How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
Get Apocalyptic: Why Radical is the New Normal
by Robert Jensenposted May 24, 2013
- Feeling anxious about life in a broken economy on a strained planet? Turn despair into action.
March Against Monsanto: Saturday’s Fight for Food Freedom Spreads to 36 Countries
by Ken Butiganposted May 23, 2013
- This weekend, people in 250 cities on 6 continents will march against meddling in the global food supply by Monsanto—the company that brought us Agent Orange, Dioxin, PCBs, and the bovine growth hormone.
For a Future that Won’t Destroy Life on Earth, Look to the Global Indigenous Uprising
by Kristin Moeposted May 23, 2013
- Idle No More is the latest incarnation of an age-old movement for life that doesn't depend on infinite extraction and growth. Now, armed with Twitter and Facebook, once-isolated groups from Canada to South America are exchanging resources and support like never before.
How a Radical Group of American Nuns Shook Up the Vatican to Better the World
by Valerie Schloredtposted May 21, 2013
- “Band of Sisters” shows why a humble group of women fell under Vatican investigation for seeing the causes—not just the symptoms—of injustice.
Georgia Professors Teach Undocumented Students—for Free
by Chris Francisposted May 20, 2013
- Georgia is one of three states that exclude undocumented students from full access to higher education. "Freedom University" operates on the principle that “you can stop me from going to a UGA classroom, but you can’t stop a UGA professor from teaching me.”
Will the 99% Outbid the Billionaires Trying to Buy the LA Times?
by YES! online staffposted May 16, 2013
- A new player has joined the high-stakes bidding war over the Tribune Company, which owns some of America’s largest newspapers: the people of the United States.
Marriage Equality for Minnesota? You Betcha!
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted May 16, 2013
- In just six months, the “Land of Lakes” went from debating a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, to legalizing it this week. One proud resident on celebrating change in one of our more politically quirky states.
Fracking the Suburbs: An Explosive Combination?
by Peter Pearsallposted May 15, 2013
- As oil and gas get harder to find, the industry is drilling in suburbia—and the neighbors aren’t pleased.
The Farm Bill’s “Government Handouts”: Who Really Benefits?
by Shannon Hayesposted May 14, 2013
- There’s nothing like talk of “government handouts” to get people upset. But when it comes to farm bill, the real culprits might not be who you think they are.
Why Sharing News About Solutions Is a Revolutionary Act
by Frances Moore Lappéposted May 10, 2013
- Scary stories of kidnappings and explosions lead our news feeds, but it's the good news that helps break down the myth of our own powerlessness.
Marriage Equality Victories Show How Change Happens, One Step at a Time
by Gar Alperovitzposted May 09, 2013
- Before 2004, no state allowed same-sex marriage. Today, it's legal in 12 states and the District of Columbia. If you want to see how political progress is made, look to the local level.
Would Smokey the Bear Get Arrested to Stop Fracking?
by Peter Rughposted May 09, 2013
- When artist Lopi LaRoe used Smokey the Bear imagery to encourage anti-fracking activism, the Forest Service threatened her with a lawsuit.
Not Your Father’s Union Movement: NYC’s Young Workers Committee
posted May 03, 2013
- The Young Workers Committee of New York’s transit union was out on the streets in a vibrant march. This video shows the group rallying, taking over an official’s office, and using the Occupy-style “people’s mic.”
Rights, Not Riots: What Seattle’s May Day Was Really All About
by Peter Pearsallposted May 02, 2013
- The largest march on May Day in Seattle was about immigrant families and their supporters standing together for human rights. Not to be confused with the rowdiness that took place later in the day.
Boston Aftermath Shows a Nation Less—Not More—Afraid of Muslims
by Pramila Jayapalposted May 01, 2013
- Despite the horrific attacks and media slurs that followed the Boston bombing, the behavior of ordinary people and elected representatives shows improved tolerance of muslims and other immigrants.