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Denmark Becomes Second Country to Let Citizens Choose Their Gender Without Surgery
by Tom Lawsonposted Oct 21, 2014
- A new law allows transgender citizens to decide their own gender—and all it takes is a piece of paper.
Yes, They’re Mostly Students Occupying a Public Square. But Here’s Why Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Different
by John Fefferposted Oct 20, 2014
- Hong Kong’s “Occupy Central” movement is neither revolutionary nor subversive: It’s a basic demand for a more responsive and accountable government.
New Factories Have Jobs You’d Really Want—and These Chicago Kids Are Skilling Up to Get Them
by Laura Flandersposted Oct 17, 2014
- Manufacturing jobs are returning to the U.S., but to fill them we’ll have to train a new generation of workers. That’s what this school is doing in a struggling neighborhood that once hosted the country’s biggest candy empires, as factories return.
LA School District Uses Its Spending Power to Support Local Farms, Workers’ Rights, and Kids’ Nutrition
by J. Mijin Chaposted Oct 17, 2014
- Local economies can be strengthened through the large purchasing power of local institutions. Here’s how the nation's second largest school district is doing it.
Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy—The Story Begins in Navajo Country
by Mary Hansenposted Oct 17, 2014
- A proposed community-owned solar project on an abandoned coal mine in Arizona illustrates how cooperative economics make it possible to stop extracting fossil fuels—without leaving workers behind.
Video: Last Native-Speaker Records Wukchumni Language
posted Oct 17, 2014
- If your language was on the brink of extinction, what would you do? The last speaker of Wukchumni created a makeshift dictionary out of scraps of paper.
After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It
by Dave Reedposted Oct 17, 2014
- Fed up with essentially begging for access to quality food, residents of this predominantly African-American and low-income neighborhood decided to open their own grocery store.
Day 5 of New Economy Week: The New Economy Is Close to Home
posted Oct 17, 2014
- From California to Mississippi, people are organizing to build local power and are seeing major victories. How do we support and encourage their work?
#FergusonOctober: Clergy Go “Toe-to-Toe” with Police as Moral Mondays Arrive in Missouri
by Liz Pleasant, Nur Laljiposted Oct 16, 2014
- The weekend brought seekers of racial justice in Missouri to the police station, the university, and the local Wal-Mart—the scene of another recent police shooting of a young black man.
Photo Essay: From Field to Fork at an Ethical Farm
by Kayla Schultz, Paul Dunnposted Oct 16, 2014
- See how Heyday Farm raises healthy animals in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.
Investing in Renewables Can Relieve Our Planet—While Reviving Our Economy
by Anthony Giancatarinoposted Oct 16, 2014
- Carbon reduction alone cannot solve our climate crisis, because it is continuously fed by our economic crisis. But renewables can be a critical driver in building a healthier economic system, free of the fossil fuel industry.
Day 4 of New Economy Week: Combating Climate Change Without Leaving Anyone Behind
posted Oct 16, 2014
- How do we transition to an economy powered by renewable energy without leaving the workers employed by fossil fuel companies behind?
Good Jobs or a Healthy Planet? We Can Have Both
by Chuck Collinsposted Oct 16, 2014
- If we really want to fix the environment, then we need to join coalitions with organizations that focus on changing our economic system too.
How Jamaica Plain Is Building Working-Class Leadership in the New Economy
by Carlos Espinoza-Toroposted Oct 15, 2014
- How can potential leaders from underprivileged backgrounds tackle economic inequality and climate change when they spend most of their time trying to earn a decent living? Here’s what we learned in Massachusetts.
How to Pickle Almost Anything
by Doug Pibel, Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn, Kali Swensonposted Oct 15, 2014
- Why ferment? It’s practical magic. Here are a few basics to get you started.