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The U.S. Should Stop Water Shutoffs During the Covid-19 Pandemic—and Forever

There’s very little clarity about the current pandemic—how long it will last, when a vaccine could arrive—but medical experts all seem to agree that one of the few things we can do to significantly stop the spread of covid-19 is washing our hands frequently. I’ve been washing mine so much that my

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MAHB

Shaping a Media for People and Planet – A MAHB Dialogue with Isaiah Poole and Laura Flanders

Geoff Holland – Some people have characterized the global media, particularly social media, as the nervous system of humanity. Is that how you see it, and if so, why is that an apt description? Isaiah Poole and Laura Flanders – Before the internet, humanity already had a nervous system: real friends

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Moderate Proposal

A Moderate Proposal: Nationalize the Fossil Fuel Industry

We’re facing a shale crash, a likely recession, and a surefire climate crisis. One particular policy could help solve all three problems. Nationalization has a long and proud tradition of navigating America through times of crisis, from World War II to 9/11. No sector may be facing as profound a

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Corona medicare

If You Think Coronavirus Profiteering Is Bad, Wait Till the Climate Heats Up

Even before coronavirus was a household name, the EPR estimated that between 385 and 725 million people worldwide will be exposed to infectious diseases as the climate crisis worsens. No wonder they find that “almost 70 percent of biotech, healthcare and pharma companies have climate change

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Economic crisis waste

We can't let this economic crisis go to waste

The rapid spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus as it is commonly known, has heightened economic fears and anxiety around the world. On Thursday March 12, US stock markets saw their biggest single day losses since Black Monday in 1987 and three days later the Federal Reserve announced that it would

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Red Pepper Thunder Valley

US Socialism: Indigenous Community Wealth Building

Stephanie Gutierrez discusses the community wealth building collaboration between the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation and The Democracy Collaborative. For the Lakota people of the Plains, ‘wealth’ has always meant to live by our virtues in order to have a happy, well-balanced life

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Philantopic

Economic Democracy: A Conversation With Funders

In a wide-ranging conversation, Sandra Lobo (Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative board vice president), Diane Ives (Kendeda Fund), and Scott Abrams (Open Society Foundations) discussed their respective decisions to invest in BCDI, what funders need to do to support one another in this work, and

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Coronavirus housing

Coronavirus Calls for an Emergency Rent Freeze and Eviction Moratorium

In Jacobin, Peter Gowan makes the case for emergency controls on the housing market due to the coronavirus outbreak. As the reality of the coronavirus takes hold globally, our capacity — or lack thereof — to deal with the crisis is suddenly a burning question. Housing security is a looming concern

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Morning Star

Mining riches from the grassroots

The UK publication Morning Star recommends a book with an innovative approach to reviving austerity-stricken local economies: The Case for Community Wealth Building, by Martin O’Neill and The Democracy Collaborative’s Joe Guinan. Among the deluge of tweets, think pieces and hot takes from

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