Category: Localization

New Economy Week 2015: Putting Divested Money To Work, Repairing The Damage

I’m part of the Reinvest Network, and I have lots of exciting news to share about our progress in developing the kinds of projects that funds divested from fossil fuels can and should be reinvested in.

New Economy Week 2015: Organizing for a Just Transition in Washington State

Jill Mangaliman leads Got Green?, a Seattle group that organizes for an equitable, green economy, and Rosalinda Guillen leads the farmworker organization Community to Community, which advocates for food justice.

In Colorado, A Revolutionary New Coalition Stands for Community Rights

In Colorado, local governments cannot raise the minimum wage, pass rent control laws, or ban fracking. A system of state “preemption”—a favorite tool of the…

The Climate Crisis Pits Local Governments Against 19th-Century Legal Doctrine

As austerity shrinks already meager national programs, local governments are facing heightened pressure to take up the slack—and even to re-imagine public services in an age of climate…

Hundreds of Communities Are Building Legal Blockades to Fight Big Carbon

In This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein explores one of the decisive roles that Indigenous peoples and their allies are playing in the struggle to keep…