Why Utility Execs Hate Distributed Solar

Date: 21 Feb 2024 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this 30 minute presentation to the Just Solar Coalition, Timothy Den-Herder Thomas and John Farrell explain the benefits of distributed solar, why utility companies try to stifle it, and how this conflict has reared its ugly head in Minnesota.… Read More

Self-Determination Can Save the Energy System

Date: 24 Jan 2024 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this 15 minute presentation for The Solutions Summit 2023, John Farrell makes the case for self-determination over the energy system. Instead of tolerating costly energy monopolies, states and cities can empower communities and harness the benefits of local ownership.… Read More

Is Amazon a Monopoly? Documentary Newly Released in the U.S.

Date: 8 Jan 2024 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Watch the newly released English-language version of a powerful documentary about Amazon’s outsized power, both in the U.S. and abroad. The film, which first aired on German public television, features Stacy Mitchell explaining to viewers how Amazon operates its monopoly machine.… Read More

On More Perfect Union: How Amazon Broke Online Shopping

Date: 15 Nov 2023 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This video from More Perfect Union tells the story of why Amazon has become a chaotic jumble of junk ads and questionable products, how that’s connected to the company’s abuse of independent businesses, and why Amazon now faces a major antitrust case. If you’re looking for help explaining the FTC’s lawsuit to your friends, look no further. … Read More

ILSR Press Event: Sellers and Small Businesses Applaud FTC’s Amazon Lawsuit

Date: 26 Sep 2023 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Third-party sellers and small business leaders joined the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s virtual press briefing to applaud the FTC’s antitrust lawsuit against Amazon, hailing the action as a critical step to ending Amazon’s abuses and opening the online market to competition.… Read More

New Video: Coalition of Community Broadband Advocates Prevail in Louisiana

Date: 27 Jun 2023 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In July of 2022, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and several state lawmakers visited Lake Providence in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana to announce the community had secured a $4 million grant to build a fiber-to-the-home network in one of the most poorly connected parts of the state.… Read More

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