Why a Tiny Decrease in Unemployment Means a Big Pay Raise for the Poor
by Dean BakerOct 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 LawSep 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 ShultzSep 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?
Incredible Hulk and Former Goldman Sachs Guy Are Among the Many Pulling $50 Billion Out of Fossil Fuels
by Chuck CollinsSep 25, 2014
- “Divest from fossil fuels and invest in a clean energy future. Move your money out of the problem and into solutions.”
7 Practical Ideas for Compassionate Communities, From Free College to Debt Relief
by Shannan StollSep 25, 2014
- It's not hard to bring a little more equality into each others' lives.
Nurses’ Unions Send Thousands to Climate March, Call Global Warming a “Health Care Emergency”
by Yessenia FunesSep 24, 2014
- The nurses’ unions focus on health gives them a unique perspective on climate change among organized labor.
Young Climate Marchers: Support From Boomers Makes Us Feel Less Alone
by Kristin MoeSep 24, 2014
- “It makes me feel happy and inspired that we have people of all generations who are thinking that more drastic, extraordinary actions are necessary.”
Can a “Firewall Strategy” Keep Big Energy Out of Climate Talks? It Worked for Fighting Tobacco
by Alexis GoldsteinSep 19, 2014
- Kicking the polluters out of the negotiations may sound like wishful thinking. But there is a precedent: the global effort to regulate the tobacco industry.
Watch Out Wall Street, Climate Marchers Are Coming For You Next
by Yates McKeeSep 19, 2014
- A sit-in planned for the day after the People’s Climate March will call out the role of Wall Street in climate change.
Stanford's Coal Divestment: Meet 2 Students—And 1 President—Who Made It Happen
by Dana DrugmandSep 18, 2014
- The movement to persuade schools to divest from fossil fuels has taken off around the country. Meet a few people who helped get Stanford’s money out of coal.
Most Social Change Groups Grapple with White Privilege—But This Book Can Help
by Joshua Kahn RussellSep 17, 2014
- The work of activism is full of messy contradictions. In “Towards Collective Liberation,” Chris Crass breaks down the influence of racism and patriarchy, including helpful how-tos—like “Twenty Careful Steps Toward Anti-sexist Action.”
Occupy Offshoot Cancels $4 Million in Predatory Student Loans—and Starts a Debtors Union
by Liz Pleasant, Christa Hillstrom, James TrimarcoSep 17, 2014
- First, they started buying up—and canceling—individuals’ medical debt. Now the people behind Rolling Jubilee are taking on student loans from a for-profit university that exploits the poor—and the whole debt system could be next.
See How the National Park Service Rocks Instagram
by Mary HansenSep 16, 2014
- There’s no better way to celebrate America’s public lands than to visit them. But these Instagram accounts are a nice substitute for times when you can’t.
Video: Hip-Hop Star Boots Riley Is “Brother Earth”
Sep 16, 2014
- You already know his mom. But there’s a new talking planet on the scene, and climate change is messing with his style.
Why the People’s Climate March Won’t Stop Climate Change (And 5 Ways to Go Further)
by Quincy SaulSep 16, 2014
- An incisive critique of the People’s Climate March comes with a list of ways to step up our game.