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UN Climate Negotiators Drop the Ball in Lima—Now It’s Up to the Grassroots to Pick It Up
by Jim Shultzposted Dec 11, 2014
- Negotiators have stopped trying to win a binding international agreement on carbon emissions. Now it’s up to the people to push our governments to action.
Next Week Oregon, Alaska, and D.C. Vote on Recreational Pot—And It's About More Than Just Getting High
by Yessenia Funesposted Oct 31, 2014
- If those three measures pass, more states will be added to the list of places where healing from the drug war can begin, places where people will no longer face jail time because of a little nugget in their pockets.
To Build a New Economy, a New Government Comes First
by Jacob Swensonposted Oct 15, 2014
- National People’s Action Campaign is training the next wave of progressive candidates for 2016. Here’s how they could win.
These 8 Projects Are Sustaining the Momentum of the People’s Climate March
by Joseph Boutilierposted Oct 07, 2014
- From people who are still literally marching to campaigns to sue the government for failing to take action on climate change, these projects make it clear that the People’s Climate March was just the beginning.
Photo Essay: Scenes from the Heart of the #FloodWallStreet Sit-In
by Sachie Hopkins-Hayakawaposted Oct 02, 2014
- There was more to #FloodWallStreet than a guy in a polar bear suit getting arrested. Here’s a gallery of lesser-known moments from the day’s events.
Time for a New Containment Strategy? What Climate Marchers Can Learn from the Cold War
by Jim Shultzposted Sep 29, 2014
- The leading strategies in the climate justice movement already resemble the Cold War policies of containment, roll-back, and isolation. But can they wear down the political power of the fossil fuel industry?
Nurses’ Unions Send Thousands to Climate March, Call Global Warming a “Health Care Emergency”
by Yessenia Funesposted Sep 24, 2014
- The nurses’ unions focus on health gives them a unique perspective on climate change among organized labor.
Occupy Offshoot Cancels $4 Million in Predatory Student Loans—and Starts a Debtors Union
by Liz Pleasant, Christa Hillstrom, James Trimarcoposted Sep 17, 2014
- First, they started buying up—and canceling—individuals’ medical debt. Now the people behind Rolling Jubilee are taking on student loans from a for-profit university that exploits the poor—and the whole debt system could be next.
Video: Hip-Hop Star Boots Riley Is “Brother Earth”
posted Sep 16, 2014
- You already know his mom. But there’s a new talking planet on the scene, and climate change is messing with his style.
For the Beaches and the Barrios: Why Next Week’s Climate March Will Be the Largest Ever
by Eddie Bautista, LaTonya Crisp-Sauray, Bill McKibbenposted Sep 15, 2014
- We’re tired of winning the argument and losing the fight. And so we march.
Today's Movement for Racial Justice Has Found Its Graphic Designer (And Her Name Is Sandra Khalifa)
by Joe Solomonposted Sep 08, 2014
- In this Q and A, the talented Khalifa talks about how she became interested in issues of racial justice, her work with the Dream Defenders, and the power of social media.
The Faces Behind the Fight for $15 an Hour
by Betty Udesenposted Aug 28, 2014
- For low-wage workers, Seattle's minimum wage increase means a chance to go to college, pay the rent, and visit the dentist.
Climate Comeback: A Grassroots Movement Steps Back Into the International Arena
by Jim Shultzposted Aug 26, 2014
- Three major international meetings about climate change are on the horizon. Is this the moment to fix the failures of Copenhagen?
Gay Marriage Went From Unthinkable to Inevitable. Here's What It Means for the Change You Want to See
by Mark Engler, Paul Englerposted Jul 25, 2014
- The momentum behind the legalization of gay marriage came from grassroots action, not from court cases.
How Mischief-Makers Built Australia Through Pranks and Protests
by Madeline Ostranderposted Jul 08, 2014
- In his new book "How to Make Trouble and Influence People," Iain McIntyre offers readers an alternative version of Australian history.