Report: Incarceration Destabilizes Neighborhood Economies

By Hannah Gaskill, Maryland Matters. -

A report released by the Maryland Center for Economic Policy suggests decreasing the state’s prison budget will lead to a healthier economy and increased public safety. The report, released [...]

The MEC Saga Shows That Canada Needs More Co-operation

By Kevin Harding, The Tyee. -

The campaign to “Save MEC” — Mountain Equipment Co-op — has rallied more than 140,000 Canadians together to save a business that is being sold to an American private equity firm. But this [...]

Breaking With The Defunct Idea Of Development

By Daniel McCurdy, Alliance for Global Justice. -

One of the particularities of tourism in Nicaragua is its democratization. Since the Sandinista government won elections in 2006 and came to power in 2007, the promotion and expansion of the [...]

The Economy Of Sharing Is Alive during Nicaragua’s Independence Celebration

By Jorge Capelán, Alliance for Global Justice. -

This week is very important in Central America, especially in Nicaragua. On September 15, the region celebrates the signing of its declaration of Independence from Spain in 1821. On September 14, [...]

Pandemic May Turn People Back To Local Farms

By Polly Fitz, Door County Pulse. -

At Waseda Farms in Baileys Harbor, store manager Sayard Geeve said, “The phone is ringing off the hook.” Flying Tractor Farm in Sturgeon Bay has been selling more of its meat products. Cold [...]

Things Got A Whole Lot More Local Than I Expected Due To Coronavirus

By Neal Gorenflo, Shareable.net -

On March 12, I shared five #LocalYear commitments to help me go more local. Little did I know how local things would get in just one week. The next day local schools closed due to the [...]

Coronavirus, Economic Networks, And Social Fabric

By Richard Heinberg, Resilience.org. -

The COVID-19 pandemic offers intriguing insights into how networked our modern world has become, and how we’ve traded resilience for economic efficiency. Case in point: someone gets sick in China [...]

Resisting War Through Education And Local Cooperatives

By Kathy Kelly, Intrepid Report. -

War profiteers deliver hellish realities and futile prospects, but the Afghan Peace Volunteers have not given up on bettering their country. In recent visits to Kabul, we’ve listened as they [...]

From Local Pants To Local Energy: The Case For Localizing Our Economies

By Erica Etelson, www.truth-out.org -

By Erica Etelson for Truthout - During a panel discussion this May on Community Choice Energy, a rapidly growing initiative in California and six other states that enables communities to seize [...]

Become #Ungovernable

By Staff, www.ungovernable2017.com -

By Ungovernable. We pledge to create a resistance movement that makes Trump unable to govern our oppression; unable to deceive the people, to make the people accept his reign of hatred. We [...]

Small Town Refused Walmart When Last Grocery Store Closed

By Melissa Hellman, www.yesmagazine.org -

By Melissa Hellman for Yes! Magazine. For two months in 2012, longtime Iola, Kansas, resident Mary Ross trudged through the sweltering heat, waving gnats from her view as she walked door to door [...]

Municipal Leaders Share Visions For Cities Building Community Wealth

By John Duda, www.community-wealth.org -

By John Duda for Comunity Wealth - How can cities redeploy their economic development resources to focus on building a more inclusive economy grounded in broad, local ownership? How can [...]

Branding Tradition: A Bittersweet Tale Of Capitalism At Work

By Steven Gorelick, www.localfutures.org -

By Steven Gorelick for Local Futures - Expensive labor-saving technologies not only make it difficult for small producers to survive, they also reduce the number of jobs available among those [...]

Newsletter: Looking Back And Ahead

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

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese for Popular Resistance. As we look back over 2015, we see progress and, as we look forward to 2016, we see continued challenges ahead. Overall, the strategic [...]

Join The Buycott For Trade Justice

By Staff, www.flushthetpp.org -

By Flush the TPP. If they become law, international treaties like the TransPacific Partnership (TPP), TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade-in-Services Agreement [...]

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