This is what Biodemocracy looks like

In this article, Ronnie Cummins explains why we must transition to organic local farming, how far we have come and what it will require to create food security. [This is a summary of a session at the Democracy Convention in Madison, WI on August 26, 2011 written by Margaret Flowers. You can read more about ... Read more

Land Grabs for Food, Flowers and Fuel

This summary by Margaret Flowers comes from a session at the Democracy Convention in Madison, WI on August 26, 2011. It informs about the history of corporate power and the land grabs for food and fuel. Speakers: Jim Tarbell – Alliance for Democracy Jim Goodman – Family Farm Defenders   The ... Read more

Land and Food vs Corporate Rights and Dirty Fuels

This article is a summary by Margaret Flowers of  a session at the Democracy Convention in Madison, Wisconsin on August 26, 2011. The speaker is Ronnie Cummins of the  Organic Consumers Association. Middle Eastern Oil Chiefdoms, China, India and Russia are buying up land around the world. As the ... Read more

Participatory Budgeting for Your Community

Grass roots citizen participation in urban spending Summarized by Kevin Zeese This is a summary of a presentation by Alderman Joe Moore, Maria Hadden and Brenda K. Konkel given as part of the economic democracy track of the Democracy Convention in Madison, WI on August 27, 2011. Their biographies are ... Read more

The cost of raising Medicare’s eligibility age

By Sarah Kliff Washington Post Raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67 from 65 would cost states and private payers about twice as much as it would save the federal government, according to this graph from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ Paul Van de Water. The change would net the ... Read more

This Labor Day we need protest marches rather than parades

It’s been the worst decade for American workers in a century. That hardly calls for a celebration. Verizon worker Steven Simard, of Danvers, Mass., holds a placard and chants slogans from a picket line outside a Verizon office, in Boston. Conditions for American workers warrant ... Read more