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SSIR: Big Structural Change

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FSG co-founder and managing director Mark Kramer reviews Rebecca Henderson’s Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire, which outlines five ways we can reform capitalism to overcome climate change, inequality, and the collapse of democracy.

(Part 4) Surviving Climate Change: Can Democracy Save Us?

Is Democracy a lost cause when trying to solve the climate crisis?
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This article was originally published on Medium.

Facebook – Another Moral Dilemma

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by Francis G. Coleman, CBIS (recently retired after 32 years)

A Pew Research study revealed that social media is king when it comes to the news. In the US, 72 percent of millennials read the news via their Facebook, Twitter feed, and other social networking sites. Only 21 percent of people aged 50+ do the same. The older generation predominantly consumes news via their television.

James Quilligan: The Commons and the Future of Democracy

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What is the American dollar based on? It was based on the gold standard until 1971 when it transitioned to a floating monetary system. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio believes US currency now rests unofficially on the price of oil. What will a successful Green New Deal will look like if the underlying currency upon which the US economy rests is based on fossil fuels? We speak to James Quilligan, the Managing Director of Economic Democracy Advocates and longtime policy analyst in the international development space.

On World Press Freedom Day: In Defense of the Media

By Marc Berliner
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“Freedom of the press is not just important to democracy, it is democracy.” - Walter Cronkite

May 3 was World Press Freedom Day, first proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in December 1993 to raise awareness of the importance of a free press and to remind governments of their duty to uphold the right to freedom of expression guaranteed by the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Per the UN, World Press Freedom Day is an opportunity to:

Bloomberg Pays It Forward

Through Genesis awards, former NY mayor grants “ideas that would measurably better people’s lives”
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Educating for a Democratic Society

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This article was originally published in the Winter 2015 RSF Quarterly.

by Joan Caldarera, Ed.D.

What kind of education is needed for forming the minds, hearts, and hands of the next generation who will have to cope with and transform the ecological, social, and economic issues of today, issues that transcend political boundaries, cultural constructs, and economic realities?

Molecular Transformations: Change Starts from Little Things

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Molecular Transformation: Change Starts from Little Things
By: Brenda Campos and Sylvia Torres
Chochabamba, Bolivia
June 22-25 2011

On our way to Bolivia: “Do not let them divide us! If we stand together we can get our demand!” insistently expressed a woman trying to organize all of us to ask for a plane. Our American Airlines flight to La Paz was canceled and as the staff at the Miami airport were trying to fly us to Bolivia through different routes the women kept exclaiming, “Let’s ask for an airplane to take all of us, together!”  

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