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Brooke Jarvis is web editor of YES! Magazine.


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3 Lessons for Appalachia’s Post-Coal Economy

Brooke Jarvis at Nov 28, 2012 11:50 AM |

Appalachian residents are working to keep local and sustainable sources of wealth central in a post-coal economy.

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Time for Some Good Jobs Guarantees

Brooke Jarvis at Sep 21, 2012 01:00 PM |

Corporations often take big helpings of public funds, saying that they’ll provide jobs in return. But how can communities make sure they deliver?

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A Small Business Boost from ... Regulations?

Brooke Jarvis at Sep 07, 2012 03:55 PM |

Do regulations really hurt small businesses? Or do businesses thrive when local residents can afford their services, and a good quality of life attracts skilled workers?

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ALEC Retreats, Sort Of

Brooke Jarvis at Apr 17, 2012 04:55 PM |

Following activist pressure and corporate defections, ALEC says it’s dropping its Stand Your Ground and voter ID efforts. So what comes next?

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What to Make of the ALEC Exodus

Brooke Jarvis at Apr 13, 2012 01:45 PM |

What the corporate departures mean—and don’t.

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Vermont Votes to Overturn Citizens United

Brooke Jarvis at Mar 08, 2012 05:25 PM |

From town meetings to the state legislature, Vermont is sending a strong message on corporate involvement in politics.

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Occupy Takes On ALEC

Brooke Jarvis at Feb 29, 2012 11:40 PM |

Occupy’s latest target: corporations that write their agendas into state laws.

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Tapping a Pipeline of Grassroots Energy

Brooke Jarvis at Feb 13, 2012 07:15 PM |

The latest attempt to push through the Keystone XL pipeline is meeting some spirited opposition.

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Big News on Bank Transfers

Brooke Jarvis at Feb 03, 2012 01:05 PM |

The Occupy effect? In the last 3 months, Americans switched banks at three times the normal rate.

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The Internet on Strike

Brooke Jarvis at Jan 18, 2012 01:25 PM |

What happened when major sites went on strike to offer a taste of a censored Internet.

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How Cities and States are Sticking It to Citizens United

Brooke Jarvis at Jan 05, 2012 06:10 PM |

From courthouses to statehouses, the pro-corporate ruling is under pressure.

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L.A. and Occupy L.A. Agree: It’s Time to End Corporate Personhood

Brooke Jarvis at Dec 06, 2011 05:55 PM |

What’s the issue that unites the occupiers and the city they’re occupying? Getting corporate money out of politics.

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Protesters Win Pipeline Delay

Brooke Jarvis at Nov 10, 2011 08:55 PM |

How thousands of determined protesters dragged a little-known pipeline into the national spotlight—and convinced the Obama administration to delay its approval.

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The Courage to Stop Pretending: Tim DeChristopher Sentenced

Brooke Jarvis at Jul 26, 2011 05:30 PM |

Can going to jail be a happier choice than turning a blind eye to climate injustice?

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The Cyclists Who Beat an Airplane: A Tale of Carmaggedon

Brooke Jarvis at Jul 18, 2011 06:50 PM |

Los Angeles—perhaps America’s most famously car-choked city—briefly became a modern transportation morality play.

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Mr. Colbert Goes to the FEC

Brooke Jarvis at May 18, 2011 06:05 PM |

The satirist wants to form "a megaphone made of cash"—his own super PAC.

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“This is Not Democracy” — Wisconsin’s Anti-Union Bill Passes

Brooke Jarvis at Mar 10, 2011 04:05 AM |

In a controversial move, Republicans maneuvered the passage of Wisconsin's assault on collective bargaining after three weeks of protests. How'd they do it, and what happens next?

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Citizens United?

Brooke Jarvis at Jan 21, 2011 01:35 PM |

The need to get money out of politics may be the one thing Americans agree on.

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After the Campaign Cash, the Backlash

Brooke Jarvis at Nov 04, 2010 11:45 AM |

The 2010 midterm elections—the first since Citizens United opened the floodgates to corporate campaign cash—were the most expensive in history. So what happens next?

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Appalachia Rising for a New Economy

Brooke Jarvis at Sep 28, 2010 05:45 PM |

Appalachian residents are serious about putting a stop to mountaintop removal coal mining—and building a more sustainable economy to take its place.

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