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Deregulation Nation Deregulation Nation
Video: Why is the Occupy movement focused on bank deregulation?
The Koch Brothers Exposed The Koch Brothers Exposed
by Oliver Lazenby
Film Review: How far do the tentacles of the Kochtopus reach? Follow the money with this collection of 13 short films.
YES! Music Picks: Spring 2012 YES! Music Picks: Spring 2012
Musical inspiration while putting together the Spring 2012 issue.
Save the Shoes! A Life Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter Save the Shoes! A Life Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter
Volunteer Firefighter Mark Bezos reminds us that heroism starts with everyday acts of kindness.
How to Reverse the Corporate Coup d’Etat How to Reverse the Corporate Coup d’Etat
Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig discuss the Occupy movement, Citizens United, and our best options for real reform.
Occupy the Dream: MLK’s Legacy in the Age of Occupy Occupy the Dream: MLK’s Legacy in the Age of Occupy
What would Martin Luther King, Jr. have made of the worldwide social movements of 2011?
After the Quake: Haiti's Slow Road to Healing After the Quake: Haiti's Slow Road to Healing
by Rachel Harmon
Photo Essay: Two years later, poverty, corruption, and health crises persist. But so does hope.
Why Own When You Can Share? Why Own When You Can Share?
Welcome to the new age of collaborative consumption.
The Scientization of Politics The Scientization of Politics
How did climate science get so politicized—and what can we do about it? Climatologist Michael Mann responds in this TEDx talk.
I Will Be A Hummingbird I Will Be A Hummingbird
Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai tells the beautiful tale of a hummingbird determined to save its home from a destructive forest fire. She reminds us that insurmountable odds shouldn't prevent us from trying our best.
Grace Lee Boggs’ Message to the Occupiers Grace Lee Boggs’ Message to the Occupiers
A lifelong activist shares her thoughts on revolution.
The Majestic Plastic Bag: A Mockumentary The Majestic Plastic Bag: A Mockumentary
The epic journey of a plastic bag from its release into the wild to ultimate destination in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Occupy’s Next Stop: Foreclosed Homes Occupy’s Next Stop: Foreclosed Homes
Occupy Wall Street protesters are now taking on foreclosure directly, helping families stay in homes or move into vacant ones.
Occupy Economics: Because We’re Teaching It Wrong Occupy Economics: Because We’re Teaching It Wrong
Does Occupy Wall Street highlight the failures of traditional Econ 101? These economists think so.
Words That Inspire: We are the 1% Words That Inspire: We are the 1%
Some members of the 1% have shared messages of solidarity with the 99%. What goes into a sign that makes a lasting impression? Explore an activity to help your students understand—and create their own—powerful signs.
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