Supreme Court Decision On Sales Tax Potential Big Impact On Local Businesses

By Olivia Lavecchia, Ilsr.org  -

On April 17, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case on sales tax collection that could — long after online commerce has transformed the retail sector in the United States — finally [...]

AT&T And Cable Lobby Are Terrified Of A California Net Neutrality Bill

By Jon Brodkin, Arstechnica.com -

Internet service providers celebrated four months ago when the Federal Communications Commission voted to eliminate nationwide net neutrality rules that prohibit blocking, throttling, and paid [...]

How Vermont Changed From Red To Blue

By Steve Early, Socialpolicy.org -

Donald Trump’s fear mongering about Mexicans and Muslims, Haitians and Africans, and other foreigners is hardly sui generis in U.S. history. In the mid- 19th century, nativists on our east coast [...]

Monsanto Loses Right To Patent Seeds

By Sandhya Jain, Dailypioneer.com  -

Opponents of genetically modified crops received a boost when the Delhi High Court upheld the Indian Patent Act, which states that seeds and life forms cannot be patented, and the Protection of [...]

Working Class Town Goes Green, Protect Environment, Improves Lifestyle

By Whitney Pipkin, Marylandreporter.com -

Straddling the northeast branch of the Anacostia River just outside of Washington, D.C., is a half-square-mile patch of green called Edmonston. It’s a tiny Maryland town where, despite its [...]

Koreas Negotiating Peace Treaty & End To Demilitarized Zone

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

The 1950 to 1953 war between North and South Korea ended their hostilities with a truce and the creation of a demilitarized zone. Now the North and South Korea governments are preparing to [...]

Wind Farming Creating Jobs and Building New Economy in Texas

By Meera Subramanian, Insideclimatenews.org -

All along the straight-shot roads of Nolan County in West Texas, wind turbines soar over endless acres of farms, the landscape either heavy with cotton ready to harvest or flushed green with the [...]

The Broadband Boost Small-Town America Needs

By Alex Marshall, Governing.com -

They are mostly towns you’ve probably never heard of, places like Sandy, Ore., Leverett, Mass., Lafayette, La., and Longmont, Colo. Yet these smaller communities, and hundreds more like them, [...]

The Most Important Climate Treaty You’ve Never Heard Of

By Sabrina Shankman, Insideclimatenews.org -

Raise a hand if you've heard of the Gothenburg Protocol. No? Well, you're in good company. This treaty has been called an "unsung hero" in the fight against air pollution and climate change. It [...]

Addressing Systemic Challenge At The Heart Of Escalating Inequality And Environmental Destruction

By Ted Howard, Thenextsystem.org -

Let me be clear: I recognize that everyone in this room is doing extraordinary work, has devoted your lives to this cause, and are making some real difference – but in the main the difference is [...]

Worker Co-ops And Happiness

By Michaela Fisher, Geo.coop   -

Greeting from São Paulo, the largest city in South America! I have left Argentina behind and moved onto Brazil, but I’ve been meaning to tell the story of a cooperative that left a huge [...]

Time For Technology To Develop From The Bottom-Up

By Felix Holtwell, Notesfrombelow.org -

“We got to do something now, the company are not going to do anything and we got to protect ourselves”, proclaimed a shop steward at Lucas Aerospace when filmed by a 1978 documentary by the Open [...]

NAFTA Should Work For Everyone – Not Just Investors

By Stan Sorcher, Thestand.org -

(April 3, 2018) — In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump all recognized that workers and communities have lost trust in the NAFTA approach to globalization. They [...]

Massive Minimum Wage Study Finds Significant Gains For Low-Income Workers And Few Downsides

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet.org -

The study is indeed impressive. Census researchers Kevin Rinz and John Voorheis used data from the bureau's Annual Social and Economic Supplement, which surveys more than 75,000 households. The [...]

A Plan To Solve The Housing Crisis Through Social Housing

By Peter Gowan and Ryan Cooper, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

Many American cities face a severe shortage of affordable housing — and not just for the poor, but well up into the upper-middle class. A recent report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing [...]