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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.

Victory! Boston Challenges Corporate Control Of Our Food System

By Alexa Kaczmarski, Corporateaccountability.org -

Boston has taken a critical step forward to rebuild our broken food system and advance food justice across the city. On March 20, the city became the first on the East Coast to adopt a city-wide Good Food Purchasing Policy (GFPP) — a [...]

Nonviolent Versus Violent Peace In Afghanistan And The World

By Dr. Hakim, Dissidentvoice.org -

“Salam (peace)!” is how Afghans greet one another, some of them simultaneously placing a hand over their hearts. But, while everyone including Afghans wants peace, the Afghan Peace Volunteers and I have observed that the human species appears to [...]

Puerto Rico’s Demand For Independence More Alive Than Ever

By Nuria Barbosa León, En.granma.cu -

Puerto Rico’s demand for independence was reaffirmed by the patriot Oscar López Rivera recently, insisting that this is the inalterable demand of the island’s people. In statements to Granma International, he noted that the only path forward for [...]

Berkeley Sets The Bar For Municipal Support Of Worker Cooperatives

By Yassi Eskandari, Theselc.org -

Berkeley, CA -  Last month, Berkeley City Council unanimously adopted a set of recommendations provided by the Sustainable Economies Law Center (Law Center) and a coalition of worker coop members and advocates. In doing so, Berkeley became a [...]

A Four-Day Working Week Is Within Our Grasp

By Eleanor Penny, Redpepper.org.uk -

Whenever the government fumbles around desperately for the story they can sell as success, they often reach for the following statistic: that since the Conservatives took power in 2010, unemployment has dropped, and more people than ever are in [...]

Citizen Currencies Strengthen Agricultural Supply Chains

By Françoise Wautiez, Ripess.eu -

This is the third issue of the series we started in October, on the theme of “local currencies”, after a general presentation of the advantages and challenges of local currencies through the example of the Leman currency (October 2018) and the [...]

Web Inventor Urges Users To Seek ‘Complete Control’ Of Data

By Staff, Afp.com -

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on Monday slammed the increasing commodification of personal information and appealed for internet users to strive to maintain "complete control" of their data. Berners-Lee, credited with creating the web [...]

The Benefit Of The Commons: Strategies For A Brighter Future

By Staff, Islesoftheleft.org -

Commons is about sharing resources, collaborating and making decisions together without a top-down dictate. There is a variety of definitions which delve into what and how should be shared. Elinor Ostrom, the Nobel Prize laureate awarded the [...]

Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women’s Task Force Inches Closer To Reality

By Lorenzo Serna, UnicornRiot.ninja -

Minneapolis, MN – State legislators continue to push the creation of a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) task force in Minnesota. The House Bill HF 70 was approved by the Committee of Government Operations and is slated to go to the [...]

Wall Street Mini-Tax Could Raise Maxi Revenue

By Ronald M. Glassman and Gerald E. Scorse, Dissidentvoice.org -

With great fanfare, politicians on the left are thinking big on tax reform: a 70 percent rate on incomes over $10 million, a wealth tax on the super-rich, estate taxes as high as 77 percent. With no fanfare at all, the nonpartisan Congressional [...]

The Save The Internet Act Offers Real Net Neutrality Protections

By Timothy Karr, Free Press -

The Save The Internet Act would restore the entire 2015 Open Internet Order, including the rules it adopted, the protections and precedents set forth in the text of the FCC’s 2015 decision, and the Title II framework under which [...]

American Family Act Still Has Serious Design Flaws

By Matt Bruenig, People's Policy Project -

There really is just no need to bother with any of this headache. Cut every single family a $300 check every month for every kid they are taking care of. Avoid the bad experience and bureaucratic nightmare of phasing it out at high incomes and [...]

A Green New Basic Income Guarantee

By Staff, Davidswanson.org -

U.S. military spending eight years ago was at $1.2 trillion per year, when one added in the nukes in the Energy Department, the Homeland Security Department, the CIA, interest on debt, veterans’ care, etc. Now it’s at $1.3 trillion. In the years [...]

JPMorgan Backs Away From Private Prison Finance

By David Henry and Imani Moise, Money.usnews.com -

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has decided to stop financing private operators of prisons and detention centers, which have become targets of protests over Trump administration immigration policies. "We will no longer bank the private [...]

We Absolutely Could Give Reparations To Black People. Here’s How.

By Julia Craven, Huffingtonpost.com -

A step-by-step guide to paying the descendants of enslaved Africans. Let’s say you’re driving down the street and someone rear-ends you. You get out of your car to assess the damage. The person who hit your vehicle gets out of his car, [...]