Co-Operative Farms: Past, Present, And Future

Aasa Marshall, Cooperativesfirst.com -

Agriculture’s not an easy industry to break into. Start-up costs can be insurmountable; the cost of land alone puts farming out of reach for those who aren’t already in the sector. Most people [...]

Why It’s Prime Time To Boycott Amazon

By Valerie Vande Panne,  Independentmediainstitute.org -

Are you ready to divest from Amazon Prime? How about Whole Foods? If the idea makes you break into a nervous cold sweat, no worries. You don’t need to divest from either. Yet. That’s the idea [...]

100 Years: The Bank Of North Dakota Story (Part I)

By the Bank of North Dakota. -

The credit system of the United States and the northern plains was not structured to meet the needs of North Dakota farmers in 1915. National banks could not lend money on farm mortgages. State [...]

We Have The Money To Fix Our Food System

By Brian Wakamo, Otherwords.org -

Poverty is expensive, but fixing it doesn’t have to be — at least not compared to the status quo. The Institute for Policy Studies and the Poor People’s Campaign recently released a Moral Budget, [...]

CBO Report Shows Broad Benefits From Higher Minimum Wage

By Heidi Shierholz, Epi.org -

This afternoon, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report assessing the economic impact of raising the minimum wage to $15 in 2025 in six steps (this is a similar policy to the Raise [...]

What A Green New Deal For DC Could Mean For The City’s Working-Class Residents

By David Schwartzman, Thedcline.org -

The Green New Deal first entered U.S. political discourse during Howie Hawkins’ 2010 Green Party campaign for New York governor. Jill Stein, the Green Party’s candidate for president, later [...]

Wall Street Beware: The Public Banking Movement Is Coming For You

By Robert R. Raymond, Truthout. -

It may not come as a surprise to hear that the majority of Americans don’t trust the banking system in this country. Only 27 percent of those surveyed in a 2016 Gallup poll said they had “a great [...]

Goodbye Dollar. It Was Nice Knowing You

By Philip Giraldi, Strategic Culture. -

Over the past two years, the White House has initiated trade disputes, insulted allies and enemies alike, and withdrawn from or refused to ratify multinational treaties and agreements. It has [...]

How Working-Class Movements Are Moving Beyond The Confines Of Capitalism

By Celina della Croce, Toward Freedom. -

Between the fall of 1999 and April of 2000, hundreds of thousands of factory workers, peasants, retirees, students, professionals, and everyday people took to the streets in Cochabamba, Bolivia, [...]

In Record US Expansion, Rich Get Richer And Others Not So Much

By Trevor Hunnicutt, Reuters. -

New York - Last month Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour sold his guitar collection for $21.5 million, including one piece - his famed “Black Strat” Fender Stratocaster - that went for nearly $4 [...]

Stock Buybacks Are Deadly

By Luisa Galvao and Porter McConnell, TakeOnWallStreet.com. -

The eighties brought us permed bangs, acid wash jeans, and Gordon Gecko’s “greed is good” mantra. So it’s not surprising that in 1982, among other bad ideas, the Securities and Exchange [...]

New Report: Walmart’s Monopolization Of Local Grocery Markets

By Stacy Mitchell, Ilsr.org -

Our findings illustrate the failure of contemporary antitrust policy. For nearly four decades, the two agencies that enforce the antitrust laws, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal [...]

Theoretical Lies Of The World Bank

By Eric Toussaint, Cadtm.org -

In 2019, the World Bank (WB) and the IMF will be 75 years old. These two international financial institutions (IFI), founded in 1944, are dominated by the USA and a few allied major powers who [...]

The Federation Of Southern Cooperatives: Economic Justice Through Cooperative Development

By Staff, Sharedcapital.coop -

How many co-ops can claim they were founded directly out of the Civil Rights movement? Or that they prevented a crisis predicted by government statisticians? The Federation of Southern [...]

Lessons From 10 Years Of Building The Cooperative Movement

By Staff, Toolboxfored.org -

When TESA first launched roughly ten years ago, it was hard to see a week into the future, let alone a decade. It’s incredible to reflect on so many years spent working with so many people on [...]