How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
How the Voters of One Small County May Have Stopped 48 Million Tons of Coal
by Rachael Stoeveposted Nov 06, 2013
- In a council election unlike any other in the history of Whatcom County, voters sided with representatives believed to be against a proposed coal export facility.
Four Signs that Regular Folks Can Still Win (and One That Shows the Power of Money)
by Sarah van Gelderposted Nov 06, 2013
- Here are four cases in yesterday's election where people power won out over corporate interests. And one that went the other way.
"Anonymous" Hacktivists to Government: "You Can't Arrest Us All"
by Rachael Stoeveposted Nov 05, 2013
- In new video, the hacker collective vows to stand by those targeted by what it deems "corrupt governments."
Three Elephants Head from Zoo to 80-Acre Sanctuary
by Cynthia Danielposted Nov 01, 2013
- A specialist in animal psychology sees the decision as evidence of progress in understanding between species.
Meet the Comic Book Artist Fighting Back Against Rape Culture
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Nov 01, 2013
- Comics artist Tess Fowler has a second great talent—communicating about misogyny through social media. Warning: This article contains accounts of sexual assault and may be triggering to some people.
Hey Russell Brand, The Revolution Is Over Here! Come Join Us!
by Nur Laljiposted Oct 29, 2013
- The actor Russell Brand made headlines when he called for a "revolution" on British TV. Here are five movements working to create the "genuine alternatives" Brand said he was looking for.
A Year After Sandy, a Co-op Alliance Could Bring Jobs Back to the Rockaways
by Laura Flandersposted Oct 29, 2013
- Last year, Sandy massively disrupted of some of the East Coast’s neighborhood economies. But worker-owned cooperatives are creating jobs with real wealth and meaning.
What Were Morgan Stanley Reps Doing at a Fossil Fuel Divestment Forum?
by Rachael Stoeveposted Oct 29, 2013
- As it turns out, they were leading a workshop on how to move billions of dollars in public and nonprofit funds to sustainable investments.
Keystone XL Decision: Obama's Last Chance to Fulfill Climate Promises?
by Bill McKibbenposted Oct 28, 2013
- A presidential block of Keystone XL could help reset the international negotiations that Obama allowed to go aground at Copenhagen.
Meet the New Climate Heroes: Faces of the Frontline
by Kristin Moeposted Oct 25, 2013
- Not all of these young people focus directly on climate change in their work. But it tends to take a prominent position in their worldview, which sees issues of race, class, labor, and environment as inextricably connected.
A Win for Indigenous History at Columbia University
by Nur Laljiposted Oct 22, 2013
- Students in Columbia's Native American Council think the University could do more to acknowledge indigenous history, and they're helping to make it happen.
Why the Climate Movement Should Have No "Keystone"
by Arielle Klagsbrun, David Osborn, Maryam Andragi, Kirby Spanglerposted Oct 21, 2013
- We must call for what we really need—an end to all new fossil fuel infrastructure and extraction.
Dear Internet: Thanks for the Advice on Sex and Drinking. It's Way Better than What We Get from Slate.
by Nur Laljiposted Oct 18, 2013
- Are we starting to see a cultural shift in how our society thinks about rape? The huge online response to a Slate columnist who told women to avoid rape by not drinking suggests that it's starting to happen.
Concealed by Shutdown-Related Headlines, a Big Week in Food Politics
by Erin Sagenposted Oct 18, 2013
- In case you were distracted by Tea Party antics this week, here's a rundown of important developments in GMOs, sustainable farming, and other food news.
3 Ways Obamacare Will Help You Out (Even If You're Off the Grid)
by Shannon Hayesposted Oct 16, 2013
- Self-reliant farmer types may not think they need help from the government. But they need affordable health insurance at least as much as the rest of us.