How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
The Poor as Customers?
posted Sep 18, 2009
- John Harvey reviews Michael Edwards' Just Another Emperor? The Myths and Realities of Philantrocapitalism
Push Back Against Big Money
by Fran Kortenposted Sep 18, 2009
- No matter how hard we worked during the 2008 election, our voice, our presence, our money is even more important now.
Weapons of Mass Democracy
by Stephen Zunesposted Sep 16, 2009
- Here’s evidence that nonviolence is the most powerful tool to promote democracy and overthrow tyranny.
Advertisers Pull Support from Glenn Beck
by Susie Shuttsposted Sep 12, 2009
- Petition convinces companies to dissociate themselves from 'racially divisive' rhetoric.
The Power of "Why?"
by Andrea Batista Schlesingerposted Sep 09, 2009
- Students in Hampton, Virginia, and Brooklyn, New York, learn that asking questions is more powerful than memorizing answers.
Teens Talk to 90-Somethings
by Sean Roseposted Sep 09, 2009
- Teens in Rabun County, Georgia, are tapping into the memories of 90-year-olds in an effort to protect the culture of southern Appalachia.
Udaipur Hands Down Skills
by Lynsi Burtonposted Sep 09, 2009
- Shikshantar believes anyone can be a teacher and when people collaborate, they can develop a “culture of learning.”
Volunteers Teach Healing Arts
by Louise Dunlapposted Sep 09, 2009
- Inspired by Paulo Freire’s work in the 1960s, Capacitar International teaches practices such as tai chi, acupressure and mindfulness, to volunteers. They then teach those skills in traumatized communities in places like Guatemala, Israel, Palestine, Rwanda, and Ireland.
The Personal IS Powerful
by Colin Beavanposted Sep 09, 2009
- No Impact Man says we shouldn't be distracted by attacking each others' methods of confronting climate change—only by uniting behind the same agenda can we hope for change in the very little time we have to effect it.
FCC Supports an Open Internet
by Megan Tadyposted Sep 03, 2009
- A victory in the fight to protect public, democratic access to the Internet.
Can Europe Pop the U.S. CEO Pay Bubble?
by Sarah Andersonposted Sep 02, 2009
- While the U.S. executives who caused the economic meltdown benefit from bailout money, Europe is stepping forward to cap CEO bonuses.
Signs of Life :: Legal Settlements Protect Voters
by Susie Shuttsposted Aug 28, 2009
- Organizations in Ohio, Missouri, and elsewhere are correcting problems that prevented thousands of people from voting in recent elections.
Health Care Déjà Vu
by Brooke Jarvisposted Aug 28, 2009
- Can health care reform that does not build on the universal right to health care be successful?
Upgrading the Way We Do Politics
by Sandy Heierbacherposted Aug 21, 2009
- Is it really democracy without space for dialogue and deliberation? How to cut through the yelling and get something done.
Five Ways to Reschool on the Interweb
by Melia Dickerposted Aug 14, 2009
- Here are five types of online resources to educate you from the comfort of your couch.