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. [...]

How Worker Co-Ops Are Moving Beyond Capitalism

By David Morgan, www.occupy.com -

The explosion of worker cooperatives in recent years has social justice organizers talking. Transitioning to a people-powered economy will require the work of many different social movements and [...]

Justice Must Flow: Economic Democracy & The Water Commons

By Matt Stannard, www.occupy.com -

A game you could play with this article would be to substitute the word “air” every time you read “water.” Commodification of water seems silly enough in the abstract. Now in the throes of [...]

Revolt: The Path To Ending Inverted Totalitarianism

By Chris Hedges, www.truthdig.com -

This devolution of the economic system has been accompanied by corporations’ seizure of nearly all forms of political and social power. The corporate elite, through a puppet political class and [...]

Socialism And Workers’ Self-Directed Enterprises

By Richard D. Wolff, www.mrzine.com -

A tiny minority of persons (directors and major shareholders) makes all the key economic decisions in capitalist enterprises. The mass of workers who must live with those decisions and their [...]

Workers In Maine Buy Out Their Jobs

By Rob Brown, Noemi Giszpenc and Brian Van Slyke, www.truth-out.org -

On remote Deer Isle, Maine, the movement for a more just and democratic economy won a major victory this summer. More than 60 employees of three retail businesses - Burnt Cove Market, V&S Variety [...]

Next Phase In The Venezuelan Revolution Announced

In declarations to the country on Tuesday night, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced what he described as "five revolutions", as part of a need to "improve our service to the [...]

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