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Bitcoin and similar blockchain-based currencies require huge amounts of power, predominantly generated from fossil fuels Read the full story here. The incoming mayor of New York City thinks cryptocurrency and blockchain technology are the future. Eric Adams has advocated to


It’s time to imagine a world without Facebook

Christianna Silva

Nov 2021

People are considering logging off for good. Should they? Read the full story here. In early October, Facebook shut down for six hours. No one in the world could access the site, or any of the sites they owned,

Ms. Magazine

We Need More Women in Leadership at the Fed: Personnel Is Policy

Vasudha Desikan and Solana Rice

Oct 2021

The white male status quo leadership at the Federal Reserve—the U.S.’s central bank—is clearly not working. It’s time for women to be at the helm of Fed leadership. Read the full story here. Senior officials at the Federal Reserve, our nation’s

Formed by Jack Poulson and other Silicon Valley dissidents, Tech Inquiry uncovers the tech industry’s role in weaponry and surveillance. Read the full story here. Jack Poulson has developed an encyclopedic knowledge of how tech companies are evolving into military

An email blast from environmental justice advocates reportedly disrupted emails between White House officials for two days in August.  Read the full story here. Politico reported on Tuesday that the blast from advocates resulted in more than 5,600 messages that

Grassroots activists disrupted the Biden administration’s communications with a massive email blast in August in a symbol of what some see as a deteriorating relationship. Read the full story here. Members of the environmental justice movement sent an email blast

Teen Vogue

What Is the Federal Reserve and Why Does It Matter?

Vasudha Desikan and Tracey Lewis

Sep 2021

This op-ed argues that the Fed could be turned into an institutional force for economic progress. Read the full story here. Imagine if your city could buy up vacant houses and rent them to community members at a reasonable price.

A team of researchers have published a new report detailing how Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Twitter have profited from the global campaign of violence. Read the full story here. On Thursday, researchers from advocacy and research groups Little Sis,

The city quietly renewed its multi-million dollar contract with ShotSpotter. But a growing body of evidence suggests the technology is ineffective and activists say it leads to deadly over-policing. Read the full story here. On a humid afternoon in late

Grassroots groups are imploring federal officials to make sure local governments get relief to those most in need, rather than banks.  Read the full story here. Dozens of community organizations from across the U.S. want Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to issue rules