Eric Stoner responds to Stephen Zunes: Yes, nonviolent movements have achieved important democratic and political reforms. But if they fail to address the divide between rich and poor, are they really success stories?
"The Energy Learning Curve", a Public Agenda poll, and additional polling data show America's changing attitude to climate action.
Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno take on the world.
Because we have invested so much in our relationships with corporations, community and familial relationships are weakened—to the point at which they can't provide sustenance when the corporate bond breaks.
Left homeless after Hurricane Katrina, she fights for communities that will suffer most from climate impacts.
A former Obama campaigner helps neighbors find talented green workers to make their homes climate-friendly.
The massive nonviolent movement that put pressure on the coup government may be only the first chapter of an important and prolonged struggle for justice in one of Latin America’s poorest and most inequitable countries.
Ecumenical author Karen Armstrong wished for a Charter for Compassion, a yardstick for global empathy crafted from the input of tens of thousands of religious and secular people all over the world. She says that a version of the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," is present in all major world religions.
The U.S. House of Representatives condemned a UN report accusing Israel of crimes against civilians during the war in Gaza. Though the House accused the report of a bias against Israel, the original version, by the Jewish South African judge Richard Goldstone, found evidence that both Israel and Hamas had committed war crimes.
As Washington debates financial regulations, corporations are fighting for the right to sue over government actions—including health, environment, and other public interest regulations—that diminish the value of an investment.
Thousands of people voted to protect nine basic rights, ranging from the right of the environment to exist and flourish to the rights of residents to have a locally based economy and to determine the future of their neighborhoods.
A historic worldwide deliberative survey represents a milestone in democracy at the global level and a challenge to pessimists who say it’s impossible to negotiate a new international climate change treaty this year.
In the run-up to UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen, a powerful global movement for climate action is emerging.
After another round of massive bonuses to the financial industry, Hip Hop historian and activist Davey D wonders where all the protesters are.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Elinor Ostrom proved that people can—and do—work together to manage commonly-held resources without degrading them.