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School of Second Chances School of Second Chances
by Carol Estes
Inmates who get an education are less likely to reoffend when they're released. So why are prison education programs getting cut?
Greece on the Verge: The People v. the Troika Greece on the Verge: The People v. the Troika
by Kia Mistilis
The Greek parliament has passed a five-year austerity plan that will cut jobs, wages, and services. But Greek citizens are no longer "sleeping."
When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow
by David Korten
Deep change is possible, but only when a politically aware citizenry demands it.
How the Bailout Killed Local Lending—And How Some States Hope to Bring It Back How the Bailout Killed Local Lending—And How Some States Hope to Bring It Back
by Ellen Brown
With the big banks speculating instead of lending to small businesses, states are looking for new ways to keep credit flowing.
Recipes for Recovery Recipes for Recovery
by James Tracy
Ex-cons show each other the way out at San Francisco's Delancey Street.
Planting Seeds of Hope: How Sustainable Activism Transformed Detroit Planting Seeds of Hope: How Sustainable Activism Transformed Detroit
by Grace Lee Boggs, Scott Kurashige
After the death throes of urban decay, what the Motor City can teach us about vision, community, and the power of movements.
No More Budget Cuts Without Tax Fairness No More Budget Cuts Without Tax Fairness
by Chuck Collins
10 years on, the Bush tax cuts are a disaster—and we're contemplating more tax breaks for the wealthy. How can we stop the madness?
Ban the Box for a Fair Chance Ban the Box for a Fair Chance
by Aaron Tanaka
Breaking through "tough on crime" policies to give all Americans a chance at employment.
The Great Stock Scam The Great Stock Scam
by David Korten
Stock sales are supposed to finance new or expanded productive activity. The numbers tell a different story.
Instead of Prison Instead of Prison
by Sarah van Gelder
2.3 million people behind bars. How to stop wasting lives and money.
Drug Warrior No More Drug Warrior No More
by Norm Stamper
Seattle's ex-police chief now fights to end the war on drugs.
But What About My 401(k)? But What About My 401(k)?
by David Korten
Credit cards, mortgages, insurance, retirement: We can meet our basic financial needs (and find real security) without Wall Street.
What a Public Bank Could Mean for California What a Public Bank Could Mean for California
by Ellen Brown
What the indebted state could gain from moving its money out of Wall Street.
Building the Just City Building the Just City
by Sarah Laskow
Beyond growth: How to build cities that make life richer for the people who live there.
The Public Library Manifesto The Public Library Manifesto
by David Morris
Why libraries matter, and how we can save them.
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