People vs. corporations
Keeping private profits from getting in the way of the public good.
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.
Occupy: The National Gathering
by Jake Blumgartposted Jun 27, 2012
- Occupiers from around the country will gather to discuss the future of the movement. What's at stake?
In Ohio, the People Push Back on Fracking
by Joshua Kahn Russellposted Jun 26, 2012
- Tired of waiting for their leaders to ban the destructive drilling practice, citizens passed their own resolution—and took over the Statehouse to make it heard.
Wisconsin’s Uprising: It’s Not Over
by Andy Krollposted Jun 11, 2012
- The recall failed. So what’s next for the Cheddar Revolution?
Use the People’s Veto to End Citizens United
by Fran Kortenposted Jun 08, 2012
- Widespread, multi-sector activism is exactly what is needed to amend the constitution.
Dear Bank of America, We’re Not Leaving Our Homes
by Amy B. Deanposted Jun 05, 2012
- The fight against unjust evictions just got fiercer as the national Occupy movement joins forces with community anti-foreclosure groups.
Street Credibility: Homeless Protesters Fight For Recognition
by Claudia Roweposted Jun 05, 2012
- Do corporations have an obligation to help the poor in their communities? These unconventional occupiers think so.
From Sitting In to Taking Over: A Worker-Owned Cooperative at Republic Windows and Doors
by Yana Kunichoffposted Jun 04, 2012
- Once a symbol of worker mistreatment and the failures of the financial system, the famous Chicago factory may soon be run cooperatively by its workers.
What Comes Next?: Building on Occupy and the 99% Spring
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted May 30, 2012
- Many movements, many similar messages. What could the increasing cooperation between protesters mean for the future of the 99 percent?
The Rise of the New Economy Movement
by Gar Alperovitzposted May 23, 2012
- There’s economic reform, and then there’s economic transformation. How entrepreneurs, activists, and theorists are laying the groundwork for a very different economy.
Fighting Foreclosure Together
by Laura Gottesdienerposted May 21, 2012
- The demand for housing justice is bringing activists from different ideologies together to fight—and win—against foreclosures.
Endowment Activism: How Students Can Move Big Money
by Martha van Gelderposted May 17, 2012
- Think broke students have no power to influence Wall Street? Think again.