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Protesters Win Pipeline Delay

Protesters Win Pipeline Delay

Posted by Brooke Jarvis at Nov 10, 2011 08:55 PM |

How thousands of determined protesters dragged a little-known pipeline into the national spotlight—and convinced the Obama administration to delay its approval.

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The Carbon-Neutral City

The Carbon-Neutral City

Posted by Richard Conlin at Nov 04, 2011 11:55 AM |

“Seattle becomes one of the first city governments in the world to declare that the goal of being carbon neutral is desirable, realistic, and attainable.”

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Toilet Paper Preparedness vs. True Resilience

Toilet Paper Preparedness vs. True Resilience

Posted by Shannon Hayes at Nov 02, 2011 05:35 PM |

What I learned from the hurricane: Real emergency preparedness has more to do with community than canned goods.

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Occupy Wall Street, 1979

Occupy Wall Street, 1979

Posted by John Cavanagh at Oct 25, 2011 10:45 AM |

Before there were hashtags, 32 years ago, more than a thousand protesters were arrested for trying to shut Wall Street down for a day ...

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10 Ways to Support the Occupy Movement

10 Ways to Support the Occupy Movement

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Oct 14, 2011 02:45 PM |

There are many things you can do to be part of this growing movement—and only some of them involve sleeping outside.

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Gold or Water: The Fight Goes on in El Salvador

Gold or Water: The Fight Goes on in El Salvador

Posted by Robin Broad at Oct 10, 2011 05:40 PM |

With the eyes of the world on mass protests against corporate control of governments, El Salvador debates a new ban on gold mining.

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Where The 99 Percent Get Their Power

Where The 99 Percent Get Their Power

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Oct 07, 2011 11:25 AM |

How did a small protest in lower Manhattan go viral? With more than 50 cities involved, #OccupyWallStreet is already changing the debate.

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Can Households Help Create a Carbon Neutral City?

Can Households Help Create a Carbon Neutral City?

Posted by Richard Conlin at Oct 06, 2011 09:45 PM |

In Seattle’s quest for carbon neutrality, what role do personal actions play?

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David Korten: Why I'm in Solidarity with #OccupyWallStreet

David Korten: Why I'm in Solidarity with #OccupyWallStreet

Posted by David Korten at Oct 04, 2011 11:00 AM |

By the calendar it’s autumn, but for many it is the beginning of the American Spring.

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Eco-Politics Back on the Ranch

Eco-Politics Back on the Ranch

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Sep 30, 2011 11:50 AM |

In Nebraska, the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline is no longer about left versus right.

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Troy Davis' Last Request

Troy Davis' Last Request

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Sep 22, 2011 11:15 AM |

Troy Davis’ last words before his execution on Wednesday night included this call: The tragedy of American capital punishment must come to an end.

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Dear Big Coal: You’re Not Above the Law

Dear Big Coal: You’re Not Above the Law

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Sep 20, 2011 11:25 AM |

How many times can a corporation break the law and continue to exist? Inside the fight to revoke Massey Energy’s corporate charter.

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After 9/11: An Interfaith Answer to Extremism

After 9/11: An Interfaith Answer to Extremism

Posted by Rabbi Ted Falcon at Sep 09, 2011 11:45 AM |

Brought together by 9/11, three friends of different faiths look for answers about when and why religion leads to violence.

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The Path to Real Prosperity

The Path to Real Prosperity

Posted by David Korten at Sep 07, 2011 04:55 PM |

Step by step we can reclaim for Main Street the economic and political power that Wall Street now holds and create a world that truly works for all.

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Pipeline Risk: Who's Judging?

Pipeline Risk: Who's Judging?

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Sep 02, 2011 02:00 PM |

In its risk assessment, is the State Department just taking the developer of the Keystone XL pipeline at its word?

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Asking for What Obama Promised

Asking for What Obama Promised

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Aug 31, 2011 11:50 AM |

Protesters push Obama to resist the influence of the oil industry and stop the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Radical Homemakers vs. the Hurricane

Radical Homemakers vs. the Hurricane

Posted by Shannon Hayes at Aug 30, 2011 05:20 PM |

Shannon Hayes reports from Schoharie County, New York, which was hard-hit by Hurricane Irene.

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A Presidential Declaration of Independence from Wall Street—Part 2

A Presidential Declaration of Independence from Wall Street—Part 2

Posted by David Korten at Aug 29, 2011 08:25 PM |

What might a truly new economic vision for America look like? This is my answer framed as the presidential address we must prepare the way for a future president to deliver.

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Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate

Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate

Posted by John Cavanagh at Aug 29, 2011 03:45 PM |

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

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Rallying in the Face of a Hurricane

Rallying in the Face of a Hurricane

Posted by Madeline Ostrander at Aug 27, 2011 03:00 PM |

Hurricane Irene becomes a powerful symbol for activists fighting the Keystone XL pipeline

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