‘This Land Is Your Land’: Reclaiming Public Land For Communities In Brooklyn

By Staff, Shareable.net -

Here's the problem: Located primarily in areas of the city where low-income communities of color live today, more than a thousand vacant public lots languish behind fences, collecting garbage. [...]

Using Public Spaces To Organize Communities

By Sam Allen, transitionnetwork.org -

By Sam Allen for Transition Network - One summer night in 2014, Lucille Burns, a 34-year-old mother, was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight. Tamar Manasseh, a mother of two who had [...]

Public Power As A Vehicle Towards Energy Democracy

By Johanna Bozuwa, thenextsystem.org -

By Johanna Bozuwa for The Next System Project - “We would line up all of our inhalers in a row on the benches before we would go run, just in case,” recounts Kristen Ethridge; an Indiana resident [...]

Our Best Shot At Meeting Paris Goals? Make Energy Public

By Sarah van Gelder, www.yesmagazine.org -

By Sarah van Gelder for Yes! Magazine - Mayors across the country have vowed to deliver on the goals of the Paris climate accord in defiance of President Trump’s decision to back out. But how can [...]

The Bait And Switch Of Public-Private Partnerships

By Pete Dolack, wwwsystemicdisorder.wordpress.com -

By Pete Dolack of Systemic Disorder - This being the age of public relations, the genteel term “public-private partnership” is used instead of corporate plunder. A “partnership” such deals may [...]

Big Oil & Gas Get Exclusive Access To Public Lands

By Staff, www.therealnews.com -

By Staff of The Real News Network - The world’s biggest banks are driving climate change by pumping billions of dollars into extreme fossil fuels, according to a new report released this week [...]

Big Oil Plots To Keep Public Out Of Public Land Bidding

By Steve Horn, www.desmogblog.com -

By Steve Horn for Desmog - At the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC)'s 2016 meeting in Denver, Colorado this week, a representative from a prominent oil and gas lobbying group [...]

Our Public Lands’ Carbon Bomb

By Kieran Suckling, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Kieran Suckling in The Huffington Post - When many people think of America's public lands, they think about pristine, wide-open spaces in the West. But lurking beneath them is a massive [...]

Why Public Transportation Is So Limited In The US

By Daniel Faris, www.truth-out.org -

By Daniel Faris in Truth Out - On a recent trip to Baltimore, I encountered something startling: a US city with a public transportation system that actually works. From buses to water taxis, [...]

The PAH: Defending The Right To Housing In Spain

By Timothy Ginty, www.roarmag.org -

By Timothy Ginty in RoarMag - In February 2009, after the Spanish government had shown itself incapable of enforcing Article 47 of the Spanish Constitution — declaring that “all Spaniards have [...]

National Plutocrat Radio: Corporate 1%’s Dominate NPR’s Boards

By Aldo Guerrero, www.fair.org -

For a public radio service, NPR is notoriously known for its lack of diversity within its staff, audience and guests invited onto their shows—problems that NPR has itself acknowledged [...]

Protesters Win: Berkeley Post Office Saved

By jpmassar, www.dailykos.com -

In early April, the US Postal Service won. They got a Federal Judge to dismiss, without prejudice, Berkeley's lawsuit against the sale of the downtown Berkeley Post Office. Funny thing though, [...]

Domestic Terrorism, Youth And The Politics Of Disposability

By Henry A. Giroux, www.truth-out.org -

Education is no longer a public good but a private right, just as critical thinking is no longer a fundamental necessity for creating an engaged and socially responsible citizenship. [...]

The Debate Over Public Internet Broadband Is Heating Up

By David Morris, www.alternet.org -

On February 28th the Federal Communications Commission issued two decisions. One concerned net neutrality, the other municipal broadband. The first garnered by far the most attention, as it [...]

Reasons Greek Public Broadcasting Shutdown

By Michael Nevradakis, www.truth-out.org -

The transfer of these valuable broadcast rights for dubious sums provides a strong hint as to the true reasons behind the sudden closure of ERT. These reasons likely have less to do with a desire [...]

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