This Fifth-Grader Raised $200,000 to Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill by Selling Watercolors
by Christine St. Pierre, Miles BeckerApr 30, 2014
- These three young activists found creative ways to tackle issues from climate change to voting rights.
To My Friend the Climate Defeatist: Here's Why I'm Still In the Fight
by Jim ShultzApr 29, 2014
- It is good to mourn for what's being lost. But giving up just gives the fossil fuel industry what it wants.
When This Teacher’s Ethnic Studies Classes Were Banned, His Students Took the District to Court—and Won
by Jing FongApr 25, 2014
- Curtis Acosta's classes in Mexican American Studies gave kids pride in their heritage—until the Arizona Legislature canceled them. That's when his students became activists, and some real-life lessons began.
Meet the Real-Life Inmates Fighting for Mothers' Rights at "Orange Is the New Black" Prison
by Victoria LawApr 25, 2014
- On issue after issue, women prisoners have learned to be their own strongest advocates.
When Big Money Controls Big Media, There’s a Big Decline in Democracy
by David KortavaApr 23, 2014
- “Dollarocracy” examines innovations in other democratic nations to solve our money-in-politics crisis.
They Started by Blockading a Bus Full of Detainees—And Went on to Shake Up the Immigration Debate
by Rachael StoeveApr 16, 2014
- A look at the growing influence of undocumented voices in the movement for immigrant rights.
Why Saul Alinsky, Author of "Rules" for Social Change, Would Probably Break Them Today
by Mark Engler, Paul EnglerApr 10, 2014
- Most organizers today believe that Alinsky taught to focus on building organizations and not social movements. But the author's own political work shows a more flexible approach.
How Better Health Care for the Poor Makes a Stronger Economy for All
by Imara JonesApr 07, 2014
- By keeping workers healthy, the Affordable Care Act will help the working poor achieve greater financial stability—and will probably boost the economy as well.
Get Intersectional! (Or, Why Your Movement Can't Go It Alone)
by Kristin MoeApr 04, 2014
- "Intersectionality" has evolved from a theory of how oppression works to a notion of how people can fight it.
The Supreme Court Just Gave You One More Reason to Join the Clean Elections Movement
by Fran KortenApr 03, 2014
- The McCutcheon decision will boost the political power of the one percent at the expense of the rest of us. But it also adds to the urgency of the movement that's working to take back our democracy.
Edward Snowden's TED Talk Offers Guided Tour of NSA Leaks
Mar 21, 2014
- The former NSA contractor, who is living in asylum in Russia, spoke from the screen of a wheeled robot.
Proponent of Bush Administration’s No Child Left Behind Law: “I Was Wrong”
by Scott NineMar 14, 2014
- In her new book, Diane Ravitch—one of the leading thinkers behind the controversial Bush-era law—explores how the faulty logic of high-stakes testing, charter school expansion, and privatization hinders education.
These Seattle Teachers Boycotted Standardized Testing—and Sparked a Nationwide Movement
by Diane BrooksMar 14, 2014
- Parents, students, and teachers all over the country have joined the revolt to liberate our kids from a test-obsessed education system.
Video: Can Co-Ops Curb Poverty In New York City?
by Laura FlandersMar 14, 2014
- Of the many businesses in New York, only 23 are worker co-ops. But those that exist have a strong record of raising wages and reducing poverty, especially in low-income communities like city councilmember Maria del Carmen Arroyo's South Bronx district.
W. Virginia's Grassroots Response to Water Crisis: A Movement in the Making?
by Dana KuhnlineMar 13, 2014
- Community responses to the Elk River chemical spill draw on West Virginia's long, proud history of grassroots work for environmental and economic justice.