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Libyan People to Americans: “This Is Not the Behavior of Our Islam”

Sep 13, 2012

Amid the noise of escalating violence, Benghazi citizens speak for themselves: “This does not represent us.”   MORE »
Photo Courtesy of Free Libya TV


California Soccer Moms Face Off against Monsanto

Sep 14, 2012

A grassroots coalition of California citizens has an initiative on the ballot to require the labeling of genetically modified organisms. While Monsanto and other corporations have spent tens of millions to silence them, the initiative seems likely to succeed.   MORE »


Photo by Sarah Guthrie Da Vinci, van Gogh ... AT&T? Inside the Corporate Masters Series

Sarah Guthrie   |   Sep 14, 2012

If corporations are people, what would their portraits look like? Artist Sarah Guthrie on why she defaced classic works of art for an unconventional exhibition.   MORE »

3 Essential School Supplies—That Aren’t on Your List

Christine Carter   |   Sep 12, 2012

When kids have friends, they’re more likely to grow into happy adults. How to help your children develop the tools they need most.   MORE »


Photo by Carolyn Schiff Photography How Occupy Made Me Stronger

Grace Davie   |   Sep 13, 2012

Although she wasn’t politically active before Occupy Wall Street, Grace Davie threw herself deeply into the movement. One year later, she finds herself braver, wiser, and stronger in her personal life.   MORE »

Building Progressive Momentum: 5 Ballot Initiatives Lead the Way

Charles Monaco   |   Sep 12, 2012

From challenging Citizens United to protecting collective bargaining rights, grassroots groups are using ballot initiatives to push back against austerity initiatives and revitalize our economy.   MORE »

5 Issues this Election Should Be About, and One to Drop

Sarah van Gelder   |   Sep 11, 2012

Cutting through the campaign rhetoric and attack ads, here are five issues we believe should be at the center of the 2012 election, plus one that has no place in the public sphere.    MORE »


Photo by Yassin Hassan Growth or Equality: Two Competing Visions for America’s Future

David Korten   |   Sep 11, 2012

David Korten on how closing the wealth gap can open the way to a fairer, more prosperous economy.   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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