Just as we must end the extraction of fossil fuels and minerals from the Earth to lessen the impacts of climate change and stop the poisoning of our communities, we must also end the extraction of wealth from our communities that fuels extreme wealth inequality. A democratized economy, described in greater depth on It’s Our Economy, gives more control over and benefit from the economy to people and reduces the wealth divide. This week, we highlight work that is being done in the United States and other countries to transform economic institutions so they serve people and protect the planet. “Creating the new world” is an essential piece of the two-part strategy to shift political power. We must organize to resist harmful policies and projects such as the drug war and fossil fuel infrastructure and we must build alternative systems to replace the current extractive and exploitative systems.