A fair economy that works for people and the planet.
Work in San Francisco? No Sweat
by Andrew Lovejoyposted Nov 08, 2005
- Beginning in December 2005, the city of San Francisco will require all contractors to guarantee that any goods they supply are produced without “sweatshop” labor.
Fair trade: for everyone's benefit
by Lilja Ottoposted Nov 07, 2005
- The fair trade movement has forged direct, stable, democratic trade relations between producers and consumers
What Can Congregations Do?
by Richard Langposted Nov 07, 2005
- Three steps for congregations towards creating new economic practices of sharing
The Prophets Versus Empire
by Richard Langposted Oct 31, 2005
- Is it time for Americans to build a culture that rejects empire and adopts the principles of the Jubilee?
Indicator: Wal-Mart Draws Canadian Opposition
by Valerie Doyleposted Oct 04, 2005
- Wal-Mart closes store in Canada that was unionized.
Book Review: Dilemmas of Domination by Walden Bello
by Saul Landauposted Sep 26, 2005
- Walden Bello, scholar activist, has written a manifesto on how globalization works and fails.
Book Review: America Beyond Capitalism by Gar
by Adria Scharfposted Sep 12, 2005
- Adria Scharf reviews a book that will ignite the creative imagination needed for progressive activists to connect their work to a shared vision for a democratic political-economic system
Ten Reasons Young People Should Care About Social
by Rock the Voteposted Aug 29, 2005
The Dos and Don'ts of Social Security
by Amy Chasanovposted Aug 29, 2005
- What can we do to fix social security without destroying it?
Retirement Crisis, Real or Imagined? Moral and
Economic Questions on Social Security
by Gar Alperovitzposted Aug 29, 2005
- Social security privatization, the collapse of private pensions, low rates of savings -- what should we do?
Of, By and For Seniors: Japanese Seniors Co-operatives
by Robert Marshallposted Aug 15, 2005
- Japanese families are getting smaller while the ranks of the aged are growing. A co-operative has stepped into this vacuum, connecting thousands of elders who have something to give and something to receive.
Two Crises, One Solution
by Van Jonesposted May 25, 2005
- We face devastation of the natural world and violence in human communities. There's a way to solve both these crises. A reverence movement would anchor a different economics, a restorative economics. Working with nature, we can create wealth sustainably and spread it more equitably. Solution-based, investment-driven environmentalism.
In Brazil: Creating a New Reality
by Michelle Burkhartposted May 25, 2005
- A poor-people's movement settles thousands of aspiring farmers on unused land - and now they have some really big plans.
Students Break Out
by Becky Brun, Brian Edstromposted May 16, 2005
- Alternative spring breaks: These young people experienced adventure, camaraderie, and the satisfaction of making a difference--plus a few surprises
U.S. to Become Net Food Importer
by Doug Pibelposted May 05, 2005
- Figures released at the end of 2004 by the Department of Agriculture showed that in 2005, for the first time in more than 50 years, the U.S. will have no trade surplus in food.