People vs. corporations
Keeping private profits from getting in the way of the public good.
Nothing to Hide? Why Facebook's Fine Print Is Still Worth Fighting
by Erin Sagenposted Feb 24, 2014
- Devices we use every day are turning our personal data over to huge corporations. But can we win our privacy back?
As Trans-Pacific Partnership Falters, Opponents Go After Fence-Sitting Pols
by James Trimarcoposted Feb 03, 2014
- A trade deal likely to harm environmental and labor protections may be losing momentum. But it's not dead yet.
Video: New Hampshire's Campaign to Make 2016 About Money in Politics
posted Jan 27, 2014
- At a time when politicians spend more time fundraising than making policy, the New Hampshire Rebellion aims to make political corruption the number-one issue in the 2016 election cycle.
Meet the Texas Farmer Challenging the Keystone Pipeline from the Courtroom to the Plains
by Anna Simontonposted Dec 18, 2013
- Julia Trigg-Crawford claims that the state of Texas has no process to determine whether projects that seize landowners' property are really in the public benefit.
Six of the Top Ten U.S. Billionaires Are Kochs and Waltons
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Nov 22, 2013
- The profits of corporate giants that crash our economy and corrupt our politics deserve your outrage. But the efforts to curb them need your creative energy.
World Governments: If You Won't Take the Lead on Climate Change, Then the People Will
by Michael T. Klareposted Nov 19, 2013
- If governments fail to listen to mounting protests demanding clean energy, people's movements will put their futures in question.
Wikileaks Puts the TPP's Feet to the Flames—Can It Take the Heat?
by James Trimarcoposted Nov 15, 2013
- After a major leak from the agreement's secret text, people are talking about the TPP. What will it mean for the secretive trade deal's future?
Will the Tropical Island of Kauai Be the Next Front in GMO Fight?
by Maureen Nandini Mitraposted Nov 14, 2013
- Local lawmakers will vote today on whether to overturn the mayor's veto of a bill to regulate the use of pesticides on the Hawaiian island.
How the Voters of One Small County May Have Stopped 48 Million Tons of Coal
by Rachael Stoeveposted Nov 06, 2013
- In a council election unlike any other in the history of Whatcom County, voters sided with representatives believed to be against a proposed coal export facility.
Four Signs that Regular Folks Can Still Win (and One That Shows the Power of Money)
by Sarah van Gelderposted Nov 06, 2013
- Here are four cases in yesterday's election where people power won out over corporate interests. And one that went the other way.
"Anonymous" Hacktivists to Government: "You Can't Arrest Us All"
by Rachael Stoeveposted Nov 05, 2013
- In new video, the hacker collective vows to stand by those targeted by what it deems "corrupt governments."
What Were Morgan Stanley Reps Doing at a Fossil Fuel Divestment Forum?
by Rachael Stoeveposted Oct 29, 2013
- As it turns out, they were leading a workshop on how to move billions of dollars in public and nonprofit funds to sustainable investments.
Concealed by Shutdown-Related Headlines, a Big Week in Food Politics
by Erin Sagenposted Oct 18, 2013
- In case you were distracted by Tea Party antics this week, here's a rundown of important developments in GMOs, sustainable farming, and other food news.
Obama: Citizens United Helped Pave the Way to Shutdown
by Fran Kortenposted Oct 08, 2013
- So unchecked campaign spending has played a role in today’s political chaos, and the Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC could make things way, way worse. Now here’s the good news.
What 11-Year-Olds Get—and Adults Forget—About Child Labor in Chocolate
by Katrina Rabelerposted Oct 04, 2013
- Marie Hogan confronted Hershey’s about using children in its supply chain because she cares about other kids, fairness—and candy. Here’s what we can learn from her.