Black Power Through Participatory Budgeting

I’ve spent the last two and half years learning and implementing participatory budgeting in New York City, first from within the New York City Council and now as a staff member of Participatory [...]

Life After COVID-19: Decommodify Work, Democratize The Workplace

By Isabelle Ferreras, Julie Battilana, and Dominique Méda et al., The Wire. -

More than 3,000 researchers from 600 universities around the world have issued an urgent call to heed the lessons of the COVID-19 crisis and rewrite the rules of our economic systems in order to [...]

The Decade Of Transformation Is Here: Remaking The Economy For The People

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The pandemic, economic collapse and the government's response to them are going to not only determine the 2020 election but define the future for this decade and beyond. People are seeing the [...]

Best Satire Of The Unjust Absurdity Of Wage Slavery?

By Harel B., EconomicDemocracy.org -

One century, one decade, and a year ago — that's going back 111 years, to 1907 — a lovely little gem of a playful yet brilliantly provocative rabble-rousing pamphlet was published about economic [...]

Economic Democracy: Remaking The Economy Into ‘Our’ Economy

By Marshall Steinbaum, Eric Harris Bernstein, John Sturm, the Roosevelt Institute -

We need economic democracy. As workers, as consumers, and as citizens, Americans are increasingly powerless in today’s economy. A 40-year assault on antitrust and competition policy—the laws and [...]

A Powerful Economic Justice Movement Is Brewing

By Frances Moore Lappé, Adam Eichen, AlterNet   -

The only way to create this new story of possibility is through our action, and it’s happening. In this dark time, a vigorous and unprecedented democracy movement is emerging. Led by citizens of [...]

Newsletter – From Neoliberal Injustice To Economic Democracy

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.popularresistance.org -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. This week, we will focus on positive work that people are doing to change current systems in ways that reduce the wealth divide, meet basic needs, build peace [...]

Blueprint For The Most Radical City On The Planet

By Bill Quigley. A federation of local cooperatives and mutual aid networks, Cooperation Jackson, has many concrete forms including an urban farming coop, a food coop, a cooperative credit [...]

The Left Radical Who Will Likely Be Jackson, Mississippi’s Next Mayor

By Kate Aronoff for In These Times. The city of Jackson, in the heart of staunchly Republican Mississippi, might seem an unlikely place for a municipal revolution. Yet Jackson’s radicalism has [...]

How To Form A Global Counter-Economy

By Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis, www.opendemocracy.net -

By Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis for Open Democracy. We outline a list of six interrelated strategies for post-corporate entrepreneurial coalitions. The aim is to go beyond the classical [...]

Can ‘New Economy’ And Labor Movements Come Together

By Erin Dirnbach, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Erin Dirnbach for Waging Nonviolence. California - Activists in Oakland have been campaigning for new city policies that would assist worker cooperative development. After successfully winning [...]

Understanding The Fundamentals Of Economic Democracy

By David Schweickart, www.thenextsystem.org -

By David Schweickart for The Next System Project - The big challenges that capitalism now faces in the contemporary world include issues of inequality (especially that of grinding poverty in a [...]

Newsletter: After The Crash…

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. The economic agenda described here would create a radical transformation of the economy from a top-down system designed for the [...]

Newsletter: Economy Of The Future-Economic Democracy

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance - This Labor Day weekend rather than looking at the history and current struggles of workers, we look to the future and imagine what [...]

Can Gov’t Budgets Become Democratic? Participatory Budgeting

By Laura Flanders, www.grittv.org -

By Laura Flanders for Grit TV - Can budgets and even the federal reserve be brought under public control? One radical tool for grassroots democracy that is taking hold is Participatory Budgeting. [...]

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