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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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CDCUs to Gain Access to “TARP” Capital

(February 4, 2010 - Washington, DC) At a meeting with key leaders of community development credit unions (CDCUs) and community development banks, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner announced yesterday a major capital investment program for depositories certified as community development financial institutions (CDFIs).  The CDCU movement was [...]

Indigenous Environmental Network

The Indigenous Environmental Network Wins Grant Congressman James L Oberstar Eighth Congressional District of Minnesota Bemidji Group Receives Healthy Living Grant Thursday, January 21, 2010 Washington DC – Congressman Jim Oberstar released the following statement today in response to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) [...]

Obama’s Economic Policies May Not Help 24 million Small Businesses Create Jobs

This press release was put out by Claudia Viek of the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO).  In it she raises concern about the lack of impact the stimulus efforts will have on the country’s smallest enterprises.  Those whom we look to in generating jobs and business vitality. February 1, 2010 President Obama’s [...]

Job Opportunities: Director, Community Building & Director, Policy and Research

About the Center for Economic Progress (CEP) CEP helps hard-working, low-income families move from financial uncertainty to financial security. Local in service but national in voice, we achieve our mission in three ways: we provide trusted tax and financial counseling, giving Illinois families the tools to make sound choices;  we lead a [...]

Black Economic Council Press Release – FCC Meeting

Black Economic Council Press Release – FCC Meeting

January 27, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chairman of The Black Economic Council Meets with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to Discuss Issues Impacting the Black and Underserved Communities. Chula Vista, California January 25, 2010.  Len Canty, Chairman of The Black Economic Council, met with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to discuss key [...]

EconoSpeak: Obama’s Gesture on Student Loans

Econospeak is right on this one. I would add that it's also time to correct the GDP by changing its categorizing of EDUCATION  as an expense instead of an investment, because it's really the most important investment any society makes in its future, by producing educated, productive tax-paying citizens.  The is why the Calvert-Henderson  [...]

An Appeal to the Time Banking Community and to Groups Seeking to Rebuild Haiti

Edgar Cahn, Jan. 16, 2009 Edgar Cahn is a member of the Ethical Markets Advisory Board in the area of Socially Responsible Investing. If ever there was a time when Time Banking and other local currencies make sense, it is now, to rebuild Haiti. Haiti needs to find a way to do two things: (more…)

Promoting Quality, Affordability & Energy Efficiency

Using the Homebuyer Tax Credit to replace Mobile Homes with ENERGY STAR Manufactured Homes Are you interested in finding ways to help the most low-income homeowners improve their energy efficiency, reduce their energy cost burden and lessen their carbon footprint? (more…)

Federation Hails CDFI Certification of Five Credit Unions and CUSO

(January 13, 2010 - Washington, DC)  The U.S. Treasury Department's Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund announced yesterday that five additional credit unions and a credit union service organization (CUSO) have been certified as CDFIs, bringing the total number of CDFI-certified CDCUs to 165 institutions, representing nearly [...]


Ellen Brown www.webofdebt.com/articles January 3, 2010 Where can our floundering community banks get the capital to make room on their books for substantial new loans? An innovative answer is provided by the state of North Dakota. (more…)

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