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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
Day 3 of New Economy Week: Building a Movement That Can Win
Three Moves for a Bigger, Stronger Worker-Owned Economy
Three Moves for a Bigger, Stronger Worker-Owned Economy
While worker-owned co-ops provide a significant chunk of employment in several European countries, in the United States we still have a ways to go. Fortunately, opportunities for growth are everywhere.
Posted Oct 15, 2014
Day 2 of New Economy Week: Expanding How We Think About What's Possible
Economists Who Say the Planet Has Infinite Resources Are Today’s Flat Earth Society
Economists Who Say the Planet Has Infinite Resources Are Today’s Flat Earth Society
The attempt to solve our ecological and social crises through economic growth is a fool’s task, because both crises have a common cause: an infinite-planet, perpetual-growth economy has met the limits of a finite planet.
Posted Oct 14, 2014
My Cousin Was Shot Dead by a Police Officer. Here’s What It Means for the New Economy Movement
My Cousin Was Shot Dead by a Police Officer. Here’s What It Means for the New Economy Movement
Many opportunities exist for collaboration between the movements for racial justice and for an economy that works for everyone.
Posted Oct 14, 2014
What Housing Organizers in Buffalo Learned from the ’70s
What Housing Organizers in Buffalo Learned from the ’70s
Why did some of the cooperative institutions built in the ’70s—especially food co-ops—get to scale and thrive in subsequent decades, while others faded away?
Posted Oct 13, 2014
With an Economy that Worked for All, Mike Brown Would Still Be Alive
With an Economy that Worked for All, Mike Brown Would Still Be Alive
“Our full humanity is expressed only when we have the capacity and the opportunity to be productive, to do for ourselves, meeting our needs in our communities.”
Posted Oct 13, 2014
Day 1 of New Economy Week: The New Economy Isn’t New
Day 1 of New Economy Week: The New Economy Isn’t New
Those who have suffered the most at the hands of an unfair economy are also the most experienced at imagining and building alternative futures.
Posted Oct 13, 2014

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