While the Occupy Wall St. movement represents a new expression of outrage at injustices which have been around for a long time, it also represents a movement with a name addressing one of the major perpetrators of a destructive ideology. A number of actions are coming up, and have been accomplished, which mostly reflect activity by activists who have been engaged in promoting justice before the Occupy Wall St. movement was articulated. Take a look, let me know what you think, and if you understand what we´re all about, I hope we´ll continue to be in touch. If you don´t sympathize, I wish you well anyway, and invoke Gandhi, Jesus, the Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa, and other spiritual leaders for your spiritual reflection.
Dear NCBA members and friends,
Today, I'm writing to ask your support for legislation that will provide resources to spur the expansion and formation of cooperatives in both urban and rural areas. Representatives Chaka Fattah (D-PA) and three co-sponsors have introduced legislation in the US House of Representatives that has the potential to spur economic development and job creation through cooperative development.
The National Cooperative Development Act would establish a National Cooperative Development Center to provide capital, training and other resources to foster cooperative development. Addressing economic development though cooperative development will advance the economic stability of local areas; increase the circulation of capital locally; and develop, attract and anchor new productive capital in urban and rural underserved communities.
We need your support!
We want more co-sponsors! Please ask your Representative to demonstrate their commitment to strengthening communities and creating jobs by becoming a co-sponsor of this bill.
In your letter, tell your Representative about your co-op, make it personal to you and their district. Use the talking points available at www.campaign.coop/node/24 to highlight the impact co-ops can have in their district. Tell them how the National Cooperative Development Act would help their district.
ANNOUNCING THE LEFT FORUM 2012 OPENING PLENARY!
CREDO Action from Working Assets
We are wrapping up and incredibly busy and productive year. I’ve been doing a quantitative analysis of our work and I have some numbers for you:
- Choir performances: 63
- Live Sermons by Reverend Billy: 147
- Essays by Reverend Billy: 93
- Books published by Rev & Savitri: 1
- Baptisms: 9
- Podcasts: 36
- Radio interviews: 101
- New songs: 11....
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3) Dear Mark,
With gratitude, the 6th Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy held the best conference we’ve had to date. With over 200 participants, we far exceeded our previous attendance record, offered bilingual interpretation and childcare for the first time, and drew from a greater number of cooperatives and organizations than ever before. You can read all of our media coverage and a conference summary here.
Most importantly, we engaged folks on a national level who see themselves as part of a movement to transform the economy: an economy of democracy and cooperation.
Collaboration and movement-building has brought us to the place we are today. The Occupy Wall St movement has allowed us to engage hundreds, even thousands of people about workplace democracy - people who are eager to learn about the democratic alternatives that exist to the mainstream corporate hierarchy.
The Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy
| 5) Dear Mark,|
Phew, talk about a fast-paced year!
Together, we persuaded the President to loosen the restrictions on travel to Cuba and to defend Cuban family travel from rollback. We held up the passage of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement until the Colombian government promised to protect human and labor rights and now we’re getting Congress to hold them to their word. We partnered with Mexican and U.S. human rights groups to get tens of thousands of people involved in a bi-national campaign to stop the bloodshed in Mexico. And we’re just getting started!
Latin America Working Group