Retake has been researching models for radical change that are applicable to Santa Fe. Jackson, MS has been developing a radical, cooperative and intensively participatory model for community revitalization and they are not alone as other cities across the country are experimenting with other models, deploying other strategies. This issue begins an exploration of how…
We’ll examine the City Finance Committee to ignore community concerns and make a unanimous decision to approve four more years of City deposits in Wells Fargo, the bank that shams customers and invests in DAPL. Action may be needed. And a review of last week.
The South and rural America have long been strongholds of GOP support, but neoliberal policies are not just harming urban America, indeed, the South and rural America may be even more impacted. A bold message from the Democrats could lead to sweeping electoral shifts. If the Party is willing to abandon agribusiness, Wall St. and…
The left is on the rise with important local wins throughout the country, wins not achieved by placating moderates but by reaching out with bold progressive campaigns that engaged the newly energized left wing.
A call to action for all Retake supporters. The new Poor People’s Campaign revives the vision and strategies of MLK, Jr. and links them to 21st century challenges and opportunities. And there are roles for you. Read on. Join us.
By the UN’s highly objective analysis, the US is in steep decline in relation to our people’s hopes, aspirations and experience of daily life. This report affirms recent posts and identifies why we are increasingly unhappy and points to how to reverse that trend.
If a house is on fire, fire engines do not stop for red lights, they blast their sirens & disregard the rules. Ditto ambulances. Well, our house is on fire and people are dying and we are the ambulance drivers. Petitions aren’t working and neither are votes. Time to run some red lights.
The church holds 500, but last night 600-700 packed every inch, with scores standing in the parking lot. What happened was transformational, and the Rev. Barber’s plan is bold, specific, compelling, and timely. Let’s call it what it is: we have been subject to class warfare for 40 years and some would say 250. It…
Retake has been criticizing the Democratic Party for accepting donations from the corporate sector and for advancing neoliberal policies that benefit their corporate and 1% donors. But neoliberalism is a bi-partisan affair and this post takes aim on Trump’s Tax Reform plan.
This post examines the correlation between the economic conditions of the average American, the growing concentration of wealth among the 1/10th of 1% and the both major political parties’ embrace of neoliberal policies.