Robin Broad and John Cavanagh report from their search for rootedness—the social, environmental, and economic anchoring that sees us through tough times.
People Over Profit: Why These Two Small Countries Stood Up to Big Mining
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Mar 12, 2014
- If the governments of Costa Rica and El Salvador can resist the mining industry, maybe we all can.
Six of the Top Ten U.S. Billionaires Are Kochs and Waltons
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Nov 22, 2013
- The profits of corporate giants that crash our economy and corrupt our politics deserve your outrage. But the efforts to curb them need your creative energy.
The Real Cost of Gold in the Philippines
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Sep 13, 2013
- We think of gold as a sign of prosperity, but the farmers and communities most affected by mining just want their rivers and land back.
A Road Trip to Save El Salvador’s Water
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Jun 26, 2013
- A delegation of activists from 12 different countries on the fight to stop gold mining in Central America.
A Tax System for the 99 Percent
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Apr 17, 2013
- Feeling like taxes are more unfair than ever? Three ways corporations, banks, and individuals exploit an unjust system—and three ways the people are pushing back.
Behind the Kitchen Door: A Must-Read for Anyone Who Eats at Restaurants
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Feb 25, 2013
- Review: More than half of the nation’s worst-paid jobs are related to food. Saru Jayaraman’s new book dives into the explosive movement for better rights for those who plant, process, and cook the food we eat.
More Than Nutritious: Why Organics Are Still Healthier
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Nov 19, 2012
- Two recent studies concluded that organic food is no more nutritious than non-organic food. But the value of organics involves health on multiple levels, from that of farmers to eaters to the planet itself.
Mining for Gold: A “Pact With the Devil”?
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Aug 28, 2012
- The economic crisis—and the rising price of gold—have spurred North American firms to reopen mines and attack environmental regulations. Here’s what we can learn from El Salvador’s moratorium on new mining permits.
Trading in Democracy: Why Rights Are Still For Real People
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Jun 28, 2012
- International trade deals allow businesses to sue elected governments when corporate interests are threatened abroad. Here’s why you should care.
What Comes Next?: Building on Occupy and the 99% Spring
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted May 30, 2012
- Many movements, many similar messages. What could the increasing cooperation between protesters mean for the future of the 99 percent?
A World Bank President We Can Get Behind?
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Mar 28, 2012
- The candidates for next month’s selection could finally change the game of serving markets over people—and we all might have a role to play.
Occupy vs. the Global Race to the Bottom
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Feb 21, 2012
- Incorporating corporate globalization into the Occupy analysis and agenda.
For Farmers Everywhere, Small is (Still) Beautiful
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Jan 17, 2012
- Whether you’re worried about hunger, social crises, or climate change, the solution is the same: small-scale farming.
Taking on the Trade Laws of the 1 Percent
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Dec 21, 2011
- A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to put human rights above corporate rights.
How Occupy is Transforming Our National Conversation
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Nov 22, 2011
- In just two months, the Occupy movement has begun to unseat an economic narrative that held sway for thirty years.