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Rio+20: A Defining Choice

Rio+20: A Defining Choice

Posted by David Korten at Jun 15, 2012 12:00 AM |

How can we create an economy that serves the health and well-being of both people and the planet? Follow the Earth’s lead.

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The Other Side of Gainful Unemployment

The Other Side of Gainful Unemployment

Posted by Shannon Hayes at May 31, 2012 05:00 PM |

The downsides of doing it all.

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What Comes Next?: Building on Occupy and the 99% Spring

What Comes Next?: Building on Occupy and the 99% Spring

Posted by John Cavanagh at May 30, 2012 08:25 PM |

Many movements, many similar messages. What could the increasing cooperation between protesters mean for the future of the 99 percent?

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Lessons for Building Lively Local Economies

Lessons for Building Lively Local Economies

Posted by Grace Boggs at May 29, 2012 01:10 PM |

Grace Boggs on what she learned at the 2012 BALLE conference.

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The Perks of Being Gainfully Unemployed

The Perks of Being Gainfully Unemployed

Posted by Shannon Hayes at May 18, 2012 12:00 PM |

Is job security real security? Shannon Hayes makes the case for diversifying your income.

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How Small Groups Can Power Big Change

How Small Groups Can Power Big Change

Posted by Sarah Byrnes at May 16, 2012 01:35 PM |

Progressive social movements don’t often take inspiration from conservative megachurches. But their lessons about organizational structure may be worth a second look.

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Why This May Day Matters

Why This May Day Matters

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Apr 27, 2012 01:00 PM |

This year, the day is about occupying the space and the time to create a different world.

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A Plea for Rio+20: Don’t Commodify Nature

A Plea for Rio+20: Don’t Commodify Nature

Posted by David Korten at Apr 24, 2012 03:45 PM |

David Korten: Indigenous wisdom reveals a path to the future that does not include a buy-out of the earth’s natural systems.

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Radical Homemaking … In the South of France?

Radical Homemaking … In the South of France?

Posted by Shannon Hayes at Apr 18, 2012 05:25 PM |

Shannon Hayes: Do radical homemaking and foreign travel mix?

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ALEC Retreats, Sort Of

ALEC Retreats, Sort Of

Posted by Brooke Jarvis at Apr 17, 2012 04:55 PM |

Following activist pressure and corporate defections, ALEC says it’s dropping its Stand Your Ground and voter ID efforts. So what comes next?

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What to Make of the ALEC Exodus

What to Make of the ALEC Exodus

Posted by Brooke Jarvis at Apr 13, 2012 01:45 PM |

What the corporate departures mean—and don’t.

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How to Fix Health Care Without the Mandate

How to Fix Health Care Without the Mandate

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Apr 06, 2012 02:00 PM |

Why truly affordable care means single-payer.

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What We Owe Adrienne Rich

What We Owe Adrienne Rich

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Mar 30, 2012 11:40 AM |

The late poet was a patriot who wrestled for the soul of her country.

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When Bankers Rule the World

When Bankers Rule the World

Posted by David Korten at Mar 29, 2012 06:20 PM |

How we can call out the myths, restructure the banking system, shut down the con game, and take back America.

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A World Bank President We Can Get Behind?

A World Bank President We Can Get Behind?

Posted by Robin Broad at Mar 28, 2012 10:35 AM |

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.

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Stand Your Ground to Stop the Violence

Stand Your Ground to Stop the Violence

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Mar 27, 2012 01:10 PM |

What can be done to stop needless violence like the killing of Trayvon Martin?

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At the Crossroads of Climate and Food

At the Crossroads of Climate and Food

Posted by Richard Conlin at Mar 25, 2012 08:00 AM |

What role do cities have in promoting climate-friendly food?

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In Small Groups and Small Towns, Opposition to Citizens United Spreads

In Small Groups and Small Towns, Opposition to Citizens United Spreads

Posted by Sarah Byrnes at Mar 22, 2012 04:10 PM |

Ordinary, introverted Jennifer Robinson helped convince her town to officially oppose the Supreme Court decision. You can, too, with a little help from your friends.

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Vermont Votes to Overturn Citizens United

Vermont Votes to Overturn Citizens United

Posted by Brooke Jarvis at Mar 08, 2012 05:25 PM |

From town meetings to the state legislature, Vermont is sending a strong message on corporate involvement in politics.

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Occupy Takes On ALEC

Occupy Takes On ALEC

Posted by Brooke Jarvis at Feb 29, 2012 11:40 PM |

Occupy’s latest target: corporations that write their agendas into state laws.

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