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Jónsdóttir, Taibbi to Speak at Public Banking Conference

Icelandic MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir and Rolling Stone financial author Matt Taibbi will both be speaking at the second annual Public Banking Conference, “PBA2013: Funding the New Economy,” taking place in San Rafael, California on June 2-4, 2013. Jónsdóttir, a member of Althing (the Icelandic Parliament) since 2009, is well-known as an activist and spokesperson for organizations ranging from Wikileaks


For A New Divestment Movement

Why public entities should not put money into private banks Inspired by the anti-apartheid divestment movement of the 1980s, climate change activist groups spearheaded by 350.org are agitating for colleges, universities, and municipalities to refrain from investing in fossil fuel companies and develop new pension and other portfolios that keep public cash pools from financing