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PEOPLE POWER  

Occupy the Banks: Strategies for Transformation

Gar Alperovitz   |   Oct 28, 2011

Beyond revolution and reform: Gar Alperovitz on how we can fundamentally transform our financial system.   MORE »



Keeping It Clean: Maine’s Fight for Fair Elections

Brooke Jarvis   |   Oct 27, 2011

For more than a decade, a groundbreaking Clean Elections law has helped protect Maine politics from the influence of big money. But what’s happening now that big spenders have free rein to influence elections—and what does it mean for the rest of the country?   MORE »



MLK on Tent photo by Robin Broad Occupy Wall Street, 1979

John Cavanagh, Robin Broad   |   Oct 25, 2011

Before there were hashtags, more than a thousand protesters tried to shut Wall Street down for a day ...   MORE »



PLANET  

Photo courtesy of European Parliament EU: Drawing a Line in the Tar Sands?

Robert Mellinger   |   Oct 28, 2011

A controversial move to prohibit oil imported from what’s been called the world’s dirtiest fuel source could be an example for the rest of us.    MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Rebecca Rosenfelt Graduates Get a Crash Course in Sharing

Malcolm Harris   |   Oct 26, 2011

How new graduates are improvising when expected careers aren’t panning out.   MORE »



Maxworthy photo courtesy of Farm to Family Elders a (Labor) Force for Social Change

Marc Freedman   |   Oct 26, 2011

Boomers discover ways to apply their skills and life experience to purposeful second careers.   MORE »



Piggy Bank photo by Alan Cleaver Bank Transfer Day: A Guide to Closing Your Account

Oct 25, 2011

To protest the behavior of big banks, thousands have pledged to switch to small credit unions on November 5. Follow these steps to simplify the process.    MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Fatou Batta photo courtesy of Groundswell International Women Farmers Feed the World

Christa Hillstrom   |   Oct 22, 2011

In West Africa, women's resistance to the new Green Revolution shows that the question of agricultural sustainability is also a question of equality.   MORE »



PHOTO ESSAY OF THE WEEK   

Inside Occupy Oakland

Oct 27, 2011

This week, police closed down Occupy Oakland, arresting dozens. Comics journalist Dan Archer visited the encampment before the raid to meet the people behind the occupation.    MORE »
Comic Frame from Voices of Occupy Oakland


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