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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.

UN Nuclear Ban Treaty One Ratification Shy Of Taking Effect

Jamaica and Nauru are the latest countries to complete the ratification procedures, the United Nations said. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted in 2017, will enter into force 90 days after it has been ratified by at least [...]

Produce For The People

By Jacquelyn Voghel, Daily Hampshire Gazette. -

Hatfield, MA - For many farmers, the 2020 season has posed numerous difficulties: an ongoing drought, early frost and a need for extra public health precautions amid the pandemic, to name a few. But in a year marked by challenges, Riquezas del [...]

Welsh Government Announces Nationalisation Of Rail Service

By The Canary. -

The Welsh government has decided to nationalise its railways following a significant drop in passenger numbers because of coronavirus (Covid-19). The country’s transport minister Ken Skates said bringing day-to-day rail services for its Wales [...]

Indigenous Knowledge Revives Ancient Clam Garden Practices

By Monica Whitepigeon, Native News Online. -

La Conner, WA - Tribal communities are reviving 3,500-year-old eco-friendly practices to create sustainable beaches along the Pacific Northwest Coast. Teams of tribal members and scientists in the U.S. and Canada have scouted various [...]

Hopes Rise Of Extension Of New START Arms Control Treaty

By People's Dispatch. -

The hope for the extension of the New Strategic Arms Control Treaty (START) was revived on Tuesday, October 20, after Russia offered freezing the number of its nuclear warheads in a statement, along with a one-year extension of the [...]

Chile: Left-Wing Forces Seek New Start With The Plebiscite

By Telesur English. -

Chile's Communist Party (PC) will do everything it can to guarantee a victory in the upcoming referendum on Sunday 25, as the country gets ready to decide whether it remains with the current constitution created by Augusto Pinochet's [...]

With Evictions Looming, US Cities Seek Legal Help For Renters

By Carey L. Biron, News.Trust.org. -

Washington - When Shalonda Glascoe fell behind on her rent as she struggled to find a job amid the coronavirus outbreak this spring, her landlord tried to kick her out of her Baltimore home - twice. Eventually, Glascoe, 47, sought free legal [...]

Health Justice And Black Liberation: Dána-Ain Davis

By Gwendolyn Wallace and Roberto Sirvent, Black Agenda Report. -

It is not only that state violence is a public health issue, but what I want people to understand is that state violence bleeds into particular public health issues—specifically, reproductive health issues.  It is parastatal violence as well, by [...]

Maui Has Begun The Process Of Managed Retreat

By David Hasemyer, Inside Climate News. -

With nearly 300 miles of coastline, the Hawaiian islands that make up Maui County face the threat of sea level rise from all sides. It's that assault that has formed the foundation of a lawsuit Maui filed this week against 20 fossil fuel [...]

An Indigenous Māori View Of Doughnut Economics

By Juhi Shareef, Resilience.org. -

Working in sustainability, one understands that context is key. When we fail to identify or understand the nuanced, complex, systemic and local context of a situation, the best-intentioned solutions simply won’t solve society’s most pressing [...]

California Is Ready To Pilot A Postal Banking Solution

By Thomas M. Hanna and Jeff Olson, The Hill. -

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is under attack and at grave risk. But with that many Americans are awakening to both the value of the USPS and the manifest dangers of privatization. The crisis has also sparked renewed interest in postal banking, [...]

Students Create Free Tutoring Services To Help During The Pandemic

By Ada Tseng, LA Times. -

When COVID-19 hit, their team of high schoolers quickly transitioned to online tutoring and later banded together with two other student volunteer organizations — Girls Empowering Girls, founded by Annette Yuan, a junior at Irvine High School, [...]

One Of The Best Climate Solutions Is Giving Indigenous People Their Land Back

By Eric Holthaus, The Phoenix. -

The work of our time is both slow and fast, rapidly transforming human society in the short and long term simultaneously. That can’t happen without re-examining our relationships with each other and with every other living thing on the [...]

Solidarity, Direct Action, And Self-Determination: Kasa Invisível

By Meghan McGee, GEO-coop. -

The Zapatistas have said the best solidarity anyone can offer is to start their own social centers, projects, movements, and revolutions wherever they are based. In Belo Horizonte, the capital city of the state of Minas Gerais in southeastern [...]

Research Project Gave Homeless People $7,500 Each

By Bridgette Watson, CBC.CA. -

The results of a B.C. research project that gave thousands of dollars to homeless people are in and, according to one researcher, could challenge stereotypes about people "living on the margins." The New Leaf project is a joint study started [...]