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.
WTO+10: Before 1999, the momentum of globalization seemed to sweep everything in front of it, including the truth. But in Seattle, ordinary women and men made truth real with collective action.
The last intact mountain in West Virginia's Coal River Valley is slated for mountaintop removal coal mining. Local residents have other ideas.
Interview with Woody Tasch, founder and president of Slow Money, a nonprofit that connects investors to local economies.
To combat terrorism, we should address the root causes of poverty, says former "economic hit man" John Perkins.
NextStep Recycling saves computers from landfills--providing employment, education outreach and technology access to low-income residents in the process.
Given the environmental and health consequences of industrial agriculture, can we re-invent our food system?
A former Obama campaigner helps neighbors find talented green workers to make their homes climate-friendly.
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 Evergreen Cooperatives go way beyond just putting people in a job.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Elinor Ostrom proved that people can—and do—work together to manage commonly-held resources without degrading them.
David Korten presented the following speech on October 19, 2009 during a keynote lecture at the Economics of Peace Conference in Sonoma, California.
In Portland, Recovery Act funds are "laying the foundation for long-term economic, environmental, and community health."
Rather than trying to just patch up a system that isn't working, let's use our economic crisis to work for a system that really meets human needs.