The Underground Railroad Was One of America’s First Co-ops: A Black History Tour of Cooperative Economics
by Laura FlandersApr 17, 2014
- From slavery to Jim Crow to cities today, African-Americans have been leading the cooperative movement.
Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again
by Sena ChristianApr 17, 2014
- Preliminary results from the 2012 Census of Agriculture show the increasing role of women in U.S. agriculture—especially on organic and small-scale farms.
Don't Leave BitCoin to the Libertarians! (Or, Why Your Movement Needs Open Source Money)
by Nathan SchneiderApr 14, 2014
- Movements for economic justice and equality are rarely flush with cash. But "cryptocurrencies" like Bitcoin might stand to change the rules in their favor.
Video: Can We Create Living-Wage Jobs for Everyone?
by Laura FlandersApr 09, 2014
- We have plenty of low-income jobs, but fewer in the middle where we really need investment. How can we make sure public money is spent for the greater good?
A New Source of Jobs for India's Rural Women? (Hint: It's in Your Shampoo)
by Shilpi ChhotrayApr 09, 2014
- The business in chemicals extracted from seaweed—predicted to be worth $7 billion by 2018—is emerging as a source of employment for rural women.
After Death of Radical Mayor, Mississippi's Capital Wrestles With His Economic Vision
by Laura FlandersApr 01, 2014
- Mayor Chokwe Lumumba implemented only the first steps of his plan to address Jackson's extreme income inequality, which most seriously affected black residents. Now the city faces a choice between vastly different approaches to economic development.
Want to Fight the Corporate Takeover? Start with a Pint at the Pub
by David BollierMar 28, 2014
- The British government is reversing damage done to local economies by the Great Recession by protecting local pubs.
Mondragón and the System Problem
by Gar Alperovitz, Thomas M. HannaMar 24, 2014
- Among the lessons of a major cooperative business' bankruptcy: The success of big co-ops might depend on things like radically reforming transportation and other parts of the larger economy.
Video: Can Co-Ops Curb Poverty In New York City?
by Laura FlandersMar 14, 2014
- Of the many businesses in New York, only 23 are worker co-ops. But those that exist have a strong record of raising wages and reducing poverty, especially in low-income communities like city councilmember Maria del Carmen Arroyo's South Bronx district.
Infographic: A Guided Tour of the New Economy
Mar 03, 2014
- What will the transition to a "new economy" really look like? To find out, explore this interactive infographic from the group New England New Economy Transition.
Remembering Chokwe Lumumba
by Laura FlandersFeb 26, 2014
- Can you be a revolutionary and a mayor? Chokwe Lumumba—who spent eight months as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, before he died—did his best to be both.
Tiny Houses for the Homeless: An Affordable Solution Catches On
by Erika LundahlFeb 20, 2014
- A growing number of towns and cities have found a practical solution to homelessness through the construction of tiny-house villages—and housing officials are taking notice.
New Video from Harry Potter Director Promotes Tax on Wall Street
by John Cavanagh, Robin BroadFeb 18, 2014
- The video, set in 2024, shows European bankers looking back at the passage of a tax that brought "serious money to the fight against extreme poverty."
A Passion for Peppers: The Movement to Save New Mexico's Treasured Chiles
by Nina Bunker RuizFeb 14, 2014
- New Mexico's traditional landrace chile varieties have adapted to hot days, cold nights, and long dry spells. But can they survive modern agribusiness?
A "Pay-It-Forward" Approach to Funding Solar Power
by Corey HillFeb 05, 2014
- Donations to a California nonprofit don't just fund one solar installation, but circulate from one project to the next.