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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.

Help Today’s College Students As We Did For Previous Generations

By Chuck Collins, Inequality.org -

When I speak on college campuses, I ask students to write the amount of debt they anticipate graduating with on a slip of paper. In a recent class of 25 undergraduates at Boston College, just eight will graduate without debt, either because of [...]

Chavistas March In Caracas To Mark Nicolas Maduro’s Re-election

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Supporters of Maduro mobilized Monday to celebrate the first year of President Nicolas Maduro's victory in May 20, 2018 election. Supporters of President Nicolas Maduro marched Monday to commemorate the first anniversary of the re-election of [...]

Washington Commits To 100% Clean Energy And Other States May Follow Suit

By Phil McKenna, Insideclimatenews.org -

In the absence of federal action on climate change, more states are setting ambitious targets to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Washington became the latest on Tuesday when Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law requiring that 100 percent of the [...]

Single-Payer Advocate Ady Barkan Shines At Historic ‘Medicare For All’ Hearing

By Matt Fuller and Jeffrey Young, Huffpost.com -

Above Photo: GABRIEL OLSEN VIA GETTY IMAGES. Ady Barkan (center) attends the Los Angeles Supports a Dream Act Now! protest  with actress Alyssa Milano and others at the office of California Sen. Dianne Feinstein in January 2018 in Los Angeles. [...]

6,000 Amazon Employees, Including A VP And Directors, Are Now Calling On Jeff Bezos To Stop Automating Oil Extraction

By Brian Merchant, Gizmodo.com -

On Monday, a group of Amazon employees began circulating an open letter that calls on CEO Jeff Bezos and the board of directors to adopt a companywide plan to address climate change. By Wednesday, over 3,500 Amazoners had signed on. By Friday, [...]

Librarian Rushes To Archive Alberta’s Climate Change Data Before Change In Government

By Sarah Lawrynuik, Thenarwhal.ca -

University of Alberta librarian Katie Cuyler says industry experts and academics have requested she begin ‘guerrilla archiving’ critical information they fear could disappear under a new United Conservative government. The election of the United [...]

Nader To Boeing Board: Forfeit Your Pay And Resign

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org -

As you know, Boards of Directors have distinctly independent and primary responsibilities for the conduct of the public corporation. This is the case notwithstanding the numerous ways that the officers of the corporation have managed to blur the [...]

Occupy, Resist, Produce: Inside The Self-Managed Factory Of Vio.Me.

By Niko Georgiades, Unicornriot.ninja -

Thessaloniki, Greece – Workers have successfully self-managed the production of environmentally-friendly cleaning products for the last six years in the occupied factory Vio.Me. There are no bosses in this factory on the east side of [...]

The World’s Happiest People Already Have A Green New Deal, And They Love It

By George Lakey, Wagingnonviolence.org -

According to the latest report from the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the Nordics are once again in the top tier of the World’s Happiest People. This year’s report, which came out March 20, pulled together the scores [...]

Movement To Build National Support For Green New Deal Starts In Boston, ‘City Of Revolutions’

By Zach Roberts, Desmogblog.com -

The past two years, 2017 and 2018, brought the U.S. two major youth-led movements. The first was borne out of the March for Our Lives, which saw hundreds of thousands rallying for gun violence prevention in D.C. and across the country. The [...]

Let’s Take Health Care Off The Bargaining Table

By Larry Brown, Portside.org -

Union members enjoy some of the best health care that working-class Americans can expect to receive. Unions have fought long and hard to establish and maintain these benefits and they are justly proud of their achievements. In the absence of a [...]

In First, New York Caps Climate Emissions From Buildings

By Sebastien Malo, News.trust.org -

NEW YORK, April 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New York's skyline is getting a green makeover under a bill adopted on Thursday that imposes massive cuts to the planet-warming greenhouse gases the city's high rises and other large buildings [...]

Saving Ecosystems To Protect The Climate, And Vice Versa: A Global Deal For Nature

By Sabrina Shankman, Insideclimatenews.org -

For years, experts in conservation and climate science have urgently pursued two parallel paths—one to interrupt a large-scale extinction event, the other to avert a runaway climate crisis. Now, an international group of scientists is proposing [...]

Washington State Senate Passes Missing And Murdered Indigenous People Bill

By Staff, lrinspire.com -

“This measure takes the important step of creating two liaison positions within the Washington State Patrol to increase trust between governmental organizations and native communities and to break the silence involved when an indigenous person [...]

How Libraries Of Things Build Resilience, Fight Climate Change, And Bring Communities Together

By Tom Llewellyn, Resilience.org -

I grew up in Canyon, a small village in the redwoods not far from Oakland, California. Unlike most residential communities in the United States, we managed our own infrastructure, including roads, water, and an internet mesh network. I learned [...]