For low-wage workers, Seattle's minimum wage increase means a chance to go to college, pay the rent, and visit the dentist.
Three major international meetings about climate change are on the horizon. Is this the moment to fix the failures of Copenhagen?
The momentum behind the legalization of gay marriage came from grassroots action, not from court cases.
In his new book "How to Make Trouble and Influence People," Iain McIntyre offers readers an alternative version of Australian history.
Londoners have made their feelings clear about a corporate "solution" to the problem of homelessness—and the company listened.
Felipe Matos told his story in three words: "I am undocumented." It was an act of desperation—but it gave him a sense of agency and power.
Low-power FM radio stations bring a much-needed focus on local issues and culture.
Current trends suggest one in three kids will develop Type 2 diabetes as adults. These moms told McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson what they think about the fast food industry targeting their kids.
They didn't get the proposal they wanted from the FCC. But proponents of a fair and open Internet made important strikes, and the debate is just getting started.
The movement to end the violence through the decriminalization of drugs has never had so much momentum. And it's never been easier to get involved.
The stories of people behind the landmark decision—like that of 16-year-old Barbara Rose Johns—are even more compelling and inspiring than the sea-changing ruling itself.