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Why the #DefundDAPL movement is about more than divesting from Wall Street

Why the #DefundDAPL movement is about more than divesting from Wall Street

By Chris Tittle, Director of Organizational Resilience // At a recent Oakland City Council meeting, Wilson Riles, a community leader and former City Councilmember, reminded us why Wall Street is so-called: it actually had a wall built around it in the 17th century to keep out Native tribes displaced by... Continue Reading

Make Soil, Make Laws: How the California Community Compost Coalition is shaping compost policy

Make Soil, Make Laws: How the California Community Compost Coalition is shaping compost policy

By Sue Bennett, Sustainable Economies Law Center staff member // Last year, the Sustainable Economies Law Center brought together a group of five community composters from around California in a monthly phone call, creating a small, but powerful, California Community Compost Coalition. These amazing individuals are transforming the ways their... Continue Reading

California Community Land Trust Network Advocates for Permanently Affordable Housing

California Community Land Trust Network Advocates for Permanently Affordable Housing

By Christina Oatfield, Policy Director // We believe that community land trusts (CLTs) are an underrated yet critical solution to the housing crisis, not only in the Bay Area but pretty much everywhere. They need more attention, funding, and other forms of support, such as government policies and programs to... Continue Reading

Harnessing People Power at the State Capitol: An Update on the Workers Compensation Policy Campaign

Harnessing People Power at the State Capitol: An Update on the Workers Compensation Policy Campaign

By Charlotte Tsui, Staff Attorney // A Call to Action Late last year, in response to AB 2883 and its adverse consequences on worker cooperatives, Sustainable Economies Law Center put out a call to our cooperative network in California to convene a working group whose primary objective would be to... Continue Reading

Racial Justice in the Farm Economy Needs Community Capital

Racial Justice in the Farm Economy Needs Community Capital

By Neil Thapar, Food and Farmland Attorney // Photo Credit: Piro Patton How can we secure food justice in the United States when 98% of all farmland is owned by White people? When Black farmers own less than 3 million acres of rural land today, compared to over 15 million... Continue Reading

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