Immigrant Moms Were Told They Can’t Have Jobs—So They Started Their Own Tamale Co-op
by Travis Putnam HillMay 31, 2016
- Employment options can be extremely limited for undocumented immigrants who can’t work legally. These single moms are relying on each other.
3 Maps Show Where Legal Abortions Are Hardest to Get—and Who Lives There
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnMay 31, 2016
- 1 in 3 women will have an abortion by age 45.
As Boomers Retire, Mom-and-Pop Businesses Convert to Co-ops to Save Jobs
by Keli TiangaMay 26, 2016
- Baby boomers are the largest percentage of business owners, and they’re headed toward retirement. Worker cooperatives could keep the jobs they’ve created from disappearing.
What the War on Reproductive Rights Has to do With Poverty and Race
by Renee Bracey ShermanMay 25, 2016
- As I weighed my options and briefly flirted with the idea of becoming a parent, I thought about the life that I would be able to provide my child.
Amid Election Chaos, Communities Show Where the Real Power Is
by Sarah van GelderMay 25, 2016
- In every community I visited, I found people working hard to lay a different foundation for our society.
Tribes Create Their Own Food Laws to Stop USDA From Killing Native Food Economies
by Tristan AhtoneMay 24, 2016
- From blue corn to bison, narrow federal food-safety codes impact tribal food systems. But advocates are writing their own food laws to preserve Native food sovereignty.
Meet the Citizens Who Helped Decide Their City’s Budget—and Got Better Buses, Benches, and Crosswalks
by Ken OtterbourgMay 20, 2016
- Greensboro, North Carolina, is the first Southern city to give citizens direct control over a slice of public spending.
Who’s Lobbying for Millennial Interests? Meet the “AARP for Young People”
by Araz HachadourianMay 19, 2016
- This is the first election year with the same number of millennial voters as baby boomers. Here’s how lobbyists for young people could change our politics on prisons, climate, and student debt.
With More Americans Going Far Left (And Right), an Anti-Corporate Agenda Takes Shape
by David KortenMay 18, 2016
- Voters hit hardest by free-trade economics are rebelling against the status quo. We can use that energy to build a powerful, grassroots movement for democracy.
How Much Does It Cost to Win a Seat in the U.S. Senate?
by Keith Barbalato, Kate StringerMay 16, 2016
- And other things you should probably know.
Why Not Getting Married Is Smart Economics For Women
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnMay 12, 2016
- More people than ever before are choosing not to get married. And for women, that can actually be a good thing.
Choosing a President in a Time of Climate Crisis
by Sarah van GelderMay 11, 2016
- Our next president must be someone who understands the science of climate change and can build a clean energy future.
“Evil World Banking” Explained
by Yessenia FunesMay 09, 2016
- In less than two minutes, John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, explains how corporations can take over entire nations through predatory loans and debt collection.
Why Give Breaks to Huge Corporations When We Could Invest Public Money Down the Street?
by Kasia TarczynskaMay 06, 2016
- Cities and states fork over an estimated $70 billion each year to large companies that don’t need public assistance to thrive. We could spend that money on our own neighborhoods.
Why the Economy Should Stop Growing—And Just Grow Up
by David KortenMay 04, 2016
- “How do we grow the economy?” is an obsolete question. Local initiatives across the world are looking for maturity instead as they rebuild caring, place-based communities and economies.