People vs. corporations
Keeping private profits from getting in the way of the public good.
Growth or Equality: Two Competing Visions for America’s Future
by David Kortenposted Sep 11, 2012
- David Korten on how closing the wealth gap can open the way to a fairer, more prosperous economy.
Make the Connections: Poverty, Obesity, and Diabetes
by Doug Pibelposted Sep 04, 2012
- How to fight diabetes with better policy—and cut your own diabetes risk by 93 percent.
Obama Slams Citizens United
by John Bonifazposted Aug 30, 2012
- Who’s the latest supporter for a constitutional amendment to overturn the controversial Supreme Court decision? Just the President of the United States. No big deal.
Romney’s Dirtier, Deadlier Energy Future: Is There Another Way?
by Sarah van Gelderposted Aug 24, 2012
- The oil-dependent economy Romney supports is a step toward a less stable, more costly future. Renewables and energy efficiency offer real hope.
America’s Deficit Attention Disorder
by David Kortenposted Aug 10, 2012
- Money is the least of our problems. It’s time to pay attention to the real deficits that are killing us.
5 Good Ideas from Occupy’s National Gathering
by James Trimarcoposted Aug 07, 2012
- Occupiers used the National Gathering to trade ideas about what was working and what wasn’t. The 5 ideas profiled below show a movement determined to adapt and stay vibrant.
Occupy Los Angeles Blends Art & Activism
by James Trimarcoposted Aug 01, 2012
- The writing’s on the wall—literally. Occupiers in L.A. take to a new medium and spread words of protest with chalk.
Bidder 70: The Tim DeChristopher Story
by Samantha Herndonposted Aug 01, 2012
- Last year, climate activist Tim DeChristopher went to jail for bidding $1.7 million (that he didn't have) to save 22,000 acres of public land from corporate extraction.
Occupy the Dam: Brazil’s Indigenous Uprising
by John Perkinsposted Jul 23, 2012
- In the Amazonian backcountry, tribes are challenging construction of the world’s third-largest dam—by dismantling it. Here’s what they can teach us about standing up to power.
Climate Emergency Action Plan
by Sarah van Gelderposted Jul 20, 2012
- We can still avoid a devastating climate crisis, but we’ll need a World War II-level mobilization — and we’ll need to stand up to Dirty Energy.
A Student Debt Strike Force Takes Off
by Yates McKeeposted Jul 19, 2012
- Debt—and the shame that surrounds it—is the tie that binds the 99 percent. Can young people reimagine it as something productive, rather than a tool for profiteering?
States Close in on Citizens United: California, Montana, and Beyond
by John Bonifazposted Jul 13, 2012
- Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court justices behind the notorious decision struck down a century-old Montana law curbing corruption in politics. Last week, California became the largest state yet to officially join the movement to end Citizens United for good.
When You Should Vote For Book Burning
posted Jul 09, 2012
- The people of Troy, Mich. almost lost their public library—until they launched a shocking reverse-psychology campaign to convince their city it still needs books.
Occupy’s National Gathering: A Vision for the Next Step Forward?
by James Trimarcoposted Jul 06, 2012
- The movement has been accused before of lacking direction. But this week in Philadelphia, delegates to the first-ever national Occupy gathering created a streamlined vision for the change they want to see.
Trading in Democracy: Why Rights Are Still For Real People
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Jun 28, 2012
- International trade deals allow businesses to sue elected governments when corporate interests are threatened abroad. Here’s why you should care.