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Ellen Brown’s latest article addresses how to fund the local food co-ops we need now, as global food systems come under increasing strain

Achieving Self-Funding Local Sovereignty as Global Food Systems Collapse “The solution to the current food crisis is small and local, including growing food locally. But how to fund local food co-ops without pricey loans from big banks? … “This article is a sequel to one discussing home gardens and community food co-ops as local counter-measures …

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From the Ground Up report

New report highlights public banks as a key strategy behind community-driven development

A new report published by Partners for Dignity & Rights titled From the Ground Up: Community Centered Policies to Scale Equitable Development calls for a shift from the current model of speculative capital development toward community-driven development. Their roadmap to achieve this goal centers on three main strategies, one of which is public banks. “A public bank that …

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Los Angeles issues Request for Proposals (RFP) for “Analyzing the Feasibility of Forming and Operating a Public Bank”

In another step forward, the City of Los Angeles posted a Request for Proposal (FRP) last week, June 13, seeking public banking experts to help compile the reports needed to form a municipal public bank. Proposal deadline is Sept 9, 2022 at 5:00pm PT. Here is the Regional Alliance Marketplace for Procurement (RAMP) ID 202431. The City …

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Ottawa public banking conference

Upcoming conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in October — Public Banks in Canada: Building a Progressive Future 2022

Municipal Services Project is organizing an in-person one-day conference to be held at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada on Friday, October 14, 2022. Public banks are experiencing a resurgence of interest around the world. The purpose of this conference is to stimulate critical debate about the future of public banks in Canada, with a focus …

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NIB event replay

Video spotlight: NIB Town Hall with Ellen Brown, Dr. Nomi Prins, and Dr. Robert Hockett: “Stop Runaway Inflation and Recession, Make America Produce Again!”

The Coalition for the National Infrastructure Bank hosted an emergency Town Hall last Thursday, June 16 with PBI Chair Ellen Brown;  Dr. Nomi Prins, Ph.D., renowned author, journalist, and speaker; and Cornell University Professor of Law and Finance Dr. Robert Hockett. Watch the video of their dynamic exchange. Against the backdrop of skyrocketing inflation and …

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PBI Tool Kit blog

Updated: PBI’s new tool kit can help advocates communicate the basics of public banking with local groups

Now available: companion “how to” guides for those new to giving presentations or tabling events. As the benefits of public banking become more widely known, more potential allies are seeking answers. We’ve created several useful new tools that can help you quickly communicate key concepts. If you are new to making presentations or tabling events, or would like …

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NIB event

THURSDAY: NIB Town Hall with Ellen Brown, Dr. Nomi Prins, and Dr. Robert Hockett: “Stop Runaway Inflation and Recession, Make America Produce Again!” | Thursday, June 16, 8pm ET, 5pm PT

The Coalition for the National Infrastructure Bank hosts an emergency Town Hall this Thursday, June 16, via Zoom at 8pm ET / 5pm PT with PBI Chair Ellen Brown;  Dr. Nomi Prins, PhD, renowned author, journalist, and speaker; and Cornell University Professor of Law and Finance Dr. Robert Hockett. Against the backdrop of skyrocketing inflation and looming economic recession, …

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Philadelphia Public Financial Authority is accepting applications for its founding Board of Directors. Applications due by June 14.

The Philadelphia Public Financial Authority (PPFA) is seeking applicants for its founding Board of Directors. The application can be found here and is due by June 14, 2022. Board applicants do not need to be residents of Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia City Council will receive these applications, screen candidates, and present recommendations to the Mayor. The Mayor is expected to …

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Ellen Brown’s latest article examines a simple local solution to the impending food crisis

The Food Shortage Solution in Your Own Backyard — ScheerPost “While the global food systems we depend on come under increasing strain, there’s a solution to the growing crisis that most Americans can find in their own backyards–or front lawns.” Russian families have shown the way. Ellen quotes Dr. Leon Sharashkin, a Russian translator and editor with …

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News Roundup – June 11, 2022

Public Banking Municipal Money After Crypto: Austin Edition | Maxximilian Seijo, Scott Ferguson, William Saas, MR Online Banking for the Public Good Case Study Report | Demos, New Economy Project, Public Bank NYC Social Housing Report Outlines Path to Affordable Housing for All | Steve Dubb, Nonprofit Quarterly The First City To Launch Its Own Bank – podcast | Lucas Grindley, Oscar Perry …

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