People vs. corporations
Keeping private profits from getting in the way of the public good.
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.
Six Good Things Occupy Wall Street Made Possible (That You Probably Already Take for Granted)
by James Trimarcoposted Sep 17, 2013
- Now that the encampments are gone, what do we have to show for our movement? As it turns out, quite a bit.
Chevron Pollutes, Here's What the People Did Back
by Sven Eberleinposted Sep 12, 2013
- The oil giant reputation it becoming notorious as shareholders, mayors, and indigenous people criticize its actions.
The TPP Is Another Job Killing Trade Deal—So Why Are Both Parties Supporting It?
by Natalie Pompilioposted Aug 28, 2013
- Factory owners in the United States say that the Trans-Pacific Partnership—which is being negotiated this week in Brunei—will force them to lay off workers. Yet opponents in Washington are few and far between.
Four Ways to Escape the NSA Dragnet
by Nick Pearsonposted Aug 05, 2013
- Start by switching to an alternative search engine, using an alias on Facebook, and supporting allied nonprofits.
Striking Fast Food Workers: “We Can’t Survive on $7.25”
by Lauren Feeneyposted Aug 02, 2013
- A movement to improve pay and work conditions in America’s fast food restaurants appears to be gathering steam.
Delaware Is 15th State to Seek Overrule of Citizens United
by James Trimarcoposted Jun 11, 2013
- Eight in ten Americans oppose the Supreme Court ruling, which allows unlimited corporate spending on U.S. elections. Delaware is the latest state to demand that Congress step in and overturn it.
Pro-Fracking Greens Called Out in Ecologist’s New Manifesto
by Jeff Biggersposted Jun 06, 2013
- In a statement, ecologist Sandra Steingraber denounced Illinois’ new fracking regulations and described the need for a movement dedicated to abolishing fracking nationwide.