People vs. corporations
Keeping private profits from getting in the way of the public good.
A Big Surprise for Chevron
posted Oct 20, 2010
- Hours before the oil giant released its new ad campaign, the Yes Men released their own version.
Making Sense of the Foreclosure Mess
by Doug Pibelposted Oct 13, 2010
- Why are mortgage holders suspending foreclosures? And what will happen to homeowners?
How We Brought Down a Dictator
by Bryan Farrell, Eric Stonerposted Oct 07, 2010
- 10 years later: A conversation with Srdja Popovic, a leader in the the nonviolent overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic.
In Kenya, Farmers Grow Their Own Way
by Heather Day, Travis Englishposted Oct 04, 2010
- Thousands of grassroots, African-led efforts are building locally rooted alternatives to the chemical agriculture promoted by the Gates Foundation and Monsanto.
Appalachia Rising for a New Economy
by Brooke Jarvisposted Sep 28, 2010
- Appalachian residents are serious about putting a stop to mountaintop removal coal mining—and building a more sustainable economy to take its place.
Corporations Ain’t People: A Musical Protest
posted Sep 14, 2010
- Video: GLEE-inspired activism for a democracy run by human beings, not corporations.
California Ballot on Global Warming Solutions
by Lynsi Burtonposted Sep 09, 2010
- Citizens argue that generating jobs shouldn't mean derailing climate action.
Students Score Victory for Honduran Workers
by Valerie Schloredtposted Sep 09, 2010
- How the "Just Pay It!" campaign on college campuses leveraged $1.5 million for Nike garment workers.
Canada-to-Texas Pipeline Plans Draw Criticism
by Laura Kaliebeposted Sep 09, 2010
- Activists and residents along the 2,000-mile proposed route fear damage to farming, ecosystems, and water from the transport of what has been called the world's dirtiest source of transportation energy.
A New Age of People Power: Lessons from the Dongria Kondh
by John Perkinsposted Sep 03, 2010
- With greater power to build alliances across boundaries, the Davids of the world are having more success throwing off the Goliaths.
Can We Cut CEO Pay Down to Size?
by Sam Pizzigatiposted Sep 01, 2010
- Corporate executives are rewarded for cutting jobs and acting irresponsibly, according to a new study. How can we curb excessive pay and hold CEOs accountable?
A Month Without Monsanto
by April Dávilaposted Aug 24, 2010
- April Dávila wondered what it would take to cut the GMO giant out of her family’s life. She found that it was far more entrenched than she’d ever realized.
A Crisis of Democracy: Real Solutions to the BP Oil Spill
by Brooke Jarvisposted Aug 23, 2010
- For Gulf residents, the BP oil spill has made the problem of unchecked corporate power painfully clear. Exxon Valdez survivor Riki Ott on why this may be the moment to overcome our political divides and take back our democracy.
Homeowners’ Rebellion: Could 62 Million Homes Be Foreclosure-Proof?
by Ellen Brownposted Aug 18, 2010
- The financial juggling that helped cause the 2008 crisis may be coming back to haunt banks—and help homeowners.
The Fight Against Fracking
by Maura Stephensposted Aug 13, 2010
- How New Yorkers won a moratorium on a drilling practice that threatens their lives, homes, and water.