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Photo by Whirling Phoenix States Close in On Citizens United: California, Montana, and Beyond

John Bonifaz   |   Jul 13, 2012

Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court justices behind the notorious decision struck down a century-old Montana law curbing corruption in politics. Last week, California became the largest state yet to officially join the movement to end Citizens United for good.   MORE »



Photo by U.S. Embassy New Delhi The Radical Dissent of Helen Keller

Peter Dreier   |   Jul 12, 2012

Here’s what they don’t teach: When the blind-deaf visionary learned that poor people were more likely to be blind than others, she set off down a pacifist, socialist path that broke the boundaries of her time—and continues to challenge ours today.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Photo by Peter Boden A New Era of Worker Ownership?

Gar Alperovitz   |   Jul 11, 2012

All over the country, people—like the workers of Chicago’s New Era Windows—are building worker-owned cooperatives that root jobs in the communities that need them.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Kid with Pigtails photo by Kelly Taylor The Audacity of Acting Out: What Our Kids Can Teach Us

Shannon Hayes   |   Jul 10, 2012

In a society where we are taught not to call out absurdity where we see it, how can we learn to speak up?    MORE »



Kitchen photo by Stephen O'Byrne How I Learned to Love My Hometown

Mindy Fullilove, Molly Rose Kaufman   |   Jul 09, 2012

A sense of history and community tugged at the heart of Mindy Fullilove and pulled her back to the Jersey home she’d forsaken.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

When You Should Vote For Book Burning

Jul 09, 2012

The people of Troy, Mich. almost lost their public library—until they launched a shocking reverse-psychology campaign to convince their city it still needs books.   MORE »


Find out where the Occupy movement came from in the words of the people who were there, what issues it’s bringing to public attention, and how you can support it. Buy your copies of This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement.

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