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Sip Lattés and Fix Busted Stuff at the Repair Café By Katherine Sharpe 05.31.12 Good as new: community members with broken stuff mingle with volunteers at a Fixers Collective meeting in New York City. Photo: Vincent Lai/Fixers Collective It says … finish reading The Repair Cafe & the Fixer Movement
Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by Adbusters Decolonize the Consumerist Wasteland: Re-imagining a World Beyond Capitalism and Communism by Arundhati Roy Here in India, even in the midst of all the violence and greed, there is still hope. If … finish reading Walking with the Adivasi
Published on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by Shareable The Rise of the Sharing Communities by Cat Johnson Creative Commons photo by Lobkovs As the sharing economy picks up momentum, its reach has become global. In cities and towns around the … finish reading Sharing is Caring, Wearing, Pairing…
ALL THAT GLITTERS ISN’T GOLD: A story of exploitation and resistance 2008 (10 minute trailer) “All That Glitters” tells the stories of community members residing near Goldcorp’s open-pit, cyanide leaching gold mine in Honduras’ Siria Valley. Villagers discuss the grave … finish reading The Gold Standard Poisons Life
Some statements about Curitiba from Michael O’Hare at CitiesForPeople.net: Curitiba has the highest recycling rate in the World – 70%. Curitiba has bus system that is so good that car traffic decreased by 30% while the population trebled in a … finish reading Curitiba: the Ultimate City for People
City finances have long been under pressure, but the Great Recession and steady attacks on federal and state spending have compounded local financial difficulties. The National League of Cities’ annual research brief, City Fiscal Conditions, documents rapid deterioration. Reported revenue … finish reading Take Back the City!