New Economy

People We Love :: Lorraine Kerwood
by Keeley Harding
Rebuilding computers for the community.
Womanshare Deals in Skills, Community
by Heather Purser
12 years ago YES! Magazine wrote about Womanshare, a grassroots group that allows members to exchange services for time, not money. Has the promise of the story we’ve published turned into reality?
How the Seattle WTO Protests Changed the World
Video: United Steelworkers remember the union role in taking on the WTO.
Recovery Act's Green Jobs: Weatherization in New York City
640,329 jobs have been created or saved by the Recovery Act. Green for All provides a glimpse into how the program affects the people who hold those jobs and the residents receiving weatherization services in New York City.
Africa and the Economic Crisis
by Emira Woods
The recession creates an opportunity to challenge flawed existing models and assert new strategies for Africa's economic progress.
The Copenhagen Moment
Video: Leaders of the climate justice movement on turning the U.N. negotiations in Copenhagen into a true global turning point.
Putting the Science of Happiness Into Practice
by John de Graaf
Countries around the world are beginning to apply the science of well-being to the decisions they make. News from the 5th International Conference on Gross National Happiness.
4 Quick Ways to Boost Employment
by Dean Baker
Rights for renters, flexible work schedules, and other ways to create jobs.
Climate and Capitalism in Copenhagen
by Walden Bello
The climate problem cannot be addressed without addressing capitalism's incessant drive, motivated by the search for profit, to transform living nature into dead commodities.
Looking Backward: Economics and the Cult of Yesterday
by Jonathan Rowe
GDP and productivity don't measure what's really going on in the economy—or in people's lives. Jonathan Rowe on measuring what matters.
How to Break the Climate Stalemate Between the Global South and the North
by Gopal Dayaneni, Mateo Nube
Rich and poor countries are in this together. If either fails to step up, the planet is in trouble. A climate deal must take into account the Global North’s responsibility for nearly 70 percent of greenhouse pollution and the Global South’s need to move out of poverty. The North must cut back sharply on emissions while the South leapfrogs over the industrial age to clean-energy prosperity.
Climate Hero Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
by Kate Sheppard
Green For All organizes minority and low-income communities to press for green jobs and mobilizes their grassroots power into a national force for an inclusive, clean-energy economy.
The "Battle in Seattle" at 10
by Mark Engler
WTO+10: Did the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organization actually make a difference?
Growing Local: Interview with BALLE's Michelle Long
by Brooke Jarvis
By working with local businesses, Michelle Long helped make Bellingham, Washington a national leader in urban sustainability. As executive director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, she's taking her vision to cities around North America.
The WTO and the Myth of Activist Violence
by Rebecca Solnit
The people who have made our world through direct action have been treated as dangerous, even if they are revered when their radical acts are at a safe distance.