For the first time in the U.S., the city’s 49th Ward lets taxpayers directly decide how public money is spent.
A decade after the streets of Cochabamba exploded in what became known as the Water Revolt, the people of Bolivia’s third largest city filled the streets once again to commemorate the anniversary of a grassroots victory that has become known around the world.
How states and people are mobilizing to defend democracy.
Somewhere in our history, the link between inner spirituality and its expression in the world as loving social action grew faint. To renew that connection, we can draw deeply on traditions that call attention to our Oneness.
The fight against climate change has begun to reflect the colonial, top-down worldview that contributed to the problem in the first place. Mexican activist and storyteller Gustavo Esteva on a new vision—one that is radically bottom-up.
The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi & a Sheikh.
How can we protect public services while stopping the "Great Tax Shift" from corporations and the wealthy to the middle class and small businesses?
After 28 years as a primary care physician in the U.S., Dr. Ken Fabert traveled to New Zealand to see what patients and doctors think of their single-payer system.
With support from across the political spectrum—and historic leadership from President Obama—we are at a tipping point in the struggle for nuclear abolition.
Big banks don't just undermine local economies—they're bad for your wallet, too.
Can Cochabamba pick up where Copenhagen failed?
Commentary: The student loan program had become a classic case of socializing the risk and privatizing the profits. New legislation lets students skip the corporate middlemen.
A search for answers in Colombia leads two activists into the unpredictable world of Gaviotas.
With a weak climate "agreement" coming out of Copenhagen, the 350.org campaign urges citizens to get to work in 2010—whether politicians are on board or not. Here's the latest message from the campaign.
Four undocumented students are walking from Miami to Washington, D.C., risking deportation to tell the stories of immigrants living in the shadows.