How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
Why You Need to Know About a Gross Thing Called #GamerGate—And the Women Who Fight It
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Oct 22, 2014
- We can learn a lot about the future of culture wars from a “movement” of video game players angry about efforts to make gaming more welcoming for women.
Denmark Becomes Second Country to Let Citizens Choose Their Gender Without Having Surgery
by Tom Lawsonposted Oct 21, 2014
- A new law allows transgender citizens to decide their own gender—and all it takes is a piece of paper.
Yes, They’re Mostly Students Occupying a Public Square. But Here’s Why Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Different
by John Fefferposted Oct 20, 2014
- Hong Kong’s “Occupy Central” movement is neither revolutionary nor subversive: It’s a basic demand for a more responsive and accountable government.
Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy—The Story Begins in Navajo Country
by Mary Hansenposted Oct 17, 2014
- A proposed community-owned solar project on an abandoned coal mine in Arizona illustrates how cooperative economics make it possible to stop extracting fossil fuels—without leaving workers behind.
#FergusonOctober: Clergy Go “Toe-to-Toe” with Police as Moral Mondays Arrive in Missouri
by Liz Pleasant, Nur Laljiposted Oct 16, 2014
- The weekend brought seekers of racial justice in Missouri to the police station, the university, and the local Wal-Mart—the scene of another recent police shooting of a young black man.
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.
My Cousin Was Shot Dead by a Police Officer. Here’s What It Means for the New Economy Movement
by Anand Jahiposted Oct 14, 2014
- Many opportunities exist for collaboration between the movements for racial justice and for an economy that works for everyone.
When Poverty Was the Enemy, Not the Poor
by Tom Eblenposted Oct 09, 2014
- The poverty rate in the U.S. would be 15 percent higher if not for the War on Poverty and government anti-poverty programs since 1967.
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.
Naomi Klein Tells YES!: People’s Climate March Is a “Glimpse of the Movement We Need”
by Sarah van Gelderposted Oct 03, 2014
- Naomi Klein’s powerful new book explains why not only can the climate movement win—but it’s our best chance at overturning some of history’s greatest injustices.
A Wall Street Equity Firm Evicted My Family. We’re Still Searching for a Home
by Michael Donleyposted Oct 03, 2014
- Our experience strengthened our resolve to fight for housing as a human right.
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.
Why a Tiny Decrease in Unemployment Means a Big Pay Raise for the Poor
by Dean Bakerposted Oct 01, 2014
- A sustained one-percentage-point decline in the unemployment rate is associated with a 9.4 percent rise in the wages of workers in the bottom quintile of the wage distribution.
Three Projects that Block Violence Against Women By Bringing Communities Together
by Victoria Lawposted Sep 30, 2014
- These projects show how everyday people can address violence in our own communities by break through the silence to interrupt abuse.
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?