The Surprise Weapon in Detroit’s Battle Against Gentrification
by Steve FurayAug 05, 2016
- The Illuminate Literacy project encourages neighborhood youth to hold onto their identities and histories by expressing themselves in words.
Why Hope Has Power in This Gut-Wrenching Election Year
by Frances Moore Lappé, Adam EichenJul 25, 2016
- Cynicism and despair are among democracy’s worst enemies.
How Cities and States are Sticking It to Citizens United
by Brooke JarvisJan 05, 2012
- From courthouses to statehouses, the pro-corporate ruling is under pressure.
L.A. and Occupy L.A. Agree: It’s Time to End Corporate Personhood
by Brooke JarvisDec 06, 2011
- What’s the issue that unites the occupiers and the city they’re occupying? Getting corporate money out of politics.
Can't Buy My Vote: Maine’s Fight for Fair Elections
by Brooke JarvisOct 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?
Give Us Our Law Back: Montana Fights to Stop Corporate Corruption
by Gwen Stowe, Jeff ClementsMay 24, 2011
- For nearly 100 years, Montana law prohibited corporate money in politics. Then came the Citizens United decision.
Mr. Colbert Goes to the FEC
by Brooke JarvisMay 18, 2011
- The satirist wants to form "a megaphone made of cash"—his own super PAC.
The Story of Citizens United
Mar 01, 2011
- Annie Leonard's new film asks: Why have corporations gotten so powerful? And what can we do about it?
5 Ways You Can Fight Citizens United
by Annie Leonard, Allison CookFeb 21, 2011
- The Story of Citizens United v FEC: How we the people can reclaim our democracy.
by Brooke JarvisJan 21, 2011
- The need to get money out of politics may be the one thing Americans agree on.
After the Campaign Cash, the Backlash
by Brooke JarvisNov 04, 2010
- The 2010 midterm elections—the first since Citizens United opened the floodgates to corporate campaign cash—were the most expensive in history. So what happens next?
Our Families Can’t Afford to Stay Home on Election Day
by Sarah van GelderOct 27, 2010
- Sure, lots of us are frustrated by the economy, the war, and lack of progress in Washington, D.C. But there’s too much at stake to stay home on election day.
Corporations Ain’t People: A Musical Protest
Sep 14, 2010
- Video: GLEE-inspired activism for a democracy run by human beings, not corporations.
A Crisis of Democracy: Real Solutions to the BP Oil Spill
by Brooke JarvisAug 23, 2010
- For Gulf residents, the BP oil spill has made the problem of unchecked corporate power painfully clear. Exxon Valdez survivor Riki Ott on why this may be the moment to overcome our political divides and take back our democracy.
Real People v. Corporate “People”: The Fight Is On
by Doug PibelMay 27, 2010
- The Supreme Court says corporations can spend as much money as they want on political advertising. Millions of Americans say they've had it.