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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.

“Our Biggest Enemy Is PG&E”: Inside The Fight To Put Utilities Under Public Control

By Nuala Bishari, Inthesetimes.com -

SANTA ROSA, Calif.—“We’ve been evacuated twice in the past five years,” J.D. Opperman tells a small crowd of around 30 who had gathered to protest Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in downtown Santa Rosa on Nov. 16, 2019. Among the [...]

Green Steel

By Charlotte King, Ipsnews.net -

BEIJING, China, Nov 21 2019 (IPS) - How Indonesian craftsmanship is undergoing a revival at the world’s first ‘bamboo university’. It’s fast-growing, flexible and strong. Standing underneath a bamboo canopy, it is easy to understand why people [...]

Mexico’s Govt Launches Massive Auction For ‘Robin Hood’ Program

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Since taking office in December, Lopez Obrador, a leftist, has rolled out a string of welfare programs for the poor and the elderly, cut salaries for top civil servants. Mexico’s government announced on Wednesday an auction of 600 lots [...]

The #ClimatePresident Action Plan: 10 Steps For The Next Administration’s First 10 Days

By Staff, Climatepresident.org -

This step will communicate the urgency of the climate crisis and unlock specific statutory powers to help accomplish the necessary response. Reinstate the crude oil export ban and promote rapid clean energy development per emergency powers; all [...]

Kansas City, Missouri Approves Free Public Transit for All

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams -

Lawmakers in Kansas City, Missouri took a "visionary step" on Thursday by unanimously voting to make public transportation in the city free of charge, setting the stage for it to be the first major U.S. city to have free public transit. The [...]

There Can Be No Climate Justice Without Social Justice

By Milagros Pichardo, Granma -

“Forests are shrinking, the air is poisoned and rivers polluted. Countless species of plants and animals perish have perished. Soils are impoverished. Old and new epidemics spread, while the population grows, multiplying the legions of the [...]

Accelerating Equity In Electric Cars

By Gabreille Gurley, American Prospect -

Electric cars will eventually be all cars, but the speed by which they displace conventional cars will depend on making them affordable for low- and middle-income drivers. This transition already risks leaving low- and moderate-income people [...]

These Parking Lots Turn Into Safe Havens For Homeless People At Night, With Spectacular Results

By Elias Marat, Themindunleashed.com -

(TMU) — Around the world, the problem of homelessness has only grown over the last several years. The roots of the problem are social in nature: rising housing prices in large cities are leading to mass evictions and displacing communities, [...]

Nader: Trump Should Be Impeached For His Climate Policies

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org -

It is time to take Donald Trump’s disregard for climate crisis seriously. As Commander in Chief, Trump is abdicating his duties to protect his people, instead actively aiding and abetting the corporate polluters who are causing the climate [...]

The Urgent Need For Worker-Owned Media

By Nathan J. Robinson, Currentaffairs.org -

Another quality media outlet has been killed, another talented group of writers and editors pushed out of their jobs. Today’s casualty: Deadspin, the acclaimed not-just-sports website, where staff resigned en masse to protest the elimination of [...]

New Laws Require All New Roofs To Contain Solar Panels Or Green Space

By Rose Adams, Brooklynpaper.com -

Two laws requiring new property owners to build solar panels or green spaces on their roofs went into effect on Nov. 15 — marking a major step towards Brooklyn’s environmental sustainability, according to local green thumbs. “It’s important and [...]

Poor Neighborhoods Need More Than ‘Investment’

By Amadi Anene, Otherwords.org -

Where some of us see distressed neighborhoods — where families endure poverty and homes fall into disrepair — others see dollar signs. In fact, the Trump administration now brands them “opportunity zones,” offering tax breaks to investors who [...]

Evanston Will Use Recreational Marijuana Sales Tax Proceeds To Fund Local Reparations Program

By Genevieve Bookwalter, Chicagotribune.com -

Evanston aldermen on Monday approved directing all sales tax revenue collected from recreational marijuana purchases to a fund that will establish a local reparations program. Officials say the program will help the city’s black population stay [...]

Dissolve The Palestinian Authority, Embrace A One-State Solution…Now

By Hamada Jaber, Pcpsr.org -

This paper is grounded on three assumptions. First, it takes for granted the death or the impossibility of achieving the two-state solution due to the non-stop Israeli settlement expansion across the territories of the long-yearned for [...]

With Net Neutrality Axed, Local Governments Are Racing To Save The Open Internet

By Victor Pickard and David Elliot Berman, Inthesetimes.com -

Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon are free to slow down, block or prioritize internet traffic as they wish, without interference by the federal government. That’s the effect of an October ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court of [...]