Technology is at the heart of human development. It enables people to produce food, access water and energy, and keep in good health. But access to technology and its benefits are not fairly shared, argues a new report from Practical Action.
The people developing a new parallel economy – sometimes by choice, sometimes by necessity, as in Greece and Spain – are neither politicians, CEOs or credentialed experts.
Business-as-usual capitalism may be bracing for a stiff challenge from a group in one of America’s poorest cities.
#SolidarityCities is a project exploring how peer organizations facilitate cross-sectoral and regional organizing and grew from a desire to learn more about the challenges, victories, and movement-building of the solidarity economy movement.
In cities across the nation, a few enjoy rising affluence while many struggle to get by.
Tell me your zip code and I can tell you how healthy you are….
"Instead of letting the conquerors tell the story, let the people who have been doing these collective survival strategies tell the story."
The story of Rossy’s Bakery exemplifies the way CDCUs are crucial actors in a city that is often inaccessible to all but the rich.
In Chicago, Sweet Beginnings helps people returning from prison learn how to make a living with bees – changing ideas about ecology and imprisonment along the way.
Another indication of how crazy this country has become: Some people are coming out against solar energy.
University of Montana professor George Price on permaculture, race, and how he’s standing up to tar sands extraction.
In Spain, where the government bails out banks, the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) bails out families and defends their right to housing.