Before there were hashtags, more than a thousand protesters were arrested for trying to shut Wall Street down for a day ...
John Cavanagh and Robin Broad
With the eyes of the world on mass protests against corporate control of governments, El Salvador debates a new ban on gold mining.
To protect their water supply, Salvadorans are trying to ban corporate gold mining—and facing threats and violence as a result.
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?
Vermont is leading the way toward agricultural and economic change. What we can learn from the “Slow Living Summit” about building sustainable futures everywhere.
Local opposition to a proposed road in Trinidad brings new understanding of “progress,” and what it means to be rooted.
Does travel have a place in a future of “rootedness”?
Can the small fishers of Trinidad and Tobago become pillars of a new economy when the oil- and gas-based economy finally runs dry?
With the citizen-backed blockage of a proposed aluminum smelter, is Trinidad and Tobago changing course toward a rooted future?
How a once nutritious grain was transformed into something unhealthy to eat.
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.”
As food prices rise, how can governments support small-scale, sustainable farmers?
Some say that organic farming means going "backwards." These farmers think otherwise.
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?
Rice farmers in the Philippines go chemical free, community strong.
How the 2008 financial crash redefined what it means to be economically vulnerable.
More and more people, communities, and nations are taking steps to reduce their vulnerability to a volatile global economy.
In an increasingly vulnerable world, we’re searching for rooted communities—and what we can learn from them.