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Newsletter: After Trump’s Climate Withdrawal

Newsletter: After Trump’s Climate Withdrawal
Trump Follows Previous US Presidents Who Have Undermined Climate Action: The Only Path to Climate Justice is People Power President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement follows the path of previous presidents who have undermined international climate agreements. We disagree with Trump but it is important to understand his actions in the context of the history of the United States regarding previous climate ... Read more

Making NAFTA Worse

Making NAFTA Worse
Above Photo: Flickr / Woody Wood Trump promised to negotiate the widely loathed trade deal, which would be great — except he’s giving corporations even more power to offshore jobs. Like rose blossoms, a politician’s promises can be beautiful when they burst into full, glorious bloom — only to fade over time and, petal by petal, fall away. Take Donald Trump’s glorious pledge last year to renegotiate the NAFTA trade deal and provide a “much ... Read more

Shell Will Test Energy-Generating Kites This Summer

Shell Will Test Energy-Generating Kites This Summer
Above Photo: Kite Power Systems (KPS). Source: KPS Power from kite would work more often than wind turbines Start-up received funding from Shell, Schlumberger, EON Power-generating kites backed by Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Schlumberger Ltd. and EON SE will start tests in the U.K. this summer, with the aim of developing a technology that could eventually replace offshore wind turbines. Kite Power Systems, known as KPS, is working on a 17-meter ... Read more

G7 Leaders Blame US For Failure To Reach Climate Change Agreement

G7 Leaders Blame US For Failure To Reach Climate Change Agreement
Above Photo: Mr Trump has said he needs more to time to decide whether to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement Evan Vucci/AP ‘The entire discussion about climate was very difficult, if not to say very dissatisfying.’ says German Chancellor Angela Merkel In an unusual admission, Group of Seven (G7) leaders have said in their final communique from a summit in Italy that they had failed to bridge differences over climate change with ... Read more

Reflections On A Visit To Cuba’s Urban Cooperatives

Reflections On A Visit To Cuba’s Urban Cooperatives
Above Photo: From geo.coop Note : Include a “New Economy” TAG — that will ensure the article also goes on the ItsOurEconomy.US page as well as its Facebook page. Let me start by summarizing why I wanted to go to Cuba now. My learning objectives were the following: It seemed important to me to visit Cuba before it is overrun with American tourists and global businesses entering its economy. I wanted to understand the impact of years of the ... Read more

Exxon & Chevron Face Shareholder Challenges On Climate Change

<div>Exxon & Chevron Face Shareholder Challenges On Climate Change</div>
Above Photo: Screenshot from YouTube Arjuna Capital and As You Sow Keep Pressure on Oil Giants to Return More Capital to Investors and Produce Roadmap for Transitioning to Low Carbon Economy DALLAS, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – ExxonMobil and Chevron will host simultaneous annual meetings on Wednesday, May 31 in Dallas and Midland, TX respectively, and face shareholders who want the oil giants to start dealing with the realities of life in a ... Read more

U.S. Renewable Energy Jobs Employ 800,000+ People And Rising: In Charts

U.S. Renewable Energy Jobs Employ 800,000+ People And Rising: In Charts
Above Photo: China leads the world in renewable energy jobs. In the U.S., solar and wind industry employment has skyrocketed in recent years, but now the Trump administration is trying to stop it. Credit: Kevin Grayer/Getty Note: Some of the renewable energy sources included in this article are controversial. For example, biomass which often involved growing plants for energy puts energy production in competition with food production at a ... Read more

Public Banking Tops Baltimore Mayoral Candidate’s Groundbreaking Platform

Public Banking Tops Baltimore Mayoral Candidate’s Groundbreaking Platform
A Baltimore mayoral candidate may have the most on-point application of public banking we’ve seen in the whole economic democracy movement. By Matt Stannard for the Public Banking Institute. There’s a special place in my heart for Baltimore, where I’ve visited many times, and where some of my closest friends live. And several weeks ago I had the chance to interview Joshua Harris, a mayoral candidate who, ever ... Read more

Common Bound 2016

Common Bound 2016
July 8 to 10, 2016Buffalo, NY. Since the financial crisis and well before, social movements have been disrupting the status quo, changing the script for how we imagine economic, racial and environmental justice. This year, we’ve seen that channeled into a historic and rule-breaking presidential election. Read more

The Next System Teach-Ins

The Next System Teach-Ins
March, 2016 to February, 2017. Nationwide. We are thrilled that so many have responded with enthusiasm to our call for nationwide teach-ins on systemic change and transformation. We’ve heard from folks from across the country and around the world -- from small-town Alabama to Detroit, from Ivy League universities to community colleges and adult education centers, and from retirement communities to faith-based organizations ... Read more