Brooke Jarvis' Blog
Brooke Jarvis is web editor of YES! Magazine.
Appalachian residents are working to keep local and sustainable sources of wealth central in a post-coal economy.
Corporations often take big helpings of public funds, saying that they’ll provide jobs in return. But how can communities make sure they deliver?
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?
Following activist pressure and corporate defections, ALEC says it’s dropping its Stand Your Ground and voter ID efforts. So what comes next?
What the corporate departures mean—and don’t.
From town meetings to the state legislature, Vermont is sending a strong message on corporate involvement in politics.
Occupy’s latest target: corporations that write their agendas into state laws.
The latest attempt to push through the Keystone XL pipeline is meeting some spirited opposition.
The Occupy effect? In the last 3 months, Americans switched banks at three times the normal rate.
What happened when major sites went on strike to offer a taste of a censored Internet.
From courthouses to statehouses, the pro-corporate ruling is under pressure.
What’s the issue that unites the occupiers and the city they’re occupying? Getting corporate money out of politics.
How thousands of determined protesters dragged a little-known pipeline into the national spotlight—and convinced the Obama administration to delay its approval.
Can going to jail be a happier choice than turning a blind eye to climate injustice?
Los Angeles—perhaps America’s most famously car-choked city—briefly became a modern transportation morality play.
The satirist wants to form "a megaphone made of cash"—his own super PAC.
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?
The need to get money out of politics may be the one thing Americans agree on.
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?