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NEW ECONOMY

A fair economy that works for people and the planet.

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
What to Do with Your Money During Tough Times What to Do with Your Money During Tough Times
by Michael Kramer
First rule: Don’'t panic. How to weather an economic storm and help make the transition to a less crisis-prone future.
Students as Citizen Diplomats Students as Citizen Diplomats
by Brendan Clarke
For over 20 years, Bainbridge Island, WA, has been building a strong relationship with its sister city Ometepe, Nicaragua. Instead of just learning about foreign relations, students and teachers are forging their own. Here are their stories.
Has Your Town Declared Peace Yet? Has Your Town Declared Peace Yet?
by Ben Manski, Karen Dolan
Ben Manski and Karen Dolan show how local communities have quit waiting for the federal government and are making their own foreign policy
Reclaiming Corn and Culture Reclaiming Corn and Culture
by Wendy Call
NAFTA was sold as a win-win. After 14 years of losing, Mexican farmers are making their own trade rules—fair ones.
Just the Facts: Foreign Aid vs. Military Spending Just the Facts: Foreign Aid vs. Military Spending
by Noah Grant
The U.S. spends piles of money on foreign aid, right? See how the spending actually stacks up. The U.S., with 300 million people, gives away $23.5 billion in non-military aid to developing countries. But the 333 million people in the next four countries spend almost double: $44.7 billion. Meanwhile, we account for 48% of the world’s $1.47 trillion spent on the military. And we’re tops per capita, too.
A Potential Ally in Fighting Consumerism A Potential Ally in Fighting Consumerism
by Dale Jiajun Wen
A Potential Ally in Fighting Consumerism, by Dale Jiajun Wen shows that China, like the U.S., is discovering the dangers, eco-stresses, and human costs of a consumer-oriented lifestyle—and like in the U.S., some in China are creating alternatives.
Africa’s Own Needs Should Come First Africa’s Own Needs Should Come First
by Emira Woods
Rising prices make African oil a tempting prize. But African leaders are resisting U.S. plans to militarize the continent, saying their resources should be used to alleviate poverty.
The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign Teaching Toolbox The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign Teaching Toolbox
The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign Teaching Toolbox offers a five-part series of lesson plans designed for use in high school classrooms. These interactive activities explore key themes surrounding Green-Collar Jobs Campaign's work, including: the green economy, eco-equity and eco-privilege, model cities, and restorative justice. We've identified compelling YES! articles to support teaching with these activities.
The First Women Barefoot Solar Engineers of the World The First Women Barefoot Solar Engineers of the World
This 10-minute video tells the story of the first woman barefoot solar engineers in the world. “This is a true story about ordinary heroes. A story of very simple women who have made an extraordinary difference in their own community…”
Barefoot Photographers :: Photo Essay :4:
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