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create-iconAlong with direct action and other forms of resistance, a transformational movement must also have a constructive program that builds new institutions based on the values that the movement aspires to achieve. These may eventually replace the old systems. From small, worker-owned cooperatives to national advocacy groups, hundreds of thousands of people around the country are working to create democratic and sustainable systems that meet the basic needs of all people.

Despite Obstruction By Capitol Police, Progressive Groups Deliver 2.2 Million Petitions To Democrats Still Not Backing Medicare For All

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

A diverse coalition of progressive advocacy groups on Tuesday delivered 2.2 million petition signatures to House Democrats demanding that they use their majority to pass Rep. Pramila Jayapal's gold-standard Medicare for All bill. The petition [...]

Cancel All The Student Debt: It’s About Economic And Racial Justice

By Naomi Zewde and Darrick Hamilton, Rewire.news -

Only full cancellation completely protects the vulnerabilities of Black students and students in general, while at the same time establishing higher education as a universal right and offering restitution to all those who have had to rely on [...]

In Commune: Altos De Lídice

By Katrina Kozarek, Venezuelanalysis.com -

The Altos de Lídice Commune is an urban commune located in western Caracas. Formed less than two years ago, the commune emerged from the need to create collective grassroots solutions amidst a devastating economic crisis and US unilateral [...]

Kurds Strike Deal With Syrian Government To Battle Turkey’s Offensive After Trump Orders Evacuation Of Remaining US Troops

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

Kurdish forces in northern Syria announced Sunday that the Syrian government has agreed to deploy troops to battle an ongoing Turkish offensive against the Kurds after U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed that President Donald Trump has [...]

Goodbye Columbus – Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

By Amy Goodman and Dennis Moynihan, Democracy Now. -

Indigenous Peoples Day is increasingly being celebrated across the U.S. in place of Christopher Columbus Day, as the myth of Columbus as beneficent discoverer is debunked and as the critical role of indigenous people in protecting the planet [...]

Los Angeles And San Francisco Announce They Are Moving Forward With Plans To Start Public Banks

By Staff, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

Close on the heels of the Public Banking Act being signed into law last week, LA City Council President Herb Wesson announced he will be introducing a motion within the week to hire a banking expert to draft a comprehensive plan for a public [...]

In Stockton, Early Clues Emerge About Impact Of Guaranteed Income

By Sarah Holder, Citylab.com -

A totaled car. A mother with cancer. Two kids at home, with field trips and Quinceañera outfits and football gear to pay for. Rent bills of $1,250 due each month. Two jobs—one part-time—both paying around $15 an hour, supplemented by [...]

From Kabul: Youth On The Road To Peace

By Dr. Hakim, Voices for Creative Nonviolence. -

Despite the violent crises which we human beings have created for Afghanistan and our planet earth, I have witnessed yet again how renewing our relationships with Nature and one another can calm us, teach us, and change us. I saw this happening [...]

A Bay Area Housing Solution With Worker Empowerment Built In

By Aaron Fernando, Shareable.net -

As housing crises heat up across American cities, the San Francisco Bay Area is experiencing an extreme disparity: in 2017, it added three times as many jobs as it did new housing units for those workers. To address this challenge, the region [...]

Paying The Boss 1,000 Times More Than A Worker Encourages Corporate Recklessness

By Sarah Anderson and Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

Back in the 1960s and into the 1970s, few American corporate chief executives pocketed more than 40 or 50 times what they paid their workers. That divide looks quaint by today’s standards, but back then business analysts like the famed Peter [...]

Activists Help ICE Agents Quit Their Jobs

By Never Again Atlanta, Quit ICE. -

This service is provided by Never Again Action: Atlanta, the local chapter of the national Never Again Action organization. As a Jewish-led organization, we believe we were taught to never let anything like the Holocaust happen again. We [...]

Global Minimum Corporate Tax Needed

By Joseph E. Stiglitz, Project-syndicate.org -

NEW YORK – Globalization has gotten a bad rap in recent years, and often for good reason. But some critics, not least US President Donald Trump, place the blame in the wrong place, conjuring up a false image in which Europe, China, and [...]

Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Nearly Two-Thirds Of Way To Entry Into Force

By Tim Wright and Seth Shelden, Humanitariandisarmament.org -

At the United Nations last month, the prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, alerted world leaders to a growing risk of nuclear war in Kashmir. “We are heading for a potential disaster of proportions that no one here realises,” he said. [...]

21st Century Corporate Governance: New Rules For Worker Representation On Corporate Boards

By Lenore Palladino, Rooseveltinstitute.org -

In a new working paper, Roosevelt Senior Economist and Fellow Lenore Palladino argues that the 21st century American economy requires a new, more accurate, and more effective model for corporate governance—one that can advance worker power and [...]

Holistic Land Management – Only A Movement Can Prevent Desertification

By Busani Bafana, IPS News. -

According to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) the scourge of desertification is costing the global economy up to 15 trillion dollars annually, making it urgent to restore degraded land to mitigate climate change. [...]