People vs. corporations
Keeping private profits from getting in the way of the public good.
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.
These 5 Black Friday Send-Ups Remind Us to Keep Laughing, Not Shopping
by Erin Sagenposted Nov 27, 2013
- Think the "biggest shopping day of the year" has become too depraved to be funny? Let Louis C.K., Seinfeld, and South Park transform your anxiety into hilarity.
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.