full access to this Wiki, email us at [[mailto:​|]]. 
-Visit our [[https://​​Another-World-is-Possible-NYC-474562302901538/​|Facebook page]]. 
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