People vs. corporations
Keeping private profits from getting in the way of the public good.
Should Your Town Have the Right to Ban Fracking? These Laws Will Have to Change First
by Mari Margilposted Aug 27, 2014
- Unless the legal foundation for local self-governance is truly built on the rights of communities, victories like the one in New York can easily be overturned.
Red and Blue States Agree on Taxing Corporations More (And Lots of Other Stuff)
by Miriam Axel-Luteposted Jul 09, 2014
- When you ask Americans specific questions about the policies they support, it turns out we're not so polarized after all.
Anti-Homeless Spikes? Heartless. Cementing Over Them? Ingenious.
by Molly Ruskposted Jun 26, 2014
- Londoners have made their feelings clear about a corporate "solution" to the problem of homelessness—and the company listened.
Return of Hometown News: Old-School Reporters and Citizen Journalists Unite to Bring it Back
by Dan Kennedyposted Jun 13, 2014
- Filling a void left by big city newspapers, online projects combine community news, journalism, and conversations with our neighbors.
Meet 6 Nutrition Blogger Moms Who Crashed the McDonald's Shareholder Meeting
by YES! Editorsposted May 22, 2014
- Current trends suggest one in three kids will develop Type 2 diabetes as adults. These moms told McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson what they think about the fast food industry targeting their kids.
Our Economy Wants You to Be In Debt—5 Things You Can Do to Take Charge
by Liz Pleasantposted May 21, 2014
- We pored through a debt-resistance manual created by former Occupiers to bring you these practical tips.
Portland Is First U.S. City to Divest Funds from Walmart
by Laura Garcia, Molly Ruskposted May 16, 2014
- The initiative also prohibits the city from purchasing Walmart bonds in the future.
Can We Keep the Internet Free?
by Candace Clementposted May 14, 2014
- The struggle to save the world's greatest communication network.
To My Friend the Climate Defeatist: Here's Why I'm Still In the Fight
by Jim Shultzposted Apr 29, 2014
- It is good to mourn for what's being lost. But giving up just gives the fossil fuel industry what it wants.
When Big Money Controls Big Media, There’s a Big Decline in Democracy
by David Kortavaposted Apr 23, 2014
- “Dollarocracy” examines innovations in other democratic nations to solve our money-in-politics crisis.
They Started by Blockading a Bus Full of Detainees—And Went on to Shake Up the Immigration Debate
by Rachael Stoeveposted Apr 16, 2014
- A look at the growing influence of undocumented voices in the movement for immigrant rights.
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.