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Webinar: Food Hubs, Trends & Resources (2018)

Edward A. Ragland, Jr. , Americo Vega-Labiosa, Jim Barham and Jeff Farbman

Democracy Collaborative In Asheville Fm

Words To Live By
Asheville Fm

In this radio show Asheville 103.3 FM interviews Sarah McKinley on the work of the Democracy Collaborative...listen here

Cleveland’s cooperatives show us how to solve the problems of deindustrialisation

Claire McCarthy
Labour List

Normally you only hear people in British politics discussing the US state of Ohio during Presidential elections. But Cleveland, Ohio has been on the lips of many in recent weeks because Ted Howard the architect of the so-called Cleveland model has been in the UK. The visionary approach that he and his colleagues at the Democracy Collaborative have taken to creating local sustainable growth and jobs in Cleveland is gaining growing attention this side of the pond..read more > 

Chronicling the Lives of the Working Poor Across America

The Leonard Lopate Show
wnyc

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, journalist and Columbia Journalism School professor Dale Maharidge crossed the country to chronicle the lives of today's working poor, from farmworkers in southern California fighting against low wages and a devastating drought, to heroin stricken communities in northern Maine that have been abandoned by industry. His story, “American Ballad: A Photographic Chronicle of America's Working Poor,” marks the 75th anniversary of James Agee’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. It was published in the December issue of Smithsonian Magazine...listen here 

Building a System-Changing Response to Trump and Trumpism at All Levels

Gar Alperovitz
Truth-Out

Any serious perspective on how to respond to the election of Donald Trump must begin by recognizing that his victory flowed in substantial part from the growing global crisis of capitalism, which demands a specific strategic response. The response must begin with -- but also go beyond -- the urgent work of defending, wherever and however possible, the individuals and communities most at risk...Read More

Hope in the Desert

Marjorie Kelly
Jericho Chambers

Political democracy requires economic democracy...read more

 

The case for despair is made. Now let’s start to get out of the mess we’re in

George Monbiot
Gaurdian

"We were promised unending growth on a finite planet. We were told that a vastly unequal system would remove all differences. Social peace would be delivered by a system based on competition and envy. Democracy would be secured by the power of money. The contradictions were crashingly obvious. The whole package relied on magic."...read more