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BALLE founder Judy Wicks on the origins of Urban Outfitters, the birth of the Localist movement, and the necessity of local ownership

Recently, while in Grand Rapids, I had the occasion to meet Judy Wicks, the founder of the White Dog Cafe in Philadelphia, and the woman who, ten years ago, brought the Business Alliance for Living Local Economies (BALLE) into being. Since the meeting, we’ve been chatting by way of email… Here’s the interview. MARK: Having […]

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Introducing the People’s Budget

As you no doubt know, President Obama and congressional leaders were able to avert a government shutdown by reaching an agreement on the 2011 budget late Friday night. While we don’t yet know all the facts, it looks as though the Republicans were not successful in their attempts to defund public broadcasting, and stop the […]

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Chris Hedges on the death of the liberal class

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges on Thursday’s unreported protest at the White House, his new book, Death of the Liberal Class, and Obama’s Faustian bargain with corporate power. (It’s grim stuff… To be honest, I wish I’d watched 30 Rock reruns instead.) Part-two of the interview can be found here. update: Speaking of Democracy […]

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White Power USA

I should be out, having fun, as I’m home alone tonight, without my wife and daughter, but Democracy Now has a segment on a new documentary about the White Nationalist movement in America, that I can’t seem to pull myself away from. [The documentary, entitled White Power USA, can be seen in its entirety on […]

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