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People vs. corporations

Keeping private profits from getting in the way of the public good.

Asking for What Obama Promised Asking for What Obama Promised
by Madeline Ostrander
Protesters push Obama to resist the influence of the oil industry and stop the Keystone XL pipeline.
Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
To protect their water supply, Salvadorans are trying to ban corporate gold mining—and facing threats and violence as a result.
Can Communities Reclaim the Right to Say “No”? Can Communities Reclaim the Right to Say “No”?
by Mari Margil
Many communities trying to keep fracking, drilling, or big box stores out finding they don’t have the legal right. Their response? Take on the very structure of law.
A Very Civil Civil Disobedience A Very Civil Civil Disobedience
"From Henry David Thoreau, to Susan B. Anthony, to Gandhi, to King, to you." Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox on how you can help stop the disastrous development of the Canadian tar sands.
Prevent a Tar Sands Disaster Prevent a Tar Sands Disaster
by Nellis Kennedy-Howard
Why developing the tarsands has been called "world's most destructive project."
Bill McKibben: This Is Getting Exciting Bill McKibben: This Is Getting Exciting
by Bill McKibben
With thousands pledged to risk arrest at the White House to protect the Alberta tar sands, the climate movement’s biggest civil disobedience action ever is about to take Washington by storm.
Want Jobs? Rebuild the Dream Want Jobs? Rebuild the Dream
by Sarah van Gelder
Interview: Van Jones is leading a national mobilization to rebuild the middle class—through decent work, fair taxes, and opportunities for all.
What a 10-Year-Old Did for the Tar Sands What a 10-Year-Old Did for the Tar Sands
by Angela Sterritt
Why a First Nations student from British Columbia is taking on a controversial trans-Canadian pipeline project—through song.
The Best Bills of 2011 The Best Bills of 2011
by Progressive States Network
Dig beneath the gloom: 13 positive, progressive state bills that could turn things around in the years to come.
Join In: The People v. the Pipeline Join In: The People v. the Pipeline
Join us for a live Twitter chat at 8 p.m. EST with YES! executive editor Sarah van Gelder, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, and others on the controversial tar sands pipeline and the mass civil disobedience kicking off next week to fight it.
The Bookstore After Borders: Protecting Creativity from Consolidation The Bookstore After Borders: Protecting Creativity from Consolidation
by Stacy Mitchell
From books to music, why retail consolidation is bad news for creativity—and what can be done about it.
People We Love: Maria Aguinda People We Love: Maria Aguinda
by Oliver Lazenby
An indigenous elder from the Amazon takes Chevron to court.
People We Love: Mahlon Mitchell People We Love: Mahlon Mitchell
by Robert Mellinger
A Wisconsin firefighter protests for collective bargaining.
Arrivederci, Water Profiteers Arrivederci, Water Profiteers
by Daniel Moss
“Water is a common good.” Why 96 percent of Italian voters rejected their government’s push for water privatization.
How to Liberate America How to Liberate America
by David Korten
How is it that our nation is awash in money, but too broke to provide jobs and services? David Korten introduces a landmark new report, “How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule.”
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