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NEW ECONOMY

A fair economy that works for people and the planet.

They Stood Up to the Banks
by Sarah van Gelder
Like other moments in U.S. history when the robber barons or the big banks went too far, the American people reined them in this week, refusing to hand over billions of dollars that would put themselves and their children and grandchildren into debt to pay off the collapsing fortunes of some over-sized and under-regulated banks.
Finance to Serve the Economy Finance to Serve the Economy
by Leslie Christian
How urgent is the financial situation? A Wall Street veteran says problems in finance don't mean the end of the economy.
Main Street Before Wall Street
by David Korten
Whose Bailout? Main Street is the world of local businesses and working people engaged in producing and exchanging real goods and services—a world of real wealth. Wall Street as it now exists is a world of pure money in which the sole game is to use money to make money for people who have money
Excerpt :: The Green Collar Economy Excerpt :: The Green Collar Economy
by Van Jones
Excerpt from book by Van Jones, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems
WTO Photo Quiz WTO Photo Quiz
by Kevin Sharp
Photographer Kevin Sharp paired his photos of the 1999 event with stills from the new film. You might be surprised by what's real and what's not
Community Land Trust Keeps Prices Affordable—For Now And Forever Community Land Trust Keeps Prices Affordable—For Now And Forever
by Daniel Fireside
Community Housing Trusts buy land and houses, not for profit, but to keep them affordable for low- and middle-income residents. Daniel Fireside looks at the success of Vermont's 25-year-old Champlain Housing Trust, which provides homes for 2,100 households.
Create Your Own Workplace Create Your Own Workplace
by Layla Aslani
Cooperative businesses allow employee-owners to receive all the benefits of their work—and their jobs can't get out-sourced or downsized. Layla Aslani shows how low-income women are starting cooperative businesses, becoming their own bosses, and creating lasting prosperity for themselves and their families.
Fairness for Working Parents Fairness for Working Parents
by Nanette Fondas
Living wages mean working parents can support their kids. Time off means they can raise them. Author and mother Nanette Fondas lays out what truly family friendly policies would look like.
Just the Facts :: How the Middle Class Got Stuck Just the Facts :: How the Middle Class Got Stuck
by Noah Grant, Layla Aslani, Doug Pibel
Surging prices, stagnant wages, spiralling debt. This is what stuck feels like.
Swift Raids Swift Raids
A Documentary by United Food and Commercial Workers about the raids in Swift Meatpacking plants.
The Battle in Seattle The Battle in Seattle
Watch the trailer to Stuart Townsend's account of the WTO protests in Seattle in 1999.
Reinventing Our Food System Reinventing Our Food System
by Raj Patel
Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved, speaks to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now about the food crisis.
Focus on Fair Trade Focus on Fair Trade
These three TransFair USA curricula are designed to help students understand the concept of fair trade and to highlight its values and significance to farmers and communities. Using familiar imported foods—chocolate, bananas and coffee—as the focus, your students will gain an appreciation for the hard work of the farmer and will feel empowered knowing their consumer choices have real impact on real people.
Bonnie Raitt & Dolores Huerta Bonnie Raitt & Dolores Huerta
by Bonnie Raitt, Dolores Huerta
Bonnie Raitt and Dolores Huerta dicsuss Union Organizing, NAFTA, Human Rights, Environmentalism, Nuclear Energy, Feminism
Carl Pope & Van Jones Carl Pope & Van Jones
by Van Jones, Carl Pope
Carl Pope and Van Jones discuss Environmentalism, New Media, Civil Rights, the Economy
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