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People vs. corporations

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

What Were Morgan Stanley Reps Doing at a Fossil Fuel Divestment Forum? What Were Morgan Stanley Reps Doing at a Fossil Fuel Divestment Forum?
by Rachael Stoeve
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 Concealed by Shutdown-Related Headlines, a Big Week in Food Politics
by Erin Sagen
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 Obama: Citizens United Helped Pave the Way to Shutdown
by Fran Korten
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 What 11-Year-Olds Get—and Adults Forget—About Child Labor in Chocolate
by Katrina Rabeler
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) Six Good Things Occupy Wall Street Made Possible (That You Probably Already Take for Granted)
by James Trimarco
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 Chevron Pollutes, Here's What the People Did Back
by Sven Eberlein
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? The TPP Is Another Job Killing Trade Deal—So Why Are Both Parties Supporting It?
by Natalie Pompilio
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 Four Ways to Escape the NSA Dragnet
by Nick Pearson
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” Striking Fast Food Workers: “We Can’t Survive on $7.25”
by Lauren Feeney
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 Delaware Is 15th State to Seek Overrule of Citizens United
by James Trimarco
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 Pro-Fracking Greens Called Out in Ecologist’s New Manifesto
by Jeff Biggers
In a statement, ecologist Sandra Steingraber denounced Illinois’ new fracking regulations and described the need for a movement dedicated to abolishing fracking nationwide.
March Against Monsanto: Saturday’s Fight for Food Freedom Spreads to 36 Countries March Against Monsanto: Saturday’s Fight for Food Freedom Spreads to 36 Countries
by Ken Butigan
This weekend, people in 250 cities on 6 continents will march against meddling in the global food supply by Monsanto—the company that brought us Agent Orange, Dioxin, PCBs, and the bovine growth hormone.
Will the 99% Outbid the Billionaires Trying to Buy the LA Times? Will the 99% Outbid the Billionaires Trying to Buy the LA Times?
by YES! online staff
A new player has joined the high-stakes bidding war over the Tribune Company, which owns some of America’s largest newspapers: the people of the United States.
Florida Farmworkers March 200 Miles for a Fairer Tomato Florida Farmworkers March 200 Miles for a Fairer Tomato
by YES! online staff
After marching halfway across the state of Florida, members of the Immokalee Coalition of Farmworkers got fired up at a rally in front of Publix headquarters in Lakeland, Fla. Here’s some of what they had to say.
Arab Spring Breakers: 50,000 Gather in Tunisia to Plan People-Powered Economy Arab Spring Breakers: 50,000 Gather in Tunisia to Plan People-Powered Economy
by Signe Predmore
Tens of thousands of people from around the world gathered in Tunisia last week to talk about creating a fairer world. Here are some of the hottest topics from the panels in Tunis.
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