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Faced with the rising rents of commercial properties in cities, one New York organization is modeling a way for people to invest in permanently affordable, commercial real estate. The New York City Real Estate Investment Cooperative (REIC) leverages patient crowdfunding—small investments by a large number of people over time—to turn vacant municipal properties into sustainable community resources.

Created in February, REIC aims to leverage the investments and political power of its members to secure real estate that supports "cultural organizations, cooperative businesses, and sustainable neighborhoods." The organization does so through its civic crowdfunding platform.

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Who Does Our Economy Serve?

By The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program | Op-Ed

Bullet Songs From Gaza

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 00:00 By Shrouq Hamed El-Aila, We Are Not Numbers | Video

Once Ghada Shoman, 20, and her brother Mohammed, 16, began playing music, their songs flew through the sky as if seeking the peace missing from their lives. But lately their music has become so much more.

"Now my voice and my brother's guitar are our 'weapons,'" Ghada says, staring out to what lies beyond the horizon. "During the last offensive on Gaza (in the summer of 2014), the resistance was inspired by national songs of bravery and a vision of future freedom. And now, so are we."

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Faced with the rising rents of commercial properties in cities, one New York organization is modeling a way for people to invest in permanently affordable, commercial real estate. The New York City Real Estate Investment Cooperative (REIC) leverages patient crowdfunding—small investments by a large number of people over time—to turn vacant municipal properties into sustainable community resources.

Created in February, REIC aims to leverage the investments and political power of its members to secure real estate that supports "cultural organizations, cooperative businesses, and sustainable neighborhoods." The organization does so through its civic crowdfunding platform.

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  • Author 49380
  • Label Video
  • Related Content 8846,31547
  • Disclaimer This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.
  • FB description One New York organization is modeling a way for people to invest in permanently affordable, commercial real estate.

Who Does Our Economy Serve?

By The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program | Op-Ed

Bullet Songs From Gaza

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 00:00 By Shrouq Hamed El-Aila, We Are Not Numbers | Video

Once Ghada Shoman, 20, and her brother Mohammed, 16, began playing music, their songs flew through the sky as if seeking the peace missing from their lives. But lately their music has become so much more.

"Now my voice and my brother's guitar are our 'weapons,'" Ghada says, staring out to what lies beyond the horizon. "During the last offensive on Gaza (in the summer of 2014), the resistance was inspired by national songs of bravery and a vision of future freedom. And now, so are we."

Additional Info

  • Author 51098
  • Label Video
  • Related Content 28440,29336,32060
  • Disclaimer This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.
  • FB description Ghada and Mohammed are teenage freedom fighters who resist by inspiring and waking the minds of their listeners.