Buy factories that are closing and hand them to the workers

It’s already happening, workers are buying closing factories, so there are models to replicate.  See New Era Windows for one ...
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    Build Debtor Prisons!

    Satirical campaign to build debtors prisons again (by the way, these functionally still exist) to highlight bullshit debtors laws ...
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      Drag dirty fossil fuel CEOs trying to stay hidden into the sunlight

      Why don’t we know the names of the oil company CEO’s?  Let’s start a campaign to make oil company leadership ...
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        Millionaire Bake Sales

        Modeled on right wing campus diversity bake sales, but in which millionaires pay no taxes and everyone else pays extra, students with ...
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          The God Parents Project

          Let’s shift the paradigm and encourage people to choose god-parenthood or secondary parenthood instead of becoming parents.  The ...
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            Get low-interest loans and check cashing at the Post Office!

            Fight usury by making the post office a provider of low-interest loans and check cashing.  Make use of this vital institution to put ...
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              Create a corruption index for rating elected officials

              Combine information from existing voter guides and lists concerning ethics and democracy reform, e.g. common cause, CREW, etc., in ...
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                VETO meme

                Let’s help Obama stand strong for progressive values! Create a VETO meme to carry him through his final years as president. ...
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                  Buy Vacant Buildings Cooperatively

                  A group of neighbors in Minneapolis started the Northeast Investment Cooperative to pool money to buy vacant buildings and rent them to ...
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                    Turn Deserts into Power Plants

                    Build wind and solar -power plants in sun-rich deserts and hook them into electrical grids to power regions that are sun-challenged.  ...
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                      Recycle E-waste Safely

                      Our old iPads and iPhones and other devices contribute to a growing world-wide tonage of e-waste, much of which is toxic and shipped to ...
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                        Play Games, Help Science!

                        Predicting how proteins are folded is key to creating the drugs to fight most diseases.  Foldit is an online computer game in which ...
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                          Wealth Addicts Anonymous

                          A New York Times op-ed by former Wall Street trader Sam Polk proposes an AA for Wealth Addiction. ...
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                            No More Unpaid Internships

                            There are roughly 2 million interns in the US and about half of them are unpaid. A new Fair Pay Campaign has won a bunch of high ...
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                              Reverse Canvassing

                              Knock every door in transient communities (students, low-income, renters) to register and ID EVERY RESIDENT, not just known voters ...
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                                No Donuts – campaign for healthy campaign food

                                Let’s get the junk food out of our campaigns! We’re smart. We can do it….We’re working hard, we’re ...
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                                  Reinstore Usury Laws

                                  Multi-year campaign to allow for caps on interest rates, combination national and state “chipping away” approach. Submitted ...
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                                    Fair wages for people with disabilities

                                    People with disabilities can legally be paid far less than minimum wage – even less than $1 per hour. “The conversation on ...
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                                      Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Network

                                      Create a network of people who organize local MLK day school programs, rallies, etc. – there must be thousands of them! But no ...
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                                        Make Medicare and Medicaid a buy-in option on Health exchanges

                                        Pretty straight-forward: Make Medicare and Medicaid a buy-in option on the health care exchanges – to correspond with levels in ...
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                                          Wiki Movement

                                          A simple Wikipedia-like platform that maps and documents the movement ecosystem online – by state, issue, etc. and allows us to ...
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                                            Dream Big Together + Story of the Future

                                            2020. 2042. 2050. Lots of people and groups are starting to create future visions, scenarios, strategies. Is it possible we could ...
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                                              Movement Moment Fire Department

                                              The next Sandy. The next Wisconsin. The next BP. The next Occupy. The next Moral Mondays. There should be a team of people and groups ...
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                                                Whisteblowers Foundation

                                                A rich whistleblower should create a fund to reward broke whistleblowers and support them through the challenges of whistle-blowing. ...
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                                                  Obama’s Legacy Project: Executive Orders!

                                                  What are all the things Obama and agencies can do with the executive branch? And what are all the bad things they should NOT do? A ...
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                                                    Organizational Recycling Center

                                                    When orgs die, there should be a place to transition the best pieces (assets, intellectual property, models, lists, donors, ...
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                                                      Crowd-source Corporations’ Reviews and Awards

                                                      Crowd-source reviews of and rewards to corporations for ethical actions.  Like YELP for corporate malfeasance and good behavior. ...
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                                                        #Stop the Scams (Campaign to Save the Consumer Watchdog Agency)

                                                        Campaign to Save CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)     Submitted by: Billy Wimsatt Status: Updated: 1-28-15 ...
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                                                          Applied Scholars Network

                                                          National network of scholars (profs, grad students, undergrads) who do research to support community organizations and social ...
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                                                            EPA: No lead in small plane fuel

                                                            Small planes are #1 cause of airborne lead – totally fixable. The EPA must ban lead from small planes – just like in large ...
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                                                              Crowdsource Reward for a TPP Leak on WikiLeaks

                                                              Just Foreign Policy proposed a crowd-sourced reward and raised pledges to encourage people to leak documents to WikiLeaks on the secret ...
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                                                                Transparency Notices: “This Decision was made by X Level of Government”

                                                                We often forget at which level of government decisions are made which affect our lives. Imagine getting a notice about changes in SNAP ...
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