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System Change magazine highlights a year of bold ideas

The Democracy Collaborative and the Next System Project has published System Change, a magazine that captures the bold ideas and groundbreaking work of our leaders and scholars in 2019. read more
Democratizing power in rural America through electric co-ops

Democratizing power in rural America through electric co-ops

In this episode, we’re discussing how to further democratize rural electric cooperatives and what that means for the communities that these institutions serve. read more
The Next World podcast discusses school to prison pipeline

Reparations, the Green New Deal, and the school-to-prison pipeline

From our peers at “The Next World: A Podcast About Building Movements,” a talk with Zakiya Sankara-Jabar of the Dignity in Schools Campaign about the criminalization of black children, plus journalist Sarah Lazare on critical questions about the Green New Deal. read more
A US Green Investment Bank for All: Democratized Finance for a Just Transition

A US green investment bank for all: Democratized finance for a just transition

In ways unimaginable just a few years ago, public banking and its potential for catalyzing a transition to a green and just future have been catapulted to the center of political and economic debate. read more
Johanna Bozuwa on The Real News Network

The case for nationalizing the fossil fuel industry

In this two-part interview on The Real News Network, Johanna Bozuwa, co-manager of the Next System Project’s climate and energy program, explains why replacing the investor-owned fossil fuel industry with democratically owned energy utilities is essential to addressing the climate crisis. read more
Tools are hung on a wall of a workshop with different colors overlapping over them.

Election-year debate: “Wish-list economics” or necessary transformation?

The Democracy Collaborative weighs in on “wish-list economics,” making the case that in the face of extreme crises radical solutions are practical solutions. read more
100% Renewable energy now

Jay Inslee’s proposal to shut down the fossil fuel industry

Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Freedom from Fossil Fuels” proposal not only eliminates federal support of fossil fuels but also includes “buying out and decommissioning” fossil fuel assets. That has broad public support. read more
In These Times Getting to Zero cover

In These Times special issue features how a democratic economy can help in “getting to zero”

Taking public control of electric utilities and buying out fossil fuel companies remove major impediments to the green transition. read more
Sunrise Movement "What Side Are You On" protest November 2018

Free-market solutions to climate change aren’t ‘realistic’

The world of “realistic solutions” to climate change revolves around the sun of the free market. The problem is that the energy market is not a free market. read more