In Nigeria, A Template For Solar-Powered Minigrids Emerges

By Chris Warren, Greentechmedia.com -

How a unique partnership, innovative financing and stubborn persistence created a model for localized solar and batteries. On a humid November day in the small Nigerian village of Gbamu Gbamu [...]

Do We Need Police? That Question Is Not As Crazy As It Sounds

By Eleanor Goldfield, Artkillingapathy.com -

The first time someone offered up the suggestion to abolish police, I was shocked and confused. I’ve known for a long time that the prison industrial complex is poison, that predominantly black [...]

Legal Marijuana Propelling Public Banking

By Staff, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

Things are moving fast in California. A Los Angeles City Council committee approved a resolution February 16 to support the recently introduced state bill that would create a Public Bank that [...]

How City-Owned Public Banks Could Transform Cities

By Oscar Perry Abello, Nextcity.org -

It’s no surprise that Malia Cohen worries about what local public dollars are doing. As a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the municipal legislative body, it’s her job to know [...]

One Million Trees Pledged To ‘Trump Forest’ To Offset President’s Anti-Climate Agenda

By Lorraine Chow, Ecowatch.com -

Trump Forest—a global reforestation project aiming to offset President Trump's anti-climate policies—has reached 1 million trees after thousands of pledges from around the world. Trump Forest [...]

Let’s Follow Lead Of Parkland Youth To Stop Mass Shootings In U.S.

By John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

Many say it’s the guns that are responsible for the mass shootings. Some say that it’s not the guns, it’s the people. For others, it’s not the people, it’s a mental health issue. Others reply [...]

Union Group Argues For Public Ownership Of Energy Systems

By Christine Marie, Socialistaction.org -

According to the International Energy Agency and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IEA-IREA), the investment needed to keep global warming below the threshold of two degrees Celsius [...]

German Cities To Trial Free Public Transport To Cut Pollution

By Philip Oltermann, Theguardian.com -

“Car nation” Germany has surprised neighbours with a radical proposal to reduce road traffic by making public transport free, as Berlin scrambles to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big [...]

Dutch Minister Confirms Ban On Drilling, Shale Gas ‘Not An Option’

By Staff, Dutchnews.nl -

The Netherlands will not give out any permits for the exploration for shale gas in the Netherlands, economic affairs minister Erik Wiebes has confirmed to parliament. ‘Shale gas is not an option [...]

Austin Becomes 1st City In Texas To Mandate Paid Sick Leave

By Philip Jankowski, Statesman.com   -

The Austin City Council voted early Friday to make paid sick leave a mandatory requirement for all non-government employers, making Austin the first city in Texas to regulate sick leave. The [...]

Scholars For Social Justice Launches With 100+ Members

Scholars for Social Justice (SSJ) is a new formation of progressive scholars committed to promoting and fighting for a political agenda that insists on justice for all, especially those most [...]

China Reassigns 60,000 Soldiers To Plant Trees In Bid To Fight Pollution

By Samuel Osborne, Independent.co.uk -

China has reportedly reassigned over 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in a bid to combat pollution by increasing the country's forest coverage. A large regiment from the People's Liberation Army, [...]

Strong Arguments For Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons

By Gunnar Westberg, Peaceandhealthblog.com -

Russian military writers have discussed the possibility of using “small” nuclear weapons if the country is attacked by an adversary with considerable conventional superiority. These [...]

Agriculture And Autonomy In The Middle East

By Sean Keller, Localfutures.org -

In Rojava, a region in Syria also known as North Kurdistan, a groundbreaking experiment in communal living, social justice, and ecological vitality is taking place. Devastated by civil war, Syria [...]

Infographic: The Preston Model

By Staff, Thenextsystem.org -

The “Preston Model” is helping inspire a new conversation about the role of local government in catalyzing locally-driven economic revitalization and transforming patterns of ownership towards [...]