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The Undead Pipeline Returns

The Undead Pipeline Returns

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Feb 29, 2012 05:20 PM |

The Keystone XL pipeline is back, sort of. But will its promoters’ tactics cause a property rights backlash?

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When It Comes to Kids, Is Climate a Four-Letter Word?

When It Comes to Kids, Is Climate a Four-Letter Word?

Posted by Shannon Hayes at Feb 27, 2012 12:05 PM |

When and how should we talk to kids about the dangers of climate change? One mother's take.

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Occupy vs. the Global Race to the Bottom

Occupy vs. the Global Race to the Bottom

Posted by John Cavanagh at Feb 21, 2012 12:05 AM |

Incorporating corporate globalization into the Occupy analysis and agenda.

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Tapping a Pipeline of Grassroots Energy

Tapping a Pipeline of Grassroots Energy

Posted by 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

Big News on Bank Transfers

Posted by 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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Beyond the Bubble Economy

Beyond the Bubble Economy

Posted by David Korten at Feb 02, 2012 05:05 PM |

We’ve finally learned that a growing financial sector isn’t the same thing as actual economic improvement. So how can we stimulate the real economy?

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My Prices Are Not Too High: A Farmer Fires Back

My Prices Are Not Too High: A Farmer Fires Back

Posted by Shannon Hayes at Jan 30, 2012 12:55 PM |

Shannon Hayes: Why are my prices higher than those at the supermarket? Glad you asked.

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Corporate Rule Is Not Inevitable

Corporate Rule Is Not Inevitable

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Jan 20, 2012 05:05 PM |

7 signs the corporatocracy is losing its legitimacy ... and 7 populist tools to help shut it down.

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The Internet on Strike

The Internet on Strike

Posted by 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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For Farmers Everywhere, Small is (Still) Beautiful

For Farmers Everywhere, Small is (Still) Beautiful

Posted by Robin Broad at Jan 17, 2012 01:45 PM |

Whether you’re worried about hunger, social crises, or climate change, the solution is the same: small-scale farming.

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How Cities and States are Sticking It to Citizens United

How Cities and States are Sticking It to Citizens United

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

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

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The 12 Most Hopeful Trends to Build On in 2012

The 12 Most Hopeful Trends to Build On in 2012

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Dec 31, 2011 07:50 AM |

2011 was full of surprises, many of them the good kind. But which ones will matter in the coming year? Here's our pick of trends to watch.

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Reclaiming Christmas, Radical Homemaker Style

Reclaiming Christmas, Radical Homemaker Style

Posted by Shannon Hayes at Dec 21, 2011 12:10 AM |

Shannon Hayes: Can you take on consumerism without being a Scrooge?

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Taking on the Trade Laws of the 1 Percent

Taking on the Trade Laws of the 1 Percent

Posted by John Cavanagh at Dec 21, 2011 12:05 AM |

A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to put human rights above corporate rights.

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After Durban: Climate Activists Target Corporate Power

After Durban: Climate Activists Target Corporate Power

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Dec 13, 2011 09:40 PM |

After another disappointing round of UN negotiations, climate justice activists have a new strategy.

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From the Farm to the Occupation

From the Farm to the Occupation

Posted by Shannon Hayes at Dec 07, 2011 12:55 PM |

Shannon Hayes on taking farm politics to Occupy Wall Street...and talking about the politics of Occupy in her farming community.

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

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

Posted by 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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Farmers, Foodies, Radical Homemakers: Time to Occupy Wall Street

Farmers, Foodies, Radical Homemakers: Time to Occupy Wall Street

Posted by Shannon Hayes at Dec 02, 2011 06:15 PM |

Shannon Hayes: I’m usually content to live a life of protest, but the time has come to take my protest to the street.

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How Occupy is Transforming Our National Conversation

How Occupy is Transforming Our National Conversation

Posted by Robin Broad at Nov 22, 2011 12:00 PM |

In just two months, the Occupy movement has begun to unseat an economic narrative that held sway for thirty years.

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End the Fed? David Korten Responds

End the Fed? David Korten Responds

Posted by David Korten at Nov 18, 2011 12:05 AM |

There’s lots of anger against the Federal Reserve from the left and the right. David Korten argues that what it needs is some major restructuring.

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