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California’s Proposition 57 and Exisiting Outside Capitalism

with Elizabeth Calvin, Senior Advocate for Children’s Rights at Human Rights Watch in support of the Proposition,

and Mark Zahner, CEO of the California District Attorney’s Association in opposition to the Proposition.

and then with Andrej Grubachic, a US-based anarchist theorist, Balkan federalist, and Anthropology Professor with the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has written on cooperation and mutual aid in world history, world systems theory, anarchism and the history of the Balkans. His most recent book is Living on the Edges of Capitalism: Adventures in Exile and Mutual Aid.

About the book:

Siimagesnce the earliest development of states, groups of people escaped or were exiled. As capitalism developed, people tried to escape capitalist constraints connected with state control. This powerful book gives voice to three communities living at the edges of capitalism: Cossacks on the Don River in Russia; Zapatistas in Chiapas, Mexico; and prisoners in long-term isolation since the 1970s. Inspired by their experiences visiting Cossacks, living with the Zapatistas, and developing connections and relationships with prisoners and ex-prisoners, Andrej Grubacic and Denis O’Hearn present a uniquely sweeping, historical, and systematic study of exilic communities engaged in mutual aid.

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