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PEOPLE POWER  

Hospital photo by UM Health Systems Medicare for All: A Single Solution to the Health Care Fracas

Robert Weissman   |   Jun 29, 2012

The Affordable Care Act was upheld by the Supreme Court, but many remain dissatisfied. How we can still make health care work.   MORE »



Trading in Democracy: Why Rights Are Still For Real People

Robin Broad, John Cavanagh   |   Jun 28, 2012

International trade deals allow businesses to sue elected governments when corporate interests are threatened abroad. Here's why you should care.   MORE »



Hillbilly Nationalists Book Cover The Achilles' Heel of the American Dream

Sean Burns   |   Jun 28, 2012

Book Review: “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power” profiles the radical, working-class movements of the '60s and '70s—a guide for transformation today.   MORE »



Occupy: The National Gathering

Jake Blumgart   |   Jun 27, 2012

Occupiers from around the country will gather to discuss the future of the movement. What's at stake?   MORE »



PLANET  

One More Benefit of Local Food

Shannon Hayes   |   Jun 28, 2012

A farmer sings the praises of having non-farmers close at hand.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Photo by Tyrah Dunning Foreclosure Aftermath: What We Leave Behind

S.J. Dunning   |   Jun 27, 2012

Our homes tell the story of where we come from and who we are. What happens when we lose them?   MORE »



Photo by Corbyn Hightower How I Found Bliss in a Creaky Old Rental

Corbyn Hightower   |   Jun 26, 2012

Corbyn Hightower and her family moved from affluence to poverty—and into a "funky, junky" house that's been the happiest move of their lives.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

In Ohio, the People Push Back on Fracking

Jun 26, 2012

Tired of waiting for their leaders to ban the destructive drilling practice, citizens passed their own resolution—and took over the Statehouse to make it heard.   MORE »
Ohio Statehouse photo by Josh Lopez


If the members of a local community want their community to cohere, to flourish, and to last, these are some things they would do...

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