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The New Economy Comes of Age: 7 Steps Toward Shared Prosperity
The New Economy Comes of Age: 7 Steps Toward Shared Prosperity
Democratic ownership, localized food production, and a shift to renewables are key principles in this growing movement to re-envision our economy.
Posted Dec 10, 2014
Graphic: Convince Your Relatives to Ditch Amazon and Go Local This Holiday Season
Graphic: Convince Your Relatives to Ditch Amazon and Go Local This Holiday Season
If you close the Amazon app, get off the couch, and shop at independent shops this holiday season, you could be helping rebuild your local economy.
Posted Dec 09, 2014
The Battle in Seattle, 15 Years On: How an Unsung Hero Kept the Movements United
The Battle in Seattle, 15 Years On: How an Unsung Hero Kept the Movements United
A lead organizer of the protests against the World Trade Organization in 1999 remembers Tyree Scott, a quiet presence in the labor movement who urged unity when it mattered most.
Posted Dec 01, 2014
New Film Shows How Florida Farmworkers Won Fairer Pay From America's Biggest Food Companies
New Film Shows How Florida Farmworkers Won Fairer Pay From America's Biggest Food Companies
"This is not a film about oppression," said Food Chains executive producer Eva Longoria. "It's actually about transformation."
Posted Nov 21, 2014
How the U.S. Government Could End the Student Debt Crisis Today
How the U.S. Government Could End the Student Debt Crisis Today
Instead of loaning students money, the federal government could just pay for their tuition, without causing any significant economic problems.
Posted Nov 12, 2014
Bikes! Co-Ops! Voyages of Self-Discovery! This Project Brings Together Everything You Love
Bikes! Co-Ops! Voyages of Self-Discovery! This Project Brings Together Everything You Love
In the summers of 2012 and 2013, a group of college students and recent grads bicycled across America, visiting cooperative businesses and re-imagining the country they were about to inherit.
Posted Nov 06, 2014
“We Couldn’t Possibly Be Poor”: How a Doctor Fell Into Poverty
“We Couldn’t Possibly Be Poor”: How a Doctor Fell Into Poverty
“As we found ourselves choosing between rice, oatmeal, or potatoes for every meal, it occurred to us that being in poverty isn’t about how hard you work; it’s about how much money you make.”
Posted Nov 03, 2014
Before the Zombie Apocalypse—These 4 Trade Deals Were Ravaging the World!
Before the Zombie Apocalypse—These 4 Trade Deals Were Ravaging the World!
Forget ghouls and goblins. From deregulating Wall Street to shredding environmental and labor protections—these policy monsters are way scarier.
Posted Oct 29, 2014
Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time
Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time
Take a sneak peek at “Own the Change,” a new documentary about worker-owned cooperatives. We’ll be running the full film here at YES! next week.
Posted Oct 24, 2014
LA School District Uses Its Spending Power to Support Local Farms, Workers’ Rights, and Kids’ Nutrition
LA School District Uses Its Spending Power to Support Local Farms, Workers’ Rights, and Kids’ Nutrition
Local economies can be strengthened through the large purchasing power of local institutions. Here’s how the nation's second largest school district is doing it.
Posted Oct 17, 2014
Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy—The Story Begins in Navajo Country
Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy—The Story Begins in Navajo Country
A proposed community-owned solar project on an abandoned coal mine in Arizona illustrates how cooperative economics make it possible to stop extracting fossil fuels—without leaving workers behind.
Posted Oct 17, 2014
After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It
After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It
Fed up with essentially begging for access to quality food, residents of this predominantly African-American and low-income neighborhood decided to open their own grocery store.
Posted Oct 17, 2014
Day 5 of New Economy Week: The New Economy Is Close to Home
Day 5 of New Economy Week: The New Economy Is Close to Home
From California to Mississippi, people are organizing to build local power and are seeing major victories. How do we support and encourage their work?
Posted Oct 17, 2014
Day 4 of New Economy Week: Combating Climate Change Without Leaving Anyone Behind
Day 4 of New Economy Week: Combating Climate Change Without Leaving Anyone Behind
How do we transition to an economy powered by renewable energy without leaving the workers employed by fossil fuel companies behind?
Posted Oct 16, 2014
Good Jobs or a Healthy Planet? We Can Have Both
Good Jobs or a Healthy Planet? We Can Have Both
If we really want to fix the environment, then we need to join coalitions with organizations that focus on changing our economic system too.
Posted Oct 16, 2014

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