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CommonBound Recap: There Are Many Alternatives

CommonBound Recap: There Are Many Alternatives
“One of the most frightening things to the people who oppose the development of a new economy is the possibility that we are actually able to do things for ourselves. One of the ways that old economy is able to exist is on the notion that ‘There Is No Alternative’ (TINA). To that we must resolutely and consistently say: ‘TAMA’ (There Are Many Alternatives).” Those were the words which Ed Whitfield of Fund for Democratic Communities left the ... Read more

CommonBound: A Revolution Needing a Spirit

CommonBound: A Revolution Needing a Spirit
I landed at "CommonBound: Moving Together Toward a New Economy" in Boston, Massachusetts with the dilemma of having to critically report on a movement in which I've wanted involve myself for years. The conference was organized by the New Economy Coalition, a nonprofit with its own small full-time staff that works to connect people across the country operating in the "new economy" - worker-owned businesses and cooperatives, credit unions, ... Read more

Economy conference hits Baltimore

Economy conference hits Baltimore
Paul Jay, CEO of The Real News Network introduced the conference graciously hosting and televising the event in his town hall space A large crowd was very engaged listening intently to the opening plenary comprised of Margaret Flowers (co-director, It’s Our Economy), Diane Bell Mc-Koy (President& CEO. Associated Black Charities), Michael Coleman (United Workers Leader) and Jacqui Dunne (CEO Danu Resource). Gar Alperovitz was scheduled to be ... Read more

Foundations for a new, democratized economy for Baltimore to be discussed at conference

Foundations for a new, democratized economy for Baltimore to be discussed at conference
On May 16 -17, local community members, policymakers, activists, and experts from around the country will gather for the Baltimore Economic Democracy Conference, “Building Our New Economy Together.” The two-day event will focus on finding policy alternatives meant to build local wealth and community ownership across a range of issues including: affordable housing; renewable energy; food security; worker-owned cooperatives; as well as money ... Read more