18th October 2010, 1:24pm  (updated 19th October 2010, 9:16am)
Top US radical to visit Lincoln thanks to School of Journalism
US radical Michael Albert American radical and eminent social critic Michael Albert will give a lecture on Wednesday 27 October at the University of Lincoln.

Audience members will get to hear from the long-time political and media activist who has authored 15 books and published widely on topics such as radical politics, economics, social change, peace and media.
Albert is known for developing participatory economics (PARECON), an alternative model to capitalism and socialism.

Florian Zollmann, a PhD student in the School of Journalism, and the prime organiser of the event, commented: “Michael Albert is among a few scholars who have developed an alternative economic vision to existing forms of capitalism and socialism.

"While we are in the midst of major economic and environmental crises, Michael's talk on Life After Capitalism might be inspirational for those who would like to engage in winning a more just, democratic, peaceful and sustainable society.”

In 1978 Albert co-founded the Boston (USA) based book publisher South End Press – a collectively run, non-profit organisation based on egalitarian workplace principles. South End Press has published more than 250 titles from worldly renowned authors including Arundhati Roy and Noam Chomsky.

Albert is also co-founder of the US-based independent media group ZCommunications which is advertising free and has more than 100,000 weekly readers.

"PARECON - Life After Capitalism" will start in the Jackson Lecture Theatre, Main Building, Brayford Pool Campus, at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend - no need to book.

Earlier in the day, Albert will give a talk to students on the basics of independent media organisation and production as part of a journalism research seminar.

To see more lectures in the Journalists Speak Out on Journalism series, visit: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/events/journalismlectures.htm
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