Cancel Haiti's Debt
by Sarah van GelderJan 27, 2010
- There's a growing movement to cancel Haiti's foreign debt as a way to return to the Haitian people the authority to rebuild their lives and their country.
Between Overworked and Out of Work
by Dean BakerJan 15, 2010
- Giving employers incentives to offer paid time off would boost employment, stimulate the economy, and help the U.S. move toward a healthier life-work balance.
Move Your Money
Jan 13, 2010
- Move Your Money is a growing national movement to switch money out of big, national banks and into local, community banks. A video paralleling "It's a Wonderful Life" promotes the campaign.
Smarter School Lunches
by Ellen MahoneyJan 12, 2010
- Healthy, local food for all kids? "Renegade Lunch Lady" Ann Cooper is starting a revolution in school cafeterias.
Big News for Small Forests
by Ian HannaJan 07, 2010
- Sustainable, small-scale working forests are feeling the economic pinch. But nonprofit groups are helping family- and community-owned woodlands thrive by connecting them with carbon markets.
12 Innovations From the '00s That Could Save Us
by Sarah van GelderJan 01, 2010
- With climate disruption, war, and a faltering economy, the '00s were tough. Still, seeds were sewn for a more green and egalitarian 2010s. And peoples movements offer the power to make real change happen.
Growing Home—Urban Agriculture in Chicago
Dec 29, 2009
- Orrin Williams of Growing Home explains urban agriculture's crucial role in rebuilding our cities and communities—from increasing job security and food access to decreasing the environmental impact of farming.
Crossroads in Copenhagen
by Phaedra Ellis-LamkinsDec 17, 2009
- Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins discusses the conflicting emotions that Copenhagen causes.
Debt Relief: The Results Are In
by Hayley HathawayDec 17, 2009
- Debt relief has allowed poor nations to pay for schools and health care instead of loan interest. A new bill in the U.S. Congress would offer relief to more countries and make lending more responsible.
Was Lehman So Long Ago?
by Robert WeissmanDec 16, 2009
- While the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act makes some positive strides, what's really needed is a popular uprising for stronger regulation.
Bolivia's Economic Success
by Sara KozamehDec 16, 2009
- By regaining public ownership of natural resources and focusing on social programs, the Morales administration has achieved record growth despite the recession.
Why is Costa Rica Smiling?
by Lisa Gale GarriguesDec 15, 2009
- How a focus on peace is helping this Central American country top the Happy Planet Index.
Human Rights in the Age of Obama
by Tanya DawkinsDec 15, 2009
- Interview with Ajamu Baraka: Protecting human rights during a recession means rethinking the role of government, taking direct action, and creating an equitable society.
Seeds of a Movement for the Unemployed
by Jake BlumgartDec 15, 2009
- Where do working Americans turn when they lose their jobs?
People We Love :: Lorraine Kerwood
by Keeley HardingDec 15, 2009
- Rebuilding computers for the community.