Why Future Generations Will Ask Where You Were on September 21, 2014

Jay Owen Global Citizen

Todd Gitlin* – The Nation The People’s Climate March proves the Climate Movement has reached critical mass, like the Civil Rights Movement, Antiwar, feminist and gay movements before it. Less than two weeks have passed and yet it isn’t too early to say it: the People’s Climate March changed the …

Restoring Trust: In Markets and Politics

Jay Owen Global Citizen, Articles by Hazel Henderson

It’s common knowledge that human societies work most effectively and harmoniously where there are high levels of trust – in each other and our institutions.  Markets cannot operate without trust.  Wall Street is learning this as I discussed in Electronic Bulls, Bears & Pigs.  Confidence among retail investors has dropped since …

CSRwire: Challenging Traditional Finance: Mapping The Transition To Sustainability

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

Challenging Traditional Finance: Mapping The Transition To Sustainability A whole-system global transition is underway and accelerating as human activities encounter planetary boundaries. Globalization of our technologies of transportation and communication are unleashing disruptive business models while changing demographics and new political forces are now clashing with incumbent industries and elites. …

Rolling Jubilee has abolished over a million dollars of medical debt!

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

  Like Tweet Forward   Strike Debt has just abolished medical debt for a thousand people! Over 1,000 people are receiving notice that their debt is HISTORY Mar 16 – 23 is a Week of Action to Declare a Healthcare Emergency: It’s a Matter of #LifeOrDebt Spread the word! Action: Call …

Bond news: IRS provokes roaring laughter w. Destiny Green Bond ruling

kristy Reforming Global Finance

You have to hand it to the US IRS (Internal Revenue Service) – they seem to have a sense of humour. In 2004, the US Congress created tax-credits for Green Bonds for large construction projects that would serve as demonstrations of alternative energy technologies. In 2007 Destiny USA issued $228m …

Discussing the Assemblies and Consensus of #OccupyWallStreet (2): Consensus is not Self-Management

kristy Global Citizen, Wealth of Networks

Discussing the Assemblies and Consensus of #OccupyWallStreet (2): Consensus is not Self-Management Excerpted from Michael Albert: “In Greece and Spain, a single message predominated. It had nothing to do with analyses of capitalism or other analytic focuses. Instead, Greek and Spanish activists reported that they had massive assemblies in widespread …

How to Make Monetary Reform Happen!

kristy Reforming Global Finance

Dear Friends of the American Monetary Institute, Across the country, thousands of Americans continue to demonstrate to take back the power of government from the corrupt financiers, and to really give them the justice they so richly deserve! Last week, we opened our whistle-stop tour with the occupiers in Chicago. …