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TIME BANKS: BUILDING COMMUNITY BY VALUING MORE HUMAN CONTRIBUTIONS – First Things First Series – 8


Posted on February 3, 2014by nowmanrightnow First Come First Series By Dan Nowman Niswander © 2014 by Daniel Niswander “Time banking is…rooted and based outside the commercial economy where money changes hands and it’s really in the economy of family and neighborhood, community, kinfolk, civil society.” “Helping professionals are trained to say how can I help you, […]

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Sustainability- First Things First Series- 6


© 2013 by Dan Nowman Niswander “We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this […]

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99% Spring inspired by the Occupy Movement


Are our social, economic and political crises unsurmountable?  Bill Moyers talks with young but very experienced organizers George Goehl, Ai-jen Poo, and Sarita Gupta and finds out what we can do and how we can bring about change and get involved. I was impressed by the well designed interview style and by the insights  the movement organisers […]

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Swarms, multitude, and activism: weaving the transatlantic conversation with OWS


This post is about an event that will happen tomorrow, a continent away, the other side of the Atlantic. Few of you reading it will have a chance to read it in time to decide to go there and be part of it. Yet, I’m writing about it because its portent goes way beyond the […]

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The Future of Work for the 99%?


“Yes Magazine” shared this wonderful look at worker-owned cooperatives… 7 minutes of video inspiration, from Cleveland, Ohio Evergreen Cooperatives to the mountains of Spain and Mondragon… towards a new world of working for ourselves and the greater good. video: Shift Change – Putting Democracy to Work p.s. 2012 is the International Year of the Cooperative!

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The Future of Occupy: From Occupying People’s Park to Changing the System


This piece is from Jackie Smith and Bob Glidden (Occupy Pittsburgh Outreach Working Group) The closing of Occupy camps around the country has generated some important soul-searching and strategizing by activists, and in Pittsburgh feelings are divided. On the one hand, many of the camp residents are deeply saddened by the loss of their home […]

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