Rich and poor countries are in this together. If either fails to step up, the planet is in trouble. A climate deal must take into account the Global North’s responsibility for nearly 70 percent of greenhouse pollution and the Global South’s need to move out of poverty. The North must cut back sharply on emissions while the South leapfrogs over the industrial age to clean-energy prosperity.
WTO+10: Did the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organization actually make a difference?
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.
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.
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.