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NEW ECONOMY

A fair economy that works for people and the planet.

Stacy Mitchell: We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy Stacy Mitchell: We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy
Buying local isn’t enough. If we’re going to get our economy back on track, we have to re-center on communities.
3 Lessons for Appalachia’s Post-Coal Economy 3 Lessons for Appalachia’s Post-Coal Economy
by Brooke Jarvis
Appalachian residents are working to keep local and sustainable sources of wealth central in a post-coal economy.
Hot and Crusty Bakery Workers Seal the Deal on Unionization Hot and Crusty Bakery Workers Seal the Deal on Unionization
by Olivia Rosane
Back in September, YES! covered the efforts of immigrant workers at New York City’s Hot and Crusty Bakery to form a union. After a series of twists and turns that tested the workers’ persistence, the shop is now set to open in December with a fully unionized workforce.
Walmart’s Summer of Discontent Explodes in Black Friday Strikes Walmart’s Summer of Discontent Explodes in Black Friday Strikes
by Cecilia Garza
Over the past year a diverse coalition of groups representing Walmart workers have broken decades of silence and united to confront the company. Now, organizers expect more than 1,000 strikes on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.
Can a “Dracula Strategy” Bring Trans-Pacific Partnership into the Sunlight? Can a “Dracula Strategy” Bring Trans-Pacific Partnership into the Sunlight?
by Lori Wallach
A highly secretive trade agreement aims to penalize countries that protect workers, consumers, and the environment. Luckily, the growing opposition goes beyond the usual trade justice suspects.
We Can Address “Fiscal Cliff” Without Cuts to Social Security We Can Address “Fiscal Cliff” Without Cuts to Social Security
by Democracy Now!
Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman investigates the issue of the “fiscal cliff” and examines the agenda of some of those advocating for corporate tax relief.
With Rolling Jubilee, 99 Percent Beats Wall Street at Its Own Game With Rolling Jubilee, 99 Percent Beats Wall Street at Its Own Game
by James Trimarco
What are the implications of a social movement that has come to understand Wall Street’s financial magic?
Alta Gracia Clothing Factory Shows New Pathways in Fair Trade Alta Gracia Clothing Factory Shows New Pathways in Fair Trade
by Peter Dreier
For years, student activists pressured their schools to partner with the Workers Rights Consortium to make sure their college gear was sweatshop-free. Now, they have another choice: a fair-trade clothing manufacturer called Alta Gracia.
Next Leaders in the Climate Movement: Insurance Companies? Next Leaders in the Climate Movement: Insurance Companies?
by Jeff Raderstrong
Insurance companies are likely to pay out billions in claims due to events caused by climate change—which makes them well-poised to lead the way to a low-carbon economy.
Net Zero’s Net Worth: How Renewable Energy Is Rescuing Schools from Budget Cuts Net Zero’s Net Worth: How Renewable Energy Is Rescuing Schools from Budget Cuts
by Erin L. McCoy
Educators across the country are finding millions of dollars in savings through cheap and simple forms of renewable energy.
For Some Debtors, “Coming Out” Is First Step Toward Resistance For Some Debtors, “Coming Out” Is First Step Toward Resistance
by Chris Kasper
Chris Kasper hadn’t realized how much shame he felt for being in debt until he stood up in public and spoke about it. As much of Occupy’s energy flows into debt resistance, more people are doing the same.
At Oakland’s Abandoned Army Base, a Jobs Plan Brings Hope to Locals At Oakland’s Abandoned Army Base, a Jobs Plan Brings Hope to Locals
by Mark Andrew Boyer
A new $1 billion plan to turn a vacant base into a shipping and logistics center will create thousands of jobs for the Oakland residents who need them most.
Green Party’s Jill Stein: A Missing Voice in Presidential Debates Green Party’s Jill Stein: A Missing Voice in Presidential Debates
by Sarah van Gelder
The Green Party wasn’t represented at Tuesday’s presidential debate. Here’s what we might have heard if Jill Stein had gotten her say.
Live at 8:00 EST: Occupy Wall Street’s Rolling Jubilee Live at 8:00 EST: Occupy Wall Street’s Rolling Jubilee
by YES! online team
Tonight, Strike Debt brings you the Rolling Jubilee, a bailout for the 99 percent. Watch the NYC event live with us to see Occupy buy up your debt—and then abolish it.
Photo Essay: Portraits of Americans at Work Photo Essay: Portraits of Americans at Work
by Caleb Ferguson
Photographer Caleb Ferguson goes cross-country to document the diversity of the American workforce.
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