Posted 4 months ago on Jan. 11, 2013, 2:29 p.m. EST by struggleforfreedom80
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It seems to me that an increasing number of people are becoming attracted to the ideas of Libertarian Socialism – the Occupy Movement being one indication of this. And it’s exactly these kinds of ideas we should work to implement. A future just society should be based on libertarian socialist values and ideas such as equality, cooperation, solidarity, and of course workplace democracy and workers’ self-management.
This is perfectly feasible. In fact, we’ve seen many examples of societies and communities based on libertarian socialist, or at least libertarian socialist-like principles that have worked very well. Some of them have even been pretty large scale. The Spanish Revolution is obviously worth mentioning here, as well as the Mondragon cooperatives, but there have also been interesting developments in other countries as well, like Argentina, for example. So in other words, things like workers’ self-management and a more direct, participatory democracy can work just fine.
Here are some links to videos and documentaries about this subject of workplace democracy and workers’ self-management. Please check’em out: