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A new era of public power: A vision for New York Power Authority in pursuit of climate justice

As both the owners and customers of the NYPA, New Yorkers have the opportunity to demand, build, and benefit from a more democratic and equitable energy system as the state aims to be greenhouse-gas-emission-free by 2040. read more
Electric infrastructure

Biden’s infrastructure plans are a good start—but we must ensure democratic control

One of the major punchlines during the Trump era in Washington, D.C. was the ever-occurring ​“infrastructure week”: that ill-fated read more
All health is public health

All health is public health: Busting the myths of choice and commodity

For decades, we have been sold a myth of private health. It is a myth that our health is largely a product of individual choices and personal responsibilities. It is a myth that our healthcare is a service that private corporations can provide, and for which we must pay to survive. read more
Water faucet

Biden could help prevent water crises like the one in Jackson—if he stands up to corporations

Jackson is not alone in suffering the ill-effects of corporate involvement in the provision of water. read more
Phil Thompson speaking to a group of people

J. Phillip Thompson on community wealth building, racial equity, and democracy

In this special episode, CLES shares J. Phillip Thompson’s keynote address from its Community Wealth Building Summit in November 2020. read more

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Los elementos de una economía democrática

Los elementos de una economía democrática

Las políticas y prácticas tradicionales evidentemente nos están fallando frente a las tendencias decadentes de largo plazo en cuanto a la desigualdad de ingresos, la concentración de la riqueza, la desinversión y desplazamiento de las comunidades, la pobreza persistente con carácter racial y geog read more
Multi-stakeholder cooperative

Multi-stakeholder cooperative

Multi-stakeholder cooperatives include two or more membership groups and can use their flexible governance structures to provide an institutionalized means for those groups to communicate their needs. read more
Election celebration outside White House, November 7, 2020

After Trump, before Biden: What’s next for the American left?

Trumpism—whether or not it morphs into a new form, with a new leadership or strategy—is something we still don’t understand properly. The outcome of this election shows we have a lot more work to do to ensure the Trumpers don’t have a continuing path forward. read more