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Paint Your Town Red by Matthew Brown and Rhian Jones
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Paint Your Town Red by Matthew Brown and Rhian Jones
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May 11, 2021 | ISBN 9781913462192

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Paint Your Town Red provides activists and campaigners with a critical insight into how they can transform their local economies from the ground up… Vital reading for all those campaigners, activists and local leaders seeking to rebuild their local economies in the wake of the pandemic.” - Grace Blakeley, author of Stolen

“A very useful tool to describe how cities and towns can assess their current socio-economic paradigms and formulate new social transformation models based on economic democracy. Preston is leading today what Mondragon was starting decades ago.” - Ibon Zugasti Gorostidi, Mondragon Cooperative Corporation

“This book is everything we need right now — a how-to guide to municipal socialism that works, right now in the present day, compiled by one of the contemporary left’s best writers and one of its best councillors. Informative, clear, passionate and thoughtful, it should be mandatory reading for all socialists.” - Owen Hatherley, author of Red Metropolis

“Of all the political experiments tried in the UK over the past decade of painful austerity and polarisation, the city of Preston ranks easily among the most daring and intriguing. This is an honest story of how it began, and the lessons it can teach the rest of us.” - Aditya Chakrabortty, Senior Economics Commentator, The Guardian

Paint Your Town Red
 is a timely reminder that despite years of austerity and neoliberalism there are now genuine economic alternatives emerging in many towns, cities and regions across the UK.” - John McDonnell, Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington and former Shadow Chancellor


“At a time of compounding economic, social and environmental challenges, Paint Your Town Red offers a powerful and detailed roadmap for how local public authorities, institutions and citizens can leave deprivation behind and rebuild their communities.” - Gar Alperovitz & Ted Howard, Co-Founders, The Democracy Collaborative

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