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Rebel Cities are desirable as a form of disobedience that defy states, legal frameworks, supranations or markets.

Group of Five, Group of 10, G-5, G-10, global governance, World Bank, IMF, Group of 20, G-20

An overlapping and highly integrated network of institutions, committees and secret meetings of ad-hoc groups collectively make up the most powerful and informal political structure in the world.

Gayle McLaughlin, Richmond Progressive Alliance, Jill Stein, eminent domain, fracking ban, illegal foreclosures, Black Lives Matter

We will have to dismantle the corporate state, piece by piece, from the ground up – no leader or politician is going to do it for us.

Roosevelt Institute, Joseph Stiglitz, growing inequality, wealth inequality, income inequality, income gap, Great Recession, New Deal, FDR

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has led a report called "Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy," which seeks to simultaneously reform the financial sector and wrest power from the 1% while redistributing wealth to workers.

refugee crisis, Refugees Welcome, E.U. migrant crisis, Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network

Glasgow Council became the first local council in the U.K. to offer guaranteed support and accommodation to refugees surging into Europe from Syria, Afghanistan and other war-torn countries.

How will the state pay for these new tax cuts that primarily benefit the rich? By raising taxes on the poor, of course.

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The idea for an international bank had already been explored to some extent by people like the economist John Maynard Keynes. But the idea for the bank truly took off during the Young Conference in 1929, when the Allies were attempting to exact Germany’s reparations debts for WWI.

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Only roughly half of the 50 states have worker co-op statutes on the books.

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Acronym TV, Whole Foods, prison labor, Colorado Correctional Industries, for-profit prisons

The health food giant partners with Colorado Correctional Industries, which boasted in its 2014 annual report that the company's “success is completely dependent on the business savvy of our staff and the dedication of our inmate workforce.”

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Detroit foreclosures, Wayne County Tax Foreclosure Auction, tax foreclosure auctions, online auction, foreclosed homes

The largest known municipal foreclosure sale to date, the Detroit home sell-off could be a modern take on Manifest Destiny – luring would-be frontiersmen and speculators from across the world to try their hand at “buying Detroit.”

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The Port of Los Angeles. (Green Fire Productions / Flickr)

After years of tenacious effort, workers throughout the nation's largest port – spread across parts of both Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA – may soon share one important tool their predecessors once had: a union.

How will the state pay for these new tax cuts that primarily benefit the rich? By raising taxes on the poor, of course.

bank bailouts, Wall Street crimes, Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Great Recession, illegal foreclosures, banking crimes

The former Fed chair says that, in addition to banks and corporations paying billions in fines for their illegal activities that triggered the economic meltdown and Great Recession, individuals should have also been held accountable.

How can we pretend to be mystified about gun violence within our borders when violence as a concept and as actual hardware is the #1 U.S. export?

Manchester Foodbank offers warmth, a listening ear – and most importantly, it has handed out more than 2,700 food parcels this year to people who have found themselves hungry in an era of Conservative government cuts.

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