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About Richard Swift

This piece is excerpted from Richard Swift's recent book S.O.S: Alternatives to Capitalism. Swift is former editor of New Internationalist magazine and author of the No-Nonsense Guide to Democracy as well as books on street gangs and mosquitoes. In 2011 he won the Daniel Singer Millennium Prize for an original essay which helps further socialist ideas.




Articles by Richard Swift

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

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Recasting our relationships to the commons should take pride of place as we build alternatives to capitalism.

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