How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
Are Corporations People?
posted Jan 21, 2010
- Video: The Supreme Court has granted private for-profit corporations the right to contribute unlimited funds to political campaigns. What can citizens do to protect democracy?
Year One: How Did Obama Do on Foreign Policy?
by John Fefferposted Jan 20, 2010
- The Obama administration banned torture and worked toward nuclear disarmament... but also escalated U.S. military operations. John Feffer gives it a C minus.
Turning Back the Doomsday Clock
by Joe Copelandposted Jan 19, 2010
- The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists says the world is at a turning point when it comes to tackling nuclear war and climate change, "the two gravest threats to civilization."
Between Overworked and Out of Work
by Dean Bakerposted Jan 15, 2010
- Giving employers incentives to offer paid time off would boost employment, stimulate the economy, and help the U.S. move toward a healthier life-work balance.
The Power of Nonviolent Movements
by Bryan Farrellposted Jan 14, 2010
- Anti-nuclear activist Jonathan Schell offers motivation and tactical advice to the new generation of climate activists.
Obama Needs Our Help
by Jonathan Roweposted Jan 14, 2010
- Jonathan Rowe: With presidents constrained by forces we can’t even see, the story of presidential achievement is in large measure the story of the movements that make action possible.
Move Your Money
posted Jan 13, 2010
- Move Your Money is a growing national movement to switch money out of big, national banks and into local, community banks. A video paralleling "It's a Wonderful Life" promotes the campaign.
Reaping the Dividends of Reduced Emissions
by Mike Sandlerposted Jan 13, 2010
- California residents stand to gain a lot from the state's efforts to cap greenhouse gases: less pollution, greener infrastructure, and a yearly check in the mailbox.
What You Can Do to Help Haiti
by Sarah van Gelderposted Jan 13, 2010
- The best options for helping the Haitian people recover from the devastating January 12 earthquake.
"Regulators Should No Longer Ignore Rigorous Science"
by Sandra Diazposted Jan 11, 2010
- In a broad new study, scientists conclude that the impacts of mountaintop removal are "pervasive and irreversible."
Transition Albany: A Local Response to Climate Change
by Pamela O'Malley Changposted Jan 06, 2010
- Meet Catherine Sutton, the initiator of Transition Albany—the effort of a 1.7-square-mile California town (population 16,500+) to transform itself into a self-reliant and resilient community.
EPA Implements Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule
by Rik Langendoenposted Jan 06, 2010
- An EPA rule requiring large polluters to report greenhouse gases went into effect December 29, 2009.
12 Innovations From the '00s That Could Save Us
by Sarah van Gelderposted Jan 01, 2010
- With climate disruption, war, and a faltering economy, the '00s were tough. Still, seeds were sewn for a more green and egalitarian 2010s. And peoples movements offer the power to make real change happen.
Nine Ways Our World Changed During the '00s
by Sarah van Gelderposted Dec 30, 2009
- Corporations get still more powerful. A middle-class living slips away from millions. Climate change becomes deadly. War, and more war. Looking back on the '00s (uh ohs) and the nine trends that changed our world.
It's Time For Direct Action and Compassion on Climate
by Michael Naglerposted Dec 30, 2009
- After Copenhagen, now it's up to us. We need to pluck up courage, drop our usual routines, go beyond our comfort zones, and take some risks.