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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 at 4:00 pm PST - Live from San Diego, CA F

$15 for Praxis Members ($20 for non-members) Registration: Click Here

                                    MARJORIE COHN

             The Attempted Coup, the Flaws in our Election System, and What We Can Do About It
           This theme will be updated as we get closer to December 11

Marjorie Cohn is a former president of the National Lawyers Guild and professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, where she taught from 1991-2016. Professor Cohn has served as a news consultant for BBC, CNN MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, and Pacifica Radio. She has been a criminal defense attorney at the trial and appellate levels and was staff council to the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board. She is the U.S. representative to the executive committee of the Association of American Jurists, and is deputy secretary general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. She testified in 2008 about U.S. government interrogation policy before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, and has also testified at military courts-martial about the illegality of wars, the duty to obey lawful orders, and the duty to disobey unlawful orders.

A veteran of the anti-Vietnam War movement, Professor Cohn received her B.A. from Stanford University, where she majored in Social Thought and Institutions, and her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Her books include: Rules of Engagement: The Politics of Honor of Military Dissent; Cameras in the Courtroom: Television and the Pursuit of Justice; Drones and Targeted Killing, and others.


Friday, December 4 at 4:00 pm - Praxis Discussion Group
Topic :Mark Jacobson's Webinar, "100% Clean Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything."

Sunday, December 13 at 1:00 pm  - Praxis Book Club meets.

Dec. 18 - Praxis Holiday Gathering on Zoom

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2021 at 4:00 pm PST

$15 for Praxis Members ($20 for non-members) Registration: Click Here

                                  ELLEN BROWN

Ellen Brown is the author of Web of Debt, The Public Banking Solution and her latest, Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age. She is also the founder of the Public Banking Institute, which helped educate many people about the pluses of creating public banks. She developed her research skills as an attorney practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles and is an advocate for financial reform, most prominently as a proponent of public banking. Her opinion pieces have been published in many newspapers, including the New York Times, the Huffington Post, where she writes a column, and others. Ellen's expertise on financing, money, and banking is second to none, and after her presentation she will answer questions from our participants. Ellen is also a long-time friend of Praxis Peace Institute and has spoken at many of our events and conferences. In fact, the Public Banking Institute was born from a meeting that took place at the 2009 Praxis Conference in Sonoma, CA.


Praxis Book!

Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism

A Praxis Peace Institute book
Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism

  Taking on the tenets of libertarianism and ideas associated with libertarianism, the authors challenge the American myths that promote rugged individualism, the lone hero, endless economic growth, and American exceptionalism. They explore the role that ideologies play in helping us make sense of the world and revisit the experiment --- still unproved --- of American democracy.

  The six authors place the myths in historical and ideological contexts and explore the makings of civil society, social justice, and economic fairness. One author, who was a libertarian in his youth, deconstructs their philosophy using only their definitions and arguments in a brilliant deconstruction.

Citing successful alternatives to laissez-faire and corporate capitalism, the authors promote existing models that celebrate the dignity of humankind by promoting empathy, cooperation, and respect. This book not only deconstructs, it constructs a possible world using concrete examples that have a proven success rate and high levels of human happiness.
This book is a must-read for anyone invested in modern politics and the future of the United States.
                                 Fill out form on Events page to purchase this book. Click Here.


Friday, Nov. 27 - HAZEL HENDERSON
Fixing the Money Meme

Friday, Novenber 13 - Public Banking Panel
Sushil Jacob, Chris Petlock, and Shelly Browning
How we can finance the Green New Deal, Affordable Housing, Infrastructure Repairs, and more.

Friday, October 23 - MARY MCDEVITT, M.D.
Presentation on COVID and the Vaccines in Development

Friday, Oct. 16 - Uncivil Liberties: The Pitfalls of Libertarianism
Ben Boyce, Gus diZerega, Barry Spector - Moderator: Georgia Kelly

Friday, Oct. 9 - NINA SIMONS
Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature

Friday, Oct. 2
The 2020 Presidential Race, the Back Story and Related Themes from his Books

Thursday, Sept. 24 - THOM HARTMANN
The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

Thursday, Sept. 17 - ERIC UTNE
Feeling Hopeless? Embrace it. And, then Take Action

Thursday, Sept. 3 - NORMAN SOLOMON
Report on the Democratic National Convention and Plans for the 2020 Election

Friday, August 21 - GEORGIA KELLY
The Mondragón Cooperatives and Social Transformation

Friday, August 7 - RICHARD TARNAS
Is Humanity Going Through an Initiatory Crisis?

Friday, July 31 - SUSAN NEIMAN
Learning From the Germans

Friday, July 24 - SWAMI BEYONDANANDA, aka Steve Bhaerman

Friday, July 17 - RIANE EISLER, Nurturing Our Humanity, author of "The Chalice and the Blade

Friday, June 26 - GAYLE MCLAUGHLIN, Former Mayor of Richmond, CA
How a Progressive Alliance Can Change Culture

Friday, June 19 - Economic Cooperation: Worker Ownership in NY, CA, and SPAIN
With Omar Freilla, Ana Aguirre, and Tim Huet

Friday, June 12
Sometimes "Nothing" is a Real Cool Hand, A Philosopher's Perspective

Friday, May 29, 2020
Cooperation Humboldt: A solidarity Economy

May 15, 2020
Progressive Politics and Obstacles in the Democratic Party

Friday, May 7, 2020
Time for a New Good Neighbor Policy, Hands off Latin America

Friday, May 1, 2020
From Emergency to Emergence: Defining the Opportunities

Friday, April 24 - Special Earth Day program on Zoom
Earth Day 50 Under Lockdown: Ecology During and After the Pandemic

Friday, April 17, 2020 - On Praxis Zoom series
on the Mondragón Cooperatives in Spain

Friday, April 10 - On Praxis Zoom series
Beyond Money

Friday, March 27 - On Praxis Zoom series
Cultural Historian

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Sunday, November 10, 2019
GEORGE LAKOFF, Cognitive Scientist, author

June 16 - 22, 2019 - Mondragón, SPAIN
Mondragón Seminar & Tour

Saturday, April 13, 2019
PETER GABEL, author and founder of New College of CA

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
MICHAEL BRUNE, Executive Director of the Sierra Club

Sunday, January 27, 2019
GAYLE MCLAUGHLIN, Former Mayor of Richmond, CA and founder of the California Progressive Alliance

Sunday, December 2, 2018
H. BRUCE FRANKLIN, Cultural Historian and Author

Monday, October 22, 2018
GAR ALPEROVITZ, Historian and Political Economist

October 22, 2018
ELLEN BROWN, Attorney, Co-Founder of the Public Banking Institute, Author

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