New Economy
The "Battle in Seattle" at 10

WTO+10: Did the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organization actually make a difference?

Growing Local: Interview with BALLE's Michelle Long

By working with local businesses, Michelle Long helped make Bellingham, Washington a national leader in urban sustainability. As executive director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, she's taking her vision to cities around North America.

The WTO and the Myth of Activist Violence

From the Boston Tea Party perpetrators to Civil Rights activists, the people who have made our world through direct action have been treated as dangerous, even if they are revered when their radical acts are at a safe distance.

Waking Up to the Dangers of "Free Trade"

WTO+10: When Fran Korten first started warning people about NAFTA, many had never heard of it. But the 1999 protests in Seattle showed that Americans were learning what many in the developing world had known for years: free trade agreements are not just esoteric rules about what goods can cross borders. They are about who rules—corporations or people.

NextStep Recycling

NextStep Recycling saves computers from landfills--providing employment, education outreach and technology access to low-income residents in the process.

FRESH :: Film Trailer

Given the environmental and health consequences of industrial agriculture, can we re-invent our food system?

Climate Hero Marcus Ryan

A former Obama campaigner helps neighbors find talented green workers to make their homes climate-friendly.

Clash on Investment

As Washington debates financial regulations, corporations are fighting for the right to sue over government actions—including health, environment, and other public interest regulations—that diminish the value of an investment.

The Victory of the Commons

Nobel Prize-winning economist Elinor Ostrom proved that people can—and do—work together to manage commonly-held resources without degrading them.