Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) developed "community benefits agreements" to specify benefits to be provided to neighborhoods affected by a particular development.
Angela Glover Blackwell is founder and CEO of PolicyLink, a national organization working for economic and social equity. Her work has centered on revitalizing low-income communities and communities of color and public-interest law. She recently co-authored Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground: New Dimensions on Race in America (2002, WW Norton & Co).
USAS campaign protests Coca Cola human rights violations at Colombian bottling plants
Unocal agrees to settle lawsuits in connection with the company's construction of an oil pipeline.
Figures released at the end of 2004 by the Department of Agriculture showed that in 2005, for the first time in more than 50 years, the U.S. will have no trade surplus in food.
South Korea builds world's biggest solar power plant and tidal energy power plant
Florida and Nevada will require minimum wage to rise automatically with inflation.
Not just local, but community-owned stores are starting up in Ely, Nevada, Middlebury Vermont, Swanville, Minnesota and more.
Through a national referendum, Uraguay had become the first country to outlaw water privatization by direct democracy and to declare water a “constitutional right.”
I still believe that we are capable of moving beyond the simplicity of “good people and bad people,” and that we can overcome our racism and arrogance to work with others of all colors and cultures to make a better world for everyone. And I’m still basing my life on that belief.
no comment - a humorous look at history getting even
No More Throwaway People is a provocative analysis of the non-market economy and an inspiration for the social service community.
The science of global warming, and the dream of the "World Energy Modernization Plan" are two issues covered in the book
How to Give Money for Tsunami Relief
Websites, books and organizations providing sustainable design tools, networks for change, resources for advancing equity, and improving schools.
Lisa Gale Garrigues reviews two films about Argentina during the economic crisis of 2002. Both films offer lessons in what ordinary people can do.
Under an agreement between the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Taco Bell, workers will receive one cent more per pound of tomatoes picked
Dr. Seuss' Wisdom, Brit Tzedek Grows, More on the Good Life, Film Connection, Stay Positive
New York Daily News reporter and Democracy Now! co-host, and president of National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Labor's Contribution Omitted, A Cell with a View, Nuclear is Not Sustainable Energy, Greenwashing China, Working for our Community
Stories about readers who have created the Citizens Network for Sustainable Development's Leadership for Sustainability, Vashon Votes! and quilts for kids in Iraq, Africa, and Afghanistan.
Toxic Cosmetics, Septic Tank vs Sewer, Recycling CDs, Microwave Safety
Darrin Burgess reviews "Hope Dies Last" and "The Impossible Will Take a Little While"
Wangari Maathai, founder of Kenya's Green Belt Movement, recently won the Nobel Peace Prize. Her message: Peace is founded in healthy ecosystems, access to natural resources, and democracy.
Weight of the moose that ran off a cliff in Norway and landed on Leo Henriksen’s Mazda. . .
What is the Gerrilla News Network?
Young people in Oakland wanted to talk about real solutions to the poverty, racism, and powerlessness that they grew up with—but all the city’s hip-hop radio station offered was violence and mind-numbing entertainment
Our country, our government is us and it needs our help
National Council of Churches is rolling out study materials on the current state of world affairs.
Take Back Your Time. We need more time for the things that matter most.
What is the work ahead? We need to have an economic message that challenges the destructive force of the global economy.
What is the work ahead?
Create a non-party political movement with an agenda grounded in a vision of a just and sustainable future for all.
If we want peace, if we don’t want to live with regrets and in despair, then we must adopt not the language of fear, but the language of hope and dreams. To invoke a Puerto Rican expression: pa’lante. Forward.
Progressives need to take the time to create and articulate a vision that will withstand the test of time and transcend two-, four- and six-year election cycles.