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Cooperatives: The Co-op Alternative to Corporate Capitalism

The Foundation for Creating a Democratized Economy begins with People Controlling their Employment Summarized by Kevin Zeese This session on cooperatives was part of the economic democracy track of the Democracy Convention.  The session was held on August 26, 2011.  It featured Rebecca ... Read more

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