How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
3 Ways to Make Your Vote Count in a Money-Soaked Election
by Fran Kortenposted Sep 19, 2012
- Your favored candidates may be outspent, but if they out-organize, they may be able to prevail.
A Graceful Exit: Taking Charge at the End of Life
by Claudia Roweposted Sep 19, 2012
- How can we break the silence about what happens when we’re dying?
Occupy Wall Street
posted Sep 19, 2012
- Ongoing coverage of the people's movement to take back our democracy and build a new economy.
How Do You Measure a Dream?
by Marina Sitrinposted Sep 17, 2012
- One year later, Marina Sitrin looks back on the Occupy movement, not as a list of victories and failures, but as a growing fabric of empowered voices.
Infographic: Occupy Movement Bears Fruit
posted Sep 17, 2012
- On the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, we gathered together just a few of the most vibrant projects taking place under the movement’s banner and put them in a visual format.
Occupy Your Victories: Occupy Wall Street’s First Anniversary
by Rebecca Solnitposted Sep 17, 2012
- Rebecca Solnit provides an inspiring panorama of triumphs that Occupiers helped achieve in just one short year. She urges us to stay in it for the long haul.
California Soccer Moms Face Off against Monsanto
by Corey Hillposted Sep 14, 2012
- A grassroots coalition of California citizens has an initiative on the ballot to require the labeling of genetically modified organisms. While Monsanto and other corporations have spent tens of millions to silence them, the initiative seems likely to succeed.
Da Vinci, van Gogh ... AT&T? Inside the Corporate Masters Series
by Sarah Guthrieposted Sep 14, 2012
- If corporations are people, what would their portraits look like? Artist Sarah Guthrie on why she defaced classic works of art for an unconventional exhibition.
How Occupy Made Me Stronger
by Grace Davieposted Sep 13, 2012
- Although she wasn’t politically active before Occupy Wall Street, Grace Davie threw herself deeply into the movement. One year later, she finds herself braver, wiser, and stronger in her personal life.
Building Progressive Momentum: 5 Ballot Initiatives Lead the Way
by Charles Monacoposted Sep 12, 2012
- From challenging Citizens United to protecting collective bargaining rights, grassroots groups are using ballot initiatives to push back against austerity initiatives and revitalize our economy.
Growth or Equality: Two Competing Visions for America’s Future
by David Kortenposted Sep 11, 2012
- David Korten on how closing the wealth gap can open the way to a fairer, more prosperous economy.
5 Issues this Election Should Be About, and One to Drop
by Sarah van Gelderposted Sep 11, 2012
- Cutting through the campaign rhetoric and attack ads, here are five issues we believe should be at the center of the 2012 election, plus one that has no place in the public sphere.
A Small Business Boost from ... Regulations?
by Brooke Jarvisposted Sep 07, 2012
- Do regulations really hurt small businesses? Or do businesses thrive when local residents can afford their services, and a good quality of life attracts skilled workers?
No Papers, No Fear: Risking Deportation at the DNC
by Molly Knefelposted Sep 06, 2012
- Why did ten undocumented immigrants choose to get arrested in Charlotte, even when they knew they could face deportation?
7 Ways to End the Deficit (Without Throwing Grandma Under the Bus)
by John Cavanaghposted Sep 05, 2012
- A new study suggests that ending the deficit doesn’t have to hurt, just as long as we cut in the right places. John Cavanagh finds seven places where budget cuts can create a more just, more secure, and more sustainable country.