Return of Hometown News: Old-School Reporters and Citizen Journalists Unite to Bring it Back
by Dan KennedyJun 13, 2014
- Filling a void left by big city newspapers, online projects combine community news, journalism, and conversations with our neighbors.
Meet 6 Nutrition Blogger Moms Who Crashed the McDonald's Shareholder Meeting
by YES! EditorsMay 22, 2014
- Current trends suggest one in three kids will develop Type 2 diabetes as adults. These moms told McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson what they think about the fast food industry targeting their kids.
Our Economy Wants You to Be In Debt—5 Things You Can Do to Take Charge
by Liz PleasantMay 21, 2014
- We pored through a debt-resistance manual created by former Occupiers to bring you these practical tips.
Portland Is First U.S. City to Divest Funds from Walmart
by Laura Garcia, Molly RuskMay 16, 2014
- The initiative also prohibits the city from purchasing Walmart bonds in the future.
Can We Keep the Internet Free?
by Candace ClementMay 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 ShultzApr 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 KortavaApr 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 Raye StoeveApr 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 SagenFeb 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 TrimarcoFeb 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
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 SimontonDec 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 SagenNov 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 BroadNov 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. KlareNov 19, 2013
- If governments fail to listen to mounting protests demanding clean energy, people's movements will put their futures in question.