The Liberatory Potential Of Local Action

By Brian Tokar, The Great Transition Initiative -

We are seeing an inspiring resurgence of progressive action at the local level, even as reactionary nationalist movements in Europe and beyond seek to position themselves as the true voices of a [...]

Think Globally, Act Locally?

By Brian Tokar, Greattransition.org -

Today we are seeing an inspiring resurgence of progressive action at the local level, even as reactionary nationalist movements in Europe and beyond seek to position themselves as the true voices [...]

Local Resistance Can Overthrow Our Political Masters

By Chris Hedges, www.truthdig.com -

By Chris Hedges for Truth Dig - SANTA ANA, Calif.—All resistance will be local. We will have to dismantle the corporate state, piece by piece, from the ground up. No leader or politician is going [...]

Mountain Valley Pipeline Opponents Want Local Say

By Duncan Adams, www.roanoke.com -

The dominant message was that local governments and citizens should have the power to embrace or reject an energy infrastructure project planned by corporations for private gain. As proposed [...]

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 [...]

Building Local Economies

By Richard Moore www.cyberjournal.org -

Activists are leading the initiatives, and early-adopters are participating, but most people are not typically getting involved. Without widespread participation in these initiatives, at the [...]

Local Currency, Berkshares, Gets International Attention

By Jonathan Betz, www.america.aljazeera.com -

“They’re beautiful,” she coos as she shows off the colored bills, which are unlike any other. “You can take pride in spending them.” Maggio frowns on dollars, preferring something else, called [...]

Rob Hopkins Of Transition Towns Making The New Economy Happen

By Tara Lohan, www.alternet.org -

In late 2006, Hopkins, who taught permaculture, came up with the seed of an idea that has grown into something wild and beautiful: the Transition Network. It started as one Transition Town in [...]

Report: 8 Ways Local Energy Policies Can Boost the Economy

By Staff, www.ilsr.org -

The economy has stalled and so has the war on climate change. But a new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance describes how dozens of cities are boosting their local economies while [...]