Vox Populi

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Valerie Vande Panne: 7 Economic Terms That Are Often Used to Destroy Communities

If it sounds too good to be true, take a closer look beyond the buzzwords. There are so many plans these days to “transform” an area via a “public-private partnership” … Continue reading

November 20, 2018 · 2 Comments

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Paul Revere’s Ride

Note from the editor: I offer this poem, one of my favorites from childhood, as a tribute to the millions of Americans who showed up at the polls yesterday. Paul … Continue reading

November 7, 2018 · 3 Comments

Emily Kawano: Seven Ways to Build the Solidarity Economy

We can transform capitalism by encouraging the ‘better angels of our nature.’ (Photo: Flickr/Cogdogblog. CC BY 2.0.) . The solidarity economy is a global movement to build a post-capitalist world … Continue reading

September 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sarah Aziza: Worker Cooperatives Offer Real Alternatives to Trump’s Retrograde Economic Vision

   . Announcing his presidency in 2016, Donald Trump promised the nation that he’d become “the greatest job president God ever created.” His plan to accomplish this rested on a … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: Saul Alinsky’s 13 strategies to take your community back from Trump

Saul Alinsky (1909 – 1972) is generally considered to be the founder of modern American community organizing. Alinsky focused on improving the living conditions of poor communities across America, especially the … Continue reading

February 25, 2017 · 6 Comments

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