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New Film Shows How Florida Farmworkers Won Fairer Pay From America's Biggest Food Companies
by Nur Laljiposted Nov 21, 2014
- "This is not a film about oppression," said Food Chains executive producer Eva Longoria. "It's actually about transformation."
How the U.S. Government Could End the Student Debt Crisis Today
by Raúl Carrilloposted Nov 12, 2014
- Instead of loaning students money, the federal government could just pay for their tuition, without causing any significant economic problems.
Bikes! Co-Ops! Voyages of Self-Discovery! This Project Brings Together Everything You Love
posted Nov 06, 2014
- In the summers of 2012 and 2013, a group of college students and recent grads bicycled across America, visiting cooperative businesses and re-imagining the country they were about to inherit.
“We Couldn’t Possibly Be Poor”: How a Doctor Fell Into Poverty
by Robin Dickinsonposted Nov 03, 2014
- “As we found ourselves choosing between rice, oatmeal, or potatoes for every meal, it occurred to us that being in poverty isn’t about how hard you work; it’s about how much money you make.”
Before the Zombie Apocalypse—These 4 Trade Deals Were Ravaging the World!
by James Trimarco, Marc J. Palmposted Oct 29, 2014
- Forget ghouls and goblins. From deregulating Wall Street to shredding environmental and labor protections—these policy monsters are way scarier.
Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time
posted Oct 24, 2014
- Take a sneak peek at “Own the Change,” a new documentary about worker-owned cooperatives. We’ll be running the full film here at YES! next week.
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.
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?
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.
Day 3 of New Economy Week: Building a Movement That Can Win
posted Oct 15, 2014
Three Moves for a Bigger, Stronger Worker-Owned Economy
by Alison Linganeposted Oct 15, 2014
- While worker-owned co-ops provide a significant chunk of employment in several European countries, in the United States we still have a ways to go. Fortunately, opportunities for growth are everywhere.
Day 2 of New Economy Week: Expanding How We Think About What's Possible
posted Oct 14, 2014