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News on local, regional efforts by communities, NGOs, local businesses, banks, governments, to become more self-reliant and less dependent on global financial casinos, big banks and Wall Street. Covers local currencies, farmers markets, co-housing, Transition Towns movements, new bioregional urban re-developments and small communities.

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Help Save the Postal Service & Expand Affordable Banking!

Help Save the Postal Service & Expand Affordable Banking!

We hope you had a good Thanksgiving weekend. You may live in or may have traveled to a region that has not recovered from the Great Recession. Big Bank misconduct was a major cause of the crash. The $trillion plus we paid to bail out Wall Street didn't "trickle down" to us, and failed to relieve the credit crunch that still grips entire regions of [...]

6 Online Resources That Will Make Your Cooperative Identity Shine

6 Online Resources That Will Make Your Cooperative Identity Shine

6 Online Resources That Will Make Your Cooperative Identity Shine  The cooperative branding If you are interested in a cooperative identity for your business, read on to get the facts about the various resources available to you. Learn more… What It’s Like to Participate in the Young Leaders Program Discover what Shobhita already [...]

Who Owns It

Who Owns It “ Ethical Markets agrees with these views on ownership by our esteemed Advisory Board member, Ed Mayo , of Britain’s  pre-eminent Co-operative organization,  Hazel Henderson , Editor. “

Join 100,000 Postal Banking Petition Signers – See what Sen. Warren and Jim Hightower Say

Join 100,000 Postal Banking Petition Signers – See what Sen. Warren and Jim Hightower Say

Traditional banks have abandoned communities, leaving people stranded. Just look at how many payday lenders have popped up in our communities across America in the last 20 years. There are more of them than there are McDonalds or Starbucks store locations. Postal banking serves the public, not Wall Street. From 1911 to 1966 the US Postal [...]

Putting powerful platforms under cooperative control

Putting powerful platforms under cooperative control Submitted by Benjamin Melançon on Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:07 On November 13th and 14th in New York City, several hundred people gathered to talk about the problems of an online economy reliant on monopoly, extraction, and surveillance—and discuss how to build a "cooperative Internet, [...]

Why You Should Organize a Side Event During the 2016 Summit

Why You Should Organize a Side Event During the 2016 Summit

Why You Should Organize a Side Event During the 2016 Summit 5 candid testimonies from 2014 organizers Since 2012, the Summit has been inviting associations, cooperatives, mutuals and businesses to hold events alongside the main program. Discover why participating organizations tap into this incredible opportunity… “We want youth to [...]

Public Banking Institute News: November 17, 2015

Public Banking Institute News: November 17, 2015

Public Banking Institute News: November 17, 2015

CBJonline – NCBA CLUSA submits statement to House committee in latest effort to draw distinction between co-ops and ACA insurers

CBJonline – NCBA CLUSA submits statement to House committee in latest effort to draw distinction between co-ops and ACA insurers

NCBA CLUSA’s new “OwnIt” initiative boosts co-op identity to consumers In collaboration with the International Co-operative Alliance and Domains.coop, the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is pleased to announce the launch of a consumer awareness initiative specifically for cooperatives, [...]

Creating the Public Banking Legacy

Creating the Public Banking Legacy

Creating the Public Banking Legacy “Ethical Markets  congratulates the Pennsylvania Public Bank Project!  We are proud that founder Ellen Brown serves on our Advisory Board and I am honored to  serve on the advisory board of the Public Banking Institute, Hazel Henderson, Editor.” Welcome to the newsletter of the Pennsylvania Public Bank [...]

Cooperative statement to House Committee highlighting distinction between co-ops and ACA Non-profit insurers

NCBA CLUSA submits statement to House committee in latest effort to highlight distinction between co-ops and Affordable Care Act Non-profit insurers Continuing its efforts to protect the cooperative identity, NCBA CLUSA last week submitted a written statement for consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee ahead [...]

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