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Video: The End of America and Ten Steps to Fascism: This Is Step Nine

Our country is convulsing with change. We are in the midst of a high-stakes national election, our economy is a roller-coaster, our environment is being plundered by corporate energy interests, the constitution has been shot full of holes, and we—as citizens—are now the proud public owners of the worst business decisions to come out of Wall Street in generations. With so much going on and so much being lost, it’s important that we keep a sharper eye on those who would steal our freedoms while we’re distracted struggling to stay afloat. That’s why Naomi Wolf and her fellow watchdogs in the country are so vital to the survival of American democracy. Power corrupts. It is one of the most basic elements of human nature. People in power seek to gain more. The slow theft of our civilian freedoms over the last eight years has bolstered the destructive power of the federal government—hence hastening further corruption and hunger for power. It is an increasing feedback loop that must be stopped. Here is a snippet of video from The End of America movie. It reveals how shockingly far we have traveled toward becoming a police state with concerns only for monied-interests.

Use Systems Thinking to Make Lasting Social Change

What can be done when our best intentions create unintended problems—such as temporary shelters increasing homelessness or food aid accelerating starvation?After decades of helping change-makers in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors address tough social problems, systems-thinking expert David Stroh shares the pioneering framework that both demystifies systems thinking and shows how it can lead […] Read More..

Let’s Make Bernie Sanders a Bestseller!

As the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders continues to climb in the polls, crushing online fundraising records and frustrating party insiders and pundits along the way, we’re looking to put Bernie’s message on bestseller lists everywhere in time for the national debates this fall!With the second Democratic debate to be held on November 14th in Des Moines, it’s […] Read More..

Bern Baby Bern!

Feel the Bern, now read the Bern. Chelsea Green is bringing out the first major book chronicling the issues being raised by US Senator Bernie Sanders in his campaign for president of the United States. The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America is the only book that outlines, in Sanders’ own words and […] Read More..

Economic Development is Broken. Here’s How to Fix It

Economic development today is completely broken. That’s the argument of author Michael Shuman in his new book, The Local Economy Solution. The singular focus on attracting global corporations is not just ineffective but counterproductive, Shuman argues, especially given the huge opportunity costs. Indeed, it’s not far-fetched to suggest that the best way most communities can […] Read More..

5 Shareable Strategies for Creating Climate Action

Frustrated about climate change? You’re not alone. Most people in our society find themselves somewhere on the spectrum of depressed about our climate situation to flat-out denying that it exists. In fact, the more information about global warming that piles up, the less we seem to do to combat it. What is the reason for this […] Read More..
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