The Economics of Happiness -- new version

Local Futures is now offering a free, shortened version of its award-winning documentary film The Economics of Happiness. This 19-minute abridged version brings us voices of hope of in a time of crisis. www.localfutures.org.

In memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - it's time to ban nuclear weapons
A message from ICAN on August 6, 2016:

At 8:15 on August 6, 1945 the city of Hiroshima was destroyed with an atomic bomb. In a few minutes thousands of people lost their lives in the attack. Three days later the city of Nagasaki met the same fate.

ICAN has produced this video in memory of the victims of these nuclear attacks on two cities. In the coming months, governments will decide if negotiations of a treaty banning nuclear weapons should start or not. ICAN believes that the majority of the states in the world are ready to support a resolution at the UN General Assembly to start negotiations of a new treaty banning nuclear weapons.




What's New?

March 18, 2017

Corporate America First, and why we need "a resurgent feminist movement"

"...the outpouring around the January 21st protest showed that there is actually quite vast support for a resurgent feminist movement. Part of our objective is to argue for a certain kind of radical politics within that and not for a political agenda that is quite limited and has these kind of narrow goals about the social mobility of women within corporate America as a sole objective. --Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

The basics of the Trump national budget make it clear: corporate-military interests win, the majority of the population -- as well as the planet -- loses. The March 2017 online issue of The Progressive magazine offers two useful stories on the budget and womens' radical response:

Putting Trump’s Budget In Perspective
by , March 17, 2017

"To understand the magnitude of Donald Trump’s distorted priorities, we compared Pentagon spending, which Trump wants to increase, with the domestic programs he wants to cut. To help pay for more defense spending, Trump’s budget proposal imposes massive cuts to domestic programs—from foreign aid to research on climate change to safeguards for clean air and water to meals on wheels for the elderly and after-school programs for kids."...

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and  Feminism for the 99 Percent
by , March 1, 2017

Hear an 18 minute interview from the series by Sarah Jaffe called Interviews for Resistance, and read the transcription: Sarah Jaffe talks with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, and Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. Taylor was one of the original people calling for a women’s strike on March 8th. more


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