What is a Common Security Club? It’s a new way for group leaders and trainers to help people help themselves in these troubled times.
These are challenging times for all of us. The economic meltdown and concerns about the health of the planet have left people isolated, vulnerable and afraid. Common Security Clubs are a way to find connection, information, and avenues to a new kind of security—one based on mutual aid and support. Participants learn about the causes of economic and ecological changes, overcome isolation and strengthen community ties.
Rising commodity prices and extreme weather events threaten global stability.
How do we prepare for economic and ecological change? In response to our insecure times, congregations and communities are forming “Common Security Clubs” to build resilience and strengthen community ties.
How the 2008 financial crash redefined what it means to be economically vulnerable.
With Congress deadlocked over the future of the Bush-era tax cuts, what are the prospects for progressive tax policies? How serious is the deficit issue – and what are progressive proposals to reduce it? What type of tax and revenue system will move us toward a new economy that reduces inequality and is ecologically sustainable?
Halloween took a uniquely creative and progressive twist as people wore their favorite political superhero or villain costume.
Come down to Busboys & Poets to witness experience this action-packed story in THE ADVENTURES OF UNEMPLOYED MAN—a fearless, brilliant, and provocative book that ASTOUNDS with incisive wit and AMAZES with stunning insights into the desperate situation so many heroes find themselves in today
Obama’s broad electoral base represented a promising coalition for progressive change, but the gap between the Obama campaign and the Obama presidency has widened into what appears to be an oncoming rout for his party in the upcoming elections.
President Obama and the Democrats face a rout in the upcoming midterm elections. Columnist Walden Bello explains what’s gone wrong, and how to make it right.
A look at the Job Training Partnership Program that was introduced today by the White House.
The power of street heat, a turning point for Israel and Palestine, and a new Gulf economy.
Obama may be the voice of reason on the immediate need for continued stimulus spending. But if we’re going to get back on a sustainable economic path, we need to take seriously the need for major new revenue sources.
IPS scholar Dedrick Muhammad will speak on the human face of the racial divide and the economic crisis.
Taxing speculation could take us a long way toward reining in Wall Street.
The Senate should be looking for ways to jumpstart the economy — but not at the expense of those who suffered the most from the crisis.