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Looking Backward: Economics and the Cult of Yesterday 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.
Climate Hero Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins 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.
Last Mountain Standing: Coal River Valley Residents Fight for Wind Farm Last Mountain Standing: Coal River Valley Residents Fight for Wind Farm
by Jed Grubbs
The last intact mountain in West Virginia's Coal River Valley is slated for mountaintop removal coal mining. Local residents have other ideas.
NextStep Recycling NextStep Recycling
NextStep Recycling saves computers from landfills--providing employment, education outreach and technology access to low-income residents in the process.
Climate Hero Marcus Ryan Climate Hero Marcus Ryan
by Kate Sheppard
A former Obama campaigner helps neighbors find talented green workers to make their homes climate-friendly.
Clean Energy Works: Portland Project a Model for Green Stimulus Clean Energy Works: Portland Project a Model for Green Stimulus
by Roger Valdez
In Portland, Recovery Act funds are 'laying the foundation for long-term economic, environmental, and community health.'
Green the Block :: Beauty from the Ashes Green the Block :: Beauty from the Ashes
by Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins and Rev. Lennox Yearwood
To honor the victims of September 11, 2001, urban communities involved in the green jobs movement spent the anniversary of the attacks building stronger communities through service.
Trade Your Job Trade Your Job
by Valerie Saturen
The old apprenticeship model of learning by doing gets new life as people who’ve been left out of the job market train to meet the growing demand for green-collar workers.
No Vacation Nation No Vacation Nation
by John de Graaf
Along with paid vacation, we're missing out on happiness, better health, and a more sustainable society.
Signs of Life :: Sit-In Keeps Factory Open Signs of Life :: Sit-In Keeps Factory Open
by Laura Kaliebe
Workers at the Des Plaines, Illinois, Hartmarx factory voted to stage a sit-in this June against banking giant Wells Fargo.
Navajo Nation Council Votes For Green Jobs Navajo Nation Council Votes For Green Jobs
The first green jobs bill from America's First Nations promises much needed, culturally appropriate jobs.
Cleveland’s Worker-Owned Boom Cleveland’s Worker-Owned Boom
by Gar Alperovitz, Ted Howard, Steve Dubb
Rust-belt to recovery through worker-owned business and city, hospital, and university cooperation.
New Economy, New Ways to Work New Economy, New Ways to Work
Worker co-ops are enjoying a resurgence. And instead of flying off to distant shareholders, the profits go to the worker/owners who keep them circulating close to home.
Van Jones: Beyond the Politics of Confrontation Van Jones: Beyond the Politics of Confrontation
by Sarah van Gelder, Van Jones
Meet the man who’s convincing the country, and the new President, that the next economy needs to be green and just. Interview by Sarah van Gelder.
Commentary :: Worker-Owned Café Offers Local     Food, Space to Talk Commentary :: Worker-Owned Café Offers Local Food, Space to Talk
by Robert Jensen, Carlos Pérez de Alejo
Robert Jensen, Carlos Pérez de Alejo describe the thinking behind “Piqueteros” (a name drawn from the movement of un- and under-employed workers in Argentina), one of the few worker-owned-and-operated cafés operating in the United States.
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