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.

What Would A City-Level Green New Deal Look Like? Seattle’s About To Find Out

By Kristoffer Tigue, -

City leaders launched Seattle on the path to a Green New Deal this week, passing a resolution that starts laying out an ambitious plan for how the city can cut its greenhouse gas emissions in ways that protect the climate and improve the lives [...]

Regenerating The Human Story

By Tracy L. Barnett, -

Above Photo: From Mexico’s Vía Orgánica restores soil, water, biodiversity – and the lives of its farmers, as well Editor’s note: One of my most inspiring assignments so far this year brought together two [...]

Opposition Delivers A Blow To Macri In Argentina’s Primary Elections

By Luis Bruschtein, -

Yesterday Argentine President Mauricio Macri recognized it was “a bad election” without giving any figures, without explaining why, he did not speak in public to the Argentinean people, rather only to the little group that was in his bunker. But [...]

NYC’s $15 Minimum Wage Helped Restaurants Thrive

By Allana Akhtar, Business Insider. -

New York City restaurant workers saw their pay increase by 20% after a $15 minimum-wage hike, and a new report says business is booming despite warnings that the boost would devastate the city's restaurant industry. As New York raised the [...]

How To Build A Global, Moneyless, Interest-Free Trading System

By Matthew Slater, -

The idea of societal collapse is very undefined. What I do believe is that it’s too late to avert catastrophic climate change, and so we’re headed towards 2, 3, 4 degrees of warming and destruction of most global ecosystems, on which we depend [...]

Sao Paulo Forum: Defending Venezuela Is Defending Our America

By Nino Pagilccia, -

The Sao Paulo Forum (SPF) that took place in Caracas just ended on July 28 fittingly within the framework of remembering the 65thanniversary of the birth of Hugo Chavez with a display of affection and respect for the late Comandante with [...]

Right2Vote Campaign

By Amani Sawari, -

This is a nationwide campaign being initiated by people currently confined in the United States. This campaign grew out of the August 21 National Prison Strike Demand #10: The voting rights of all confined citizens serving prison sentences, [...]

Extreme Measures Needed To Tackle Climate Chaos Before It’s Too Late

By Eleanor Goldfield, Art Killing Apathy. -

The last week in July saw record-breaking temperatures across the globe. The forecast map for Europe appeared as a giant oppressive red mass with barely any orange or yellow nuance. Not built to withstand temperatures in the triple digits [...]

Toward A Progressive Trade Agenda For People And Planet

By Ethan Earle, Manuel Pérez-Rocha, and Scott Sinclair, -

With ratification of NAFTA 2.0 still up in the air in the U.S. and Canada, a new international report contrasts the deeply flawed agreement with proposals for a more progressive and truly fair trade regime. “Beyond NAFTA 2.0: A Trade Agenda for [...]

Woosley Fire: Sampling In The Wake Of Disaster

By Staff, -

During 2018, California was racked by the most devastating series of deadly forest fires in its history. While each of these events led to a tragic loss of lives, wildlife, homes, and entire communities, the Woolsey Fire is of particular [...]

It Took A Crisis To Bring Hawaiians Together

By Trisha Kehaulani Watson, -

What’s happening at Mauna Kea is a form of nation-building, and its value supersedes whatever the Thirty Meter Telescope could accomplish. It was surely an unplanned coincidence that Gov. David Ige’s decision Tuesday to delay construction on [...]

100 Years Ago, Farmers And Socialists Established The Country’s First Modern Public Bank

By Thomas M. Hanna and Adam Simpson, -

One hundred years ago July 28, a bank in Bismarck, N.D., opened its doors for the very first time. This would have been an unremarkable event, likely lost to history, except for the fact that it was a public bank, owned by all the residents of [...]

Ethiopia Plants 350 Million Trees In One Day

By Amanda Mills, -

The country and this project are aiming to do their part in the current climate crisis by tackling the ever-growing issue of deforestation and climate change. Ethiopia broke records with this recent tree planting day that occurred Monday. State [...]

Reforming Subsidies Could Pay For A Clean Energy Revolution

By Staff, -

Reforming the USD 372 billion countries spend each year on fossil fuel subsidies and reallocating between 10 and 30 percent of the savings to renewable projects would pay for a transition to clean energy. This is the finding of a new study by [...]

The Transformative Potential Of Single-Payer

By Timothy Faust, -

Our highways are crumbling. Our trains, where they exist, are failing. Our sewer systems are disintegrating. So, too, is the health infrastructure of America. Under decades of for-profit domination, it has healed only some of us, while leaving [...]