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NEW ECONOMY

A fair economy that works for people and the planet.

Java Justice Java Justice
by Dee Axelrod
A Jewish Ugandan coffee farmer partners with Christian and Muslim neighbors to produce jobs, understanding, and a great coffee. Thanksgivingcoffee.com
Sustainable Fashion
by Andrew Lovejoy
Clothing from companies that use sustainable materials and manufacturing practices
Chad-Cameroon Project Violates Human Rights
by Sarah Fort
One of Africa’s largest development projects, the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline, is producing human rights violations along with its oil, says Amnesty International.
Work in San Francisco? No Sweat
by Andrew Lovejoy
Beginning in December 2005, the city of San Francisco will require all contractors to guarantee that any goods they supply are produced without “sweatshop” labor.
Fair trade: for everyone's benefit
by Lilja Otto
The fair trade movement has forged direct, stable, democratic trade relations between producers and consumers
What Can Congregations Do?
by Richard Lang
Three steps for congregations towards creating new economic practices of sharing
The Prophets Versus Empire The Prophets Versus Empire
by Richard Lang
Is it time for Americans to build a culture that rejects empire and adopts the principles of the Jubilee?
Indicator: Wal-Mart Draws Canadian     Opposition Indicator: Wal-Mart Draws Canadian Opposition
by Valerie Doyle
Wal-Mart closes store in Canada that was unionized.
Book Review: Dilemmas of Domination by Walden Bello
by Saul Landau
Walden Bello, scholar activist, has written a manifesto on how globalization works and fails.
Book Review: America Beyond Capitalism by Gar Alperovitz
by Adria Scharf
Adria Scharf reviews a book that will ignite the creative imagination needed for progressive activists to connect their work to a shared vision for a democratic political-economic system
Ten Reasons Young People Should Care About Social Security
by Rock the Vote
The Dos and Don'ts of Social Security
by Amy Chasanov
What can we do to fix social security without destroying it?
Retirement Crisis, Real or Imagined? Moral and Economic Questions on Social Security
by Gar Alperovitz
Social security privatization, the collapse of private pensions, low rates of savings -- what should we do?
Of, By and For Seniors: Japanese Seniors Co-operatives Of, By and For Seniors: Japanese Seniors Co-operatives
by Robert Marshall
Japanese families are getting smaller while the ranks of the aged are growing. A co-operative has stepped into this vacuum, connecting thousands of elders who have something to give and something to receive.
Two Crises, One Solution Two Crises, One Solution
by Van Jones
We face devastation of the natural world and violence in human communities. There's a way to solve both these crises. A reverence movement would anchor a different economics, a restorative economics. Working with nature, we can create wealth sustainably and spread it more equitably. Solution-based, investment-driven environmentalism.
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