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A New Birth of Community: The Community Wealth Building Movement and Post-Covid-19 Reconstruction

This moment presents us with a number of opportunities to reset our democratic conversation, reconstruct our politics, rebuild our communities, and reprioritise and re-value the public sphere…The goal is simple but transformative: a deep and purposeful reorganisation of our economy so that it is

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Green Capitalism Is Not Enough

“[T]here is a growing consensus that the institutional framework that underpins the Green New Deal must be democratic. Common Wealth has argued for the creation of a Green New Deal commission that could bring together ‘communities at the sharp end of environmental and industrial change as well as

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The Democracy Collaborative Is On a 30-Year-Plan for Changing the Economy

Blue Tent’s Eoin Higgins features the work and mission of The Democracy Collaborative in his piece “The Democracy Collaborative Is On a 30-Year-Plan for Changing the Economy”. “There’s a lot of worker ownership and community development in different parts of the state,” said Alperovitz. “Our goal is

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To Combat Ongoing 'Human Rights Crisis,' 600+ Groups Urge Biden to Enact Utility Shutoff Moratorium on Day One

“A diverse coalition of more than 600 labor, environmental, racial justice, and faith-based organizations delivered a letter Wednesday urging President-elect Joe Biden and his administration to enact a nationwide moratorium on utility disconnections on day one in the White House, stressing that

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LETTER: 'Own Our Future' by establishing Community Wealth

“The Democracy Collaborative, with its 20-plus years of work, attracted the world’s best and highly motivated participants from every discipline as well as multiple onsite projects and initiatives. Perhaps the most stimulating experiences during hours of confinement can be found by clicking onto

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Co-ops in Spain’s Basque Region Soften Capitalism’s Rough Edges

“In a world grappling with the consequences of widening economic inequality, cooperatives are gaining attention as an intriguing potential alternative to the established mode of global capitalism. They emphasize one defining purpose: protecting workers. […] In the north of England, the city of

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Socialize Big Tech

A new report from Common Wealth and the Democracy Collaborative (to which the authors contributed) presents several bottom-up and top-down proposals to fundamentally change the ownership structure, values, governance, and orientation of platforms and data, and gain control over the commanding

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The Case for Giving Workers Ownership Rights

“In a poll conducted by YouGov last year, the Democracy Collaborative found that a remarkable 55 percent of voters would strongly or somewhat support a proposal requiring companies with over 250 employees to gradually put half of their shares into a workers’ fund—far more than Sanders proposed

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Louisville Takes Steps For First Community Land Trust, An Affordable Housing Tool

WFPL reports that nonprofit REBOUND, Inc., has taken the first steps create a Community Land Trust in Louisville, KT. The nonprofit could be awarded up to $2.1 million in federal Community Development Block Grants, which would be used to build, rehabilitate or acquire 10+ homes in neighborhoods that

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