Finding Rootedness

Robin Broad and John Cavanagh report from their search for rootedness—the social, environmental, and economic anchoring that sees us through tough times.

Occupy Wall Street, 1979

Before there were hashtags, more than a thousand protesters were arrested for trying to shut Wall Street down for a day ...

Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate

To protect their water supply, Salvadorans are trying to ban corporate gold mining—and facing threats and violence as a result.

An Appeal to U2: Who is More Rooted?

Anti-poverty crusaders like Bono call critical attention to what’s wrong with the world. But what if we also showed who’s doing it right?

Slower Living for a Rooted Future

Vermont is leading the way toward agricultural and economic change. What we can learn from the “Slow Living Summit” about building sustainable futures everywhere.

Cornerstones of a Rooted Economy

Can the small fishers of Trinidad and Tobago become pillars of a new economy when the oil- and gas-based economy finally runs dry?

The Coming Global Food Fight

As aggression mounts with the rise of food prices worldwide, small-scale farms rooted in local markets could avert international disaster—and lead the way to “food democracy.”

Farmer by Farmer, an Organic Transition

After decades of chemicals, farmers in the Philippines are seeing the benefits of organic farming. But what convinced them to make the switch in the first place?

The Age of Vulnerability

How the 2008 financial crash redefined what it means to be economically vulnerable.

Yes, There is An Alternative

More and more people, communities, and nations are taking steps to reduce their vulnerability to a volatile global economy.