How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
White House Makes History by Granting Minimum Wage to Home Care Workers
by Christa Hillstromposted Sep 27, 2013
- The Obama administration makes good on its promise to give direct care workers the same rights as nearly everyone else—and to top it all off, California follows suit.
Three Things Activists in the Office Can Learn from the Street
by Liam Barrington-Bushposted Sep 25, 2013
- Organizations working for social justice can become living examples of the world they're working to create, but only if they're willing to take the lessons of social movements to heart.
Escape from an L.A. Sweatshop: How Modern-Day Slaves Become Lobbyists
by Christa Hillstromposted Sep 20, 2013
- Lured from Mexico into forced labor at an American factory, Flor Molina’s human trafficking story was typical. What’s remarkable is what she did next.
For Safer Factories, CEOs Are Listening to Workers on the Frontlines
by Samir Goswamiposted Sep 18, 2013
- The future of corporate responsibility means hearing firsthand from factory workers about their conditions.
Six Good Things Occupy Wall Street Made Possible (That You Probably Already Take for Granted)
by James Trimarcoposted Sep 17, 2013
- Now that the encampments are gone, what do we have to show for our movement? As it turns out, quite a bit.
Occupy at Two: How a Flawed and Fleeting Utopia Changed the World
by Rebecca Solnitposted Sep 17, 2013
- Author Rebecca Solnit brings you back to the encampments of Occupy, and to the months that forged new friendships, changed the horizons of possibility, and terrified elites.
Chevron Pollutes, Here's What the People Did Back
by Sven Eberleinposted Sep 12, 2013
- The oil giant reputation it becoming notorious as shareholders, mayors, and indigenous people criticize its actions.
How the People Pushed Back on Syria—and Won (for Now)
by Sarah van Gelderposted Sep 12, 2013
- In Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other cases, the people protested and got war anyway. Why—at least, so far—has the story played out differently with Syria?
Finding the Gold in "Tough" Neighborhoods
by Jay Walljasperposted Sep 11, 2013
- To transform economically and socially depressed areas into healthy, vibrant communities, we have to focus on their strengths and trust residents to solve their own problems.
Farmer Startups? How Incubators Are Helping Small, Sustainable Farms Take Off
by Alleen Brownposted Sep 11, 2013
- Training farms known as incubators are helping immigrants and others get into farming. But Congressional wrangling over the Farm Bill has put their future in question.
Detroit Bankrupt? Six Ways the Motor City Is Thriving
by Larry Gabrielposted Sep 06, 2013
- National media accounts of Detroit's bankruptcy miss the growing industries, strong communities, and policy changes laying the foundation's for the city's recovery.
Syria: Six Alternatives to Military Strikes
by Sarah van Gelderposted Sep 05, 2013
- Many of the legal and diplomatic processes that led to peace in other times of conflict haven't even been tried yet in Syria.
The TPP Is Another Job Killing Trade Deal—So Why Are Both Parties Supporting It?
by Natalie Pompilioposted Aug 28, 2013
- Factory owners in the United States say that the Trans-Pacific Partnership—which is being negotiated this week in Brunei—will force them to lay off workers. Yet opponents in Washington are few and far between.
Want to Change the World (and Not Get Burnt Out)? Start with Your Neighborhood
by Jay Walljasperposted Aug 27, 2013
- Starting the process of change in a place you know well makes it more doable and fun.
"It's Unstoppable": Washington's GMO-Labeling Campaign Picks Up Where California's Left Off
by Erin Sagenposted Aug 21, 2013
- If Initiative 522 succeeds, it could push manufacturers nationwide to begin labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms.