Women for Climate Justice come forward, demand an end to “rule by fossil fuel interests”

February 8th, 2018 by Carolyn Fortuna in Clean Technica The 2018 Women’s Marches brought together hundreds of thousands of women and men to empower the global community to support the rights of people everywhere. Among the issues on the forefront, climate change activism rings strong among the Women’s March participants. Powerful women leaders, CEOs, and innovative change-makers are rising up on behalf of …

Democracy is at Stake in Supreme Court Cases on Partisan Redistricting

The Supreme Court has the chance to strike a blow across the nation to protect an essential pillar of democracy by ruling against districts designed to amplify the voice of the chosen and virtually silence the outsiders. January 23, 2018 by Roger Bybee in The Progressive “Chief Justice Roberts’s complaint rings eerily of the same “alternative facts” and “fake news” ploys used by the …

Contribution accounting systems

A contribution accounting system is not a currency and not a barter system. It doesn’t refer to an exchange between individuals conducting joint work, whether picking cherries or on a project, or between them and another entity like a company. They are not getting paid a salary in exchange of their work. They are collaborating, they all add cherries into the same …

“Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all God’s children.” MLK also supported a jobs guarantee, a living wage and universal healthcare

BY MATTHEW MILES GOODRICH in In These Times, Jan 2018 For King, the only solution to America’s crisis of poverty was the redistribution of wealth. In 1952 a 23-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a love letter to Coretta Scott. Along with coos of affection and apologies for his hasty handwriting, he described his feelings not just toward his future wife, but …

Democratic reform proposal moves forward, laying groundwork for a different primary

As a result of the Unity Reform Commission’s recommendations, the Democratic Party could see major changes to the superdelegate system. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Berniecrats Score Another Major Win Against the Democratic Establishment Under proposed reforms pushed by backers of Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential primary would take place on a much fairer playing field than in …

Will All New Vehicles Be Electric By 2030?

One Expert Says Yes — Episode 46 Of Local Energy Rules Podcast 6 Nov 2017 by John Farrell. Originally published at ilsr.org. Is the US on the cusp of a clean energy revolution that will fundamentally change how we live, work, and get around? That’s exactly what entrepreneur and lecturer Tony Seba argues in his book, Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation. His multi-pronged …

Shifting ownership from the 1% to the 99%: Initiative seeks for employee owned companies to be 20-25% of the workforce by 2050, adding security, recirculating money locally 3x more

By Fran Korten in Yes! Magazine, Oct 26, 2017 For decades Marjorie Kelly has looked for ways that businesses can better contribute to the good of society. In 1987, after getting a master’s degree in journalism, she founded Business Ethics magazine to showcase socially responsible corporations. But after 20 years as president and publisher, she sold the magazine. She had come to an …

Growing skepticism of democracy: Taibbi asks, since everyone knew the primary was rigged, why did they bother, when they would have won anyway?

7 Nov 2017 by Rolling Stone by Matt Taibbi.  Why Donna Brazile’s Story Matters – But Not for the Reason You Might Think Over the weekend, the Washington Post previewed passages from former DNC chair Donna Brazile’s much-anticipated “blistering” tell-all book about the 2016 presidential campaign, Hacks. The piece written by Phillip Rucker originally included a passage that read as follows: “Whenever Brazile got frustrated with Clinton’s aides, …

Loss of democracy in the US

 On Common Dreams, 20 Oct 2017 Republicans lawmakers in U.S. Congress pose for a group photo. Assertions made by the contemporary GOP, writes Atcheson, “are bald-faced lies, knowingly told, and meant to hide the fact that they are paid servants of the oligarchy. And that’s the real story here.” (Photo: U.S. House) It’s not news to most people that the …