People vs. corporations
Keeping private profits from getting in the way of the public good.
Meet the Crawfish-Peeling Guestworkers Who Inspired Walmart Walkouts
by Cecilia Garzaposted Oct 11, 2012
- How a few courageous workers in small-town Louisiana sparked nationwide actions demanding better wages and working conditions for those who pick, pack, stock, and sell the mega-retailer’s products.
Book Review: “99 to 1” by Chuck Collins
by Scott Gastposted Oct 09, 2012
- Inside the wealth gap that’s wrecking the world—and what we can do about it.
Lawmakers Get Graded on Equality Record
by Chuck Collinsposted Oct 09, 2012
- How do your representatives stack up when it comes to voting on policy that helps—or hinders—economic equality? Before you go to the polls, check out the Congressional Report Card for the 99%
Breastfeeding Moms Boot Nestlé from Maternity Wards
by Elizabeth Ben-Ishaiposted Oct 04, 2012
- If breastfeeding is healthier for babies, why are hospitals pushing corporate infant formula? How a growing number of states and cities are banning marketing in the maternity ward.
A Farm Bill Only Monsanto Could Love
by Corey Hillposted Oct 03, 2012
- Three provisions in the bill would make it more difficult to regulate the safety of genetically modified crops. Consumers fight back with a flurry of organizing.
Pipeline Blockade Takes to the Trees
by Candice Berndposted Sep 26, 2012
- Despite rough treatment at the hands of law enforcement, tree sitters and their allies remain steadfast in their nonviolence.
Time for Some Good Jobs Guarantees
by Brooke Jarvisposted Sep 21, 2012
- Corporations often take big helpings of public funds, saying that they’ll provide jobs in return. But how can communities make sure they deliver?
Occupy at One Appears Restless, Transformed
by Sarah Jaffeposted Sep 20, 2012
- The events of September 17, 2012, showed an Occupy Movement full of new ideas and unwilling to rest on its laurels.
How Do You Measure a Dream?
by Marina Sitrinposted Sep 17, 2012
- One year later, Marina Sitrin looks back on the Occupy movement, not as a list of victories and failures, but as a growing fabric of empowered voices.
Infographic: Occupy Movement Bears Fruit
posted Sep 17, 2012
- On the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, we gathered together just a few of the most vibrant projects taking place under the movement’s banner and put them in a visual format.
California Soccer Moms Face Off against Monsanto
by Corey Hillposted Sep 14, 2012
- A grassroots coalition of California citizens has an initiative on the ballot to require the labeling of genetically modified organisms. While Monsanto and other corporations have spent tens of millions to silence them, the initiative seems likely to succeed.
Da Vinci, van Gogh ... AT&T? Inside the Corporate Masters Series
by Sarah Guthrieposted Sep 14, 2012
- If corporations are people, what would their portraits look like? Artist Sarah Guthrie on why she defaced classic works of art for an unconventional exhibition.
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.