By Cynthia Kaufman
Originally posted on Common Dreams
February 18th, 2021
Cynthia Kaufman is the director of the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action, where she also teaches community organizing and philosophy. The author of Getting Past Capitalism: History, Vision, Hope (Lexington Books, 2012), she is a lifelong social change activist, having worked on issues such as tenants’ rights, police abuse, union organizing, international politics, and most recently climate change. Her books include Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change, 2nd Ed, Challenging Power: Democracy and Accountability in a Fractured World, and The Sea is Rising and So Are We: A Cliamte Justice Handbook forthcoming PM Press 2021.