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Linking The Vibrant New Economy Movement

Linking The Vibrant New Economy Movement
Weaving the Community Resilience and the New Economy Movement: Voices and Reflections from the Field By Cat Johnson of shareable.net The new economy has several different names including the sharing economy, the solidarity economy, community resilience, transition, the oppositional economy, and more. At its core, however, is an awareness that the existing economy, which thrives on maximizing growth and profits at all expense, has failed us. ... Read more

Solar and the New (democratic) Energy Economy

Solar and the New (democratic) Energy Economy
I spent three days this week with some of the biggest minds behind the “new economy” movement because their core theme – economic democracy – fits like a glove over ILSR’s work on democratic energy. By John Farrell Originally posted in the Institute for Local Self-Reliance The big takeaway? Solar power is the spark to energize a new energy economy from the bottom up. This new solar-sparked energy system will look entirely different from the ... Read more

Build the Green Economy

Build the Green Economy
By Robert Pollin Boston Review  Here is the fundamental challenge we confront with climate change. As of 2010, total annual greenhouse gas emissions were at 45 billion metric tons of mostly carbon dioxide (CO2), along with smaller amounts of methane, nitrous oxide, and other gases. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that to stabilize the global average temperature at its current level of around 60.3°Fahrenheit, ... Read more

Worker-Owners Cheer Creation of $1.2 Million Co-op Development Fund in NYC

Worker-Owners Cheer Creation of $1.2 Million Co-op Development Fund in NYC
In a victory for new economy advocates, the New York City Council passed a budget last week that will create a $1.2 million fund for the growth of worker-owned cooperative businesses. The investment is the largest a municipal government in the U.S. has ever made in the sector, breaking new ground for the cooperative development movement. Melissa Hoover, executive director of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives and the Democracy at ... Read more

What’s the Role of Race in the New Economy Movement?

What’s the Role of Race in the New Economy Movement?
There has been a growing buzz about what kind of economy we need in order to address wealth inequality, environmental unsustainability and lack of democracy. Clearly, many desire something new and dramatically different. Perhaps this buzz around what many supporters call a “New Economy” will grow into a powerful social movement — one that we desperately need to transform the current economy. But whether it does so or not will depend ... Read more

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

Live Stream of the Economic Democracy Plenary Sessions in Baltimore

Live Stream of the Economic Democracy Plenary Sessions in Baltimore
If you are unable to make it to the conference tonight, keep it tuned to this page for a live stream of our town hall at The Real News Network! You will also be able to catch the opening and closing plenary sessions on Saturday right here. For more on the event's schedule, visit here. Let's #BuildBmore2gether! Read more

Rising Voices for a New Economy

Rising Voices for a New Economy
Last month, thousands of activists from across the country gathered in Washington DC for the National People's Action Conference. The conference, dubbed "Rising Voices for a New Economy" was an opportunity for activists and organizers from around the country to meet, share their stories and plan strategies for creating an economy based on economic, racial, immigrant and environmental justice. Read more

Teleconference on “Moving Beyond Capitalism”

Teleconference on “Moving Beyond Capitalism”
February 24th, 2014 - This Monday there will be a teleconference on the theme of this summer’s international conference on Moving Beyond Capitalism sponsored by the Center for Global Justice. We are bringing together scholars and activists from the global North and South to dialog about practices and institutions being built in the nooks and crannies of capitalist societies that point toward a more participatory, more ... Read more