Walmart Strikes Fire Up Low-Wage Workers, Despite Setbacks
by Paul J. ComeauNov 30, 2012
- They were unable to put a dent in Black Friday sales, but striking Walmart workers brought the plight of low-wage workers to the forefront of the national conversation. Their action has already inspired historic protests by fast-food workers in New York City.
Walmart’s Summer of Discontent Explodes in Black Friday Strikes
by Cecilia GarzaNov 22, 2012
- Over the past year a diverse coalition of groups representing Walmart workers have broken decades of silence and united to confront the company. Now, organizers expect more than 1,000 strikes on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.
Can a “Dracula Strategy” Bring Trans-Pacific Partnership into the Sunlight?
by Lori WallachNov 21, 2012
- A highly secretive trade agreement aims to penalize countries that protect workers, consumers, and the environment. Luckily, the growing opposition goes beyond the usual trade justice suspects.
Occupy’s New Offshoot Set to Cancel Millions in Medical Debts
by Fabien TepperNov 16, 2012
- Medical debt is the cause of 62 percent of bankruptcies, say organizers of Strike Debt, which threw last night's offbeat fundraiser for their new “Rolling Jubilee.” Ordinary people donated enough money to collectively buy an estimated $5.9 million in bad debt in order to cancel it.
We Can Address “Fiscal Cliff” Without Cuts to Social Security
by Democracy Now!Nov 16, 2012
- Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman investigates the issue of the “fiscal cliff” and examines the agenda of some of those advocating for corporate tax relief.
With Rolling Jubilee, 99 Percent Beats Wall Street at Its Own Game
by James TrimarcoNov 16, 2012
- What are the implications of a social movement that has come to understand Wall Street’s financial magic?
Greenpeace’s Kumi Naidoo: Time to Stand Against Big Oil in the Arctic
by Kumi NaidooNov 13, 2012
- Oil companies—and many of our political leaders—see melting sea ice as an opportunity to drill deeper. Fortunately, you don’t have to occupy an Arctic drilling platform to join the growing movement of people who are putting themselves on the line for our planet’s future.
New Ebay Contracts: What’s in the Fine Print?
by Signe PredmoreNov 09, 2012
- Ebay’s new contracts require users to compose a letter and snail-mail it to them in order to retain the right to make legal claims against the site. Find out how, why, and what you can do about it.
Bill McKibben’s Math: Climate Change Hits Home (in a 22-City Tour)
by Phil AroneanuNov 05, 2012
- It shouldn't take a hurricane to blow open the debate about climate change. But Sandy might help 350.org prove what's at stake in a nationwide campaign to divest university endowments from the fossil fuel industry.
GMOs at the Polls: 7 Things to Tell Your Friends Before Election Day
by Frances Moore LappeNov 02, 2012
- Americans are the world’s GMO guinea pigs, say Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé. But California’s ballot initiative on labeling GMO foods would give everyone the choice to change that for themselves.
Occupy Wall Street’s Next Move: Bailing Out the People, One at a Time
by Yates McKeeOct 31, 2012
- The debt resisters of Occupy Wall Street mobilize arts, education, and media for a “People’s Bailout.”
For Some Debtors, “Coming Out” Is First Step Toward Resistance
by Chris KasperOct 31, 2012
- Chris Kasper hadn’t realized how much shame he felt for being in debt until he stood up in public and spoke about it. As much of Occupy’s energy flows into debt resistance, more people are doing the same.
Live at 8:00 EST: Occupy Wall Street’s Rolling Jubilee
by YES! online teamOct 15, 2012
- Tonight, Strike Debt brings you the Rolling Jubilee, a bailout for the 99 percent. Watch the NYC event live with us to see Occupy buy up your debt—and then abolish it.
Proposition 37 Targeted by “Misleading” Ad Campaigns
by Corey HillOct 15, 2012
- A ten-day ad blitz courtesy of companies like Cargill, Monsanto, and Syngenta has swayed many voters against a ballot initiative to label foods containing genetically modified organisms. Yet supporters still expect the initiative to pass.
Meet the Crawfish-Peeling Guestworkers Who Inspired Walmart Walkouts
by Cecilia GarzaOct 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.