Thanks to the Roberts Court, Corporations Have More Constitutional Rights Than Actual People

  Thanks to the Roberts Court, Corporations Have More Constitutional Rights Than Actual People   William Greider – The Nation   The big media talk a lot about stalemate in Congress, but they are missing the real story. While representative democracy is dysfunctional, the Supreme Court has taken over with …

What can our banks learn from the USA?

I thought I’d escaped the City years ago when I quit my job as an investment banker. But today I’m back where I started out, addressing hundreds of people at the Chartered Accountants’ Hall. This isn’t any ordinary financial conference. Today, hundreds of people from across civil society are gathering …

Revival of film “ The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Chávez: Inside the Coup”

Hugo Chávez’ rule was controversial.  His death has been mourned and celebrated.  Watch this film on one of the more tumultuous periods of his presidency.  From Wikipedia:  The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Spanish: La revolución no será transmitida), also known as Chávez: Inside the Coup, is a 2003 documentary …

Community-Owned Transmission?

Community-Owned Transmission? | Written byJohn Farrell |No Comments | Updated onNov 15, 2012 Share on linkedinShare on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailMore Sharing Services10 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/community-owned-transmission/ The enormous growth in local renewable energy is decentralizing the electricity system, often supplanting …

Rio + 20 Event: Seeds of Hope

We’ll show our panel exhibition on sustainable development titled “Seeds of Hope” (http://www.sgi.org/resource-center/ngo-resources/education-for-sustainable-development/seeds-of-hope.html) in order to share the theme of  Rio+20 with ordinary citizens, and will organize a roundtable discussion on education for sustainable development as an official side event. In particular, on June 15th, we’ll organize an opening reception of …