Meet the Guy Corralling Billionaires to Fight Inequality
by Fran KortenDec 05, 2016
- Author Chuck Collins discusses growing up in the 1 percent, his unusual approach to fighting economic inequality, and what progressives need to do during a Trump administration.
7 Ways to Make an Even Bigger Impact When You Divest From DAPL
by Colby DevittDec 01, 2016
- Closing your bank account is just the beginning.
Is Your Bank Funding DAPL? Here’s How to Find One That Isn’t
by Gerald MitchellDec 01, 2016
- There’s an entire industry of ethically minded banks and financial institutions out there to choose from.
This Organic Food Company Doesn’t Discriminate Against Ex-Offenders—It Seeks Them Out
by Olivia AndersonNov 25, 2016
- Lancaster Food Company searches for job applicants who need help getting back on their feet. So far, not one has quit.
How Creative Repurposing of Industrial Scrap Is Holding Off a Neighborhood’s Gentrification
by Amanda AbramsNov 24, 2016
- 25-year old Scrap Exchange partners with Durham, North Carolina, residents to build an innovative arts district.
How a Battle Over Affordable Medicine Helped Kill the TPP
by James TrimarcoNov 18, 2016
- The debate about an exotic new kind of drug delayed the trade deal for years, thanks in part to relentless advocates who stood up to big pharma.
How Trump Could Hand China the Lead in Challenging Corporate Greed
by David KortenNov 16, 2016
- China and the U.S. are poised as the dominant players. Will they compete or cooperate?
I Couldn’t Go to Standing Rock, So I Closed My Bank Accounts Instead
by Cedar Wilkie GilletteNov 11, 2016
- There are 38 banks supporting the Dakota Access pipeline. I found out mine was one of them.
Nation’s Second-Largest School District Wants to Kick McDonald’s Out
by Olivia AndersonNov 04, 2016
- After almost four years of McTeacher's Night fundraisers, teachers in the greater Los Angeles area are demanding the fast-food chain stop predatory marketing toward their students.
Where Citizens Can Run for Office Without Big Money—and Win
by James TrimarcoNov 04, 2016
- Maine’s unique solution for clean elections involves $5 contributions and campaigns funded entirely by taxpayers. And it’s working.
Key Sanders Supporter on Loving—and Criticizing—the Democratic Party
by Sarah van GelderNov 02, 2016
- Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner talks about being disinvited to introduce Bernie Sanders at the DNC, racism in America, and grassroots leadership.
Forget More Regulation: Make Corporations Serve the Public Interest
by David KortenNov 02, 2016
- The purely private-purpose corporation is an illegitimate entity. This is the elephant in the room that no politician dare mention.
It’s Citizens Who Will Save Us From Citizens United
by Sarah van GelderOct 26, 2016
- Constitutional amendment organizers are confident of an eventual victory. “The push toward justice has always started at the grassroots.”
Three Massive Mergers—Millions for One Bank and a Disaster for Food, Water, and Climate
by Wenonah HauterOct 20, 2016
- In addition to advising on all three mega-mergers, Credit Suisse is playing a big role behind the scenes of the Dakota Access pipeline.
We Never Voted for Corporate Rule
by David KortenOct 19, 2016
- The $66 billion sale of Monsanto is yet another reminder of how corporations have colonized the world and subverted democracy. To regain our future, we must claim our right to popular sovereignty.