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‘Wealth of Networks’

Tracks the emerging information-sharing, open-source cooperative sectors of economies in the USA, Canada, Europe, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and other countries. In this new sharing, cooperative economy, sectors are exchanging information, bartering and using new forms of currency in order to make their money stretch further. The Wealth of Networks balances the older competitive sectors based on money.

Relates to: Global Citizenship, Community Development Solutions, Beyond GDP, Partners/Links, EthicalMarkets.tv – The Money Fix and Money Innovation, Power of Yin, Articles by Hazel Henderson

Facebook Censors Prominent Political Critics

We've previously documented that the largest social media websites censor government criticism. For example, Facebook pays low-wage foreign workers to delete certain content based upon a censorship list. For example, Facebook deletes accounts created by any Palestinian resistance groups. Today, Facebook deactivated the Facebook accounts [...]

Cloud computing: cutting through the hype

Cloud computing has rapidly become the most talked-about IT concept of the day. For some, it is yet another new label for the well-worn concept of "utility computing," and therefore amounts to a marketing gimmick. For less cynical observers, it is a powerful set of technologies based on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) that is delivering [...]

A Digital Cold War?

The most important result of the World Conference on International Telecom has been to demonstrate that the world now splits into two camps when it comes to the Internet: one is comprised of more authoritarian countries, which would like to turn back the clock and regain sovereignty over their own national bits of the Internet; the other wants to [...]

Extra! Extra! News Flash for the FCC

When it comes to media consolidation, the FCC is feeling the heat from all sides. Today activists took to the streets outside the FCC headquarters to deliver more than 200,000 signatures from people all over the U.S. who are calling on the agency to halt its rush to gut media ownership protections. Josh Stearns, Free Press Extra! Extra! [...]

Bill Moyers, Bernie Sanders | Don’t Let Big Media Get Bigger

Bill Moyers, Bernie Sanders, Moyers & Company Excerpt: "In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of media in America. In 1990 the number had dropped to 23. In 1997, 10. And today, six." READ MORE

Opposition Growing to FCC Media Ownership Proposal

Rep. John Lewis, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Rep. Charles Gonzalez and Co-Chairmen of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Reps. Keith Ellison and Raul Grijalva sent a letter signed by 44 House members to the FCC. The letter addresses concerns about how the FCC’s proposal to [...]

Harmony in the Holy Land – join us in co-creating it

I'm writing with an exciting invitation to you to participate in creating an historic event to build peace, healing and harmony in the Middle East as part of the global events that are activating on Dec. 21st and 22nd this year.  It's the perfect time for such an event with the uneasy truce in Gaza and a recognition that deeper healing is [...]

FOCUS | Is the FCC Plotting a Giveaway to Rupert Murdoch?

Craig Aaron, FreePress Aaron writes: "What if I told you the Obama administration's first major post-election policy move was a big, fat gift for Rupert Murdoch?" READ MORE

Story of Change – This video from the Story of Stuff Project

Story of Change – This video from the Story of Stuff Project

Story of Change - This video from the Story of Stuff Project, is a call to action, providing tangible direction for influencing policy to address the issues we care about: pollution, chemical contamination, resource use and more.  Produced by Ethical Markets' friend and colleague Annie Leonard, along with EthicMark® Award-winner Free Range [...]

The Future of Occupy – Our NEW Website & Magazine

The Future of Occupy, which began as a simple website in October 2011 and launched the FoO newsletter in January of this year as a newsletter, has undergone a considerable transformation over the spring to re-emerge as a fully-fledged community platform and interactive electronic magazine. This process has been a joy as well as a learning [...]

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