Victory: Google kicks ALEC to the curb

Hi there—Over the past year, MoveOn member Marisol Garcia from Phoenix, AZ, has campaigned hard to get Google off the board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the organization behind some of the worst pieces of legislation to come out in recent years, including “stand your ground” laws.    Earlier …

Google CEO: They’re lying

“We should not be aligned with such people. They are just literally lying.” That’s what Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an infamous corporate lobbying group that pushes an agenda that denies the realities of climate change. Bravo to Schmidt for withdrawing Google’s membership …

Santa Fe Seeks Feasibility Study Consultants

Hi  – Join us for the monthly coalition call every second Friday at noon! Click here to sign up. Santa Fe Seeks Feasibility Study Consultants Late last week, the City of Santa Fe issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for consultants who are interested in assisting the city with an feasibility study …

From Visby to Bisbee

Newsletter – July, 2014 From Visby to Bisbee Website improvements, slide shows, and videos My upcoming events Ecuador leading the way toward a “Commons Economy” Kalikalos Summer School/Vacation. Bitcoin—the currency and the technology J. W. Smith and the Institute for Cooperative Capitalism Worldwide More lessons in global economics, finance, and …

Tell Amazon: Stop powering the Internet with fossil fuels

Tell Amazon: Stop powering the Internet with fossil fuels Sign the petition: “Amazon is one of the three largest Internet companies in the world — and it’s the only one of the three that hasn’t committed to using 100% renewable energy to power its data centers. Tell Amazon to stop using …

Supreme Court just crippled democracy

Hazel, Moments ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. Sadly, alarmingly, infuriatingly — it’s Citizens United all over again. I’ll explain a bit more below, but first I need you to do THREE things: 1. Voice your outrage that the Supreme Court has sold out …

65,000 demand that ABB withdraw from Sarawak

65,000 demand that ABB withdraw from Sarawak 3/17/2014 07:22 The Bruno Manser Fund has handed over a petition against ABB’s dealings in Sarawak, Malaysia – ABB refuses to provide any information on its business ties with the Taib regime ZURICH, Switzerland, March 17, 2014 –/WORLD-WIRE/– 65,318 individuals demand that abb withdraw …

BREAKING: Nancy Pelosi just came out against Fast Track

After more than 180,000 DFA and CREDO members signed a petition to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — and thousands more flooded her phone lines — the former Speaker of the House told an assembly of union workers on Wednesday: “No on Fast Track… out of the question.” This amazing news, first reported …

ASBC Launches Companies for Safer Chemicals Coalition & Other Updates

Urgent Campaign Actions   Companies for Safer Chemicals Coalition  A group of leading consumer brands, led by asbc and Seventh Generation, announced the creation of a coalition to ensure Congress modernizes the nation’s out-of-date chemical laws, and to counter the narrative that businesses desire a weakreform bill. The story has …

Energizing local economies through “Creative De-construction”

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