It took a while, but Wisconsin shows that the poor and middle class of the U.S. may be ready to push back. Madison may be only the beginning.
“We had no other alternative.” An interview with poet Wendell Berry midway through his four-day sit-in in the Kentucky governor’s office.
Our current economic choice is not between capitalism and communism. It is between locally accountable Main Street markets and Wall Street central planning by predatory global financiers.
Can local laws have a real effect on the power of giant corporations?
Through their accounting slight of hand, Wall Street illusionists convince even themselves that they are enriching society rather than preying on it.
Environmentalists say nature should have legally recognized rights. But what does that really mean?
The FCC’s new rules on Net Neutrality open the Internet to corporate discrimination. But it’s not too late to preserve Internet freedom.
The need to get money out of politics may be the one thing Americans agree on.
What it’s like to respond to an environmental and democratic crisis—and where we go from here.
Artist Robert Shetterly remembers a coal miner's daughter who took on the coal industry.
Experts call for Constitutional amendment to take back democracy from corporations.
A historic new ordinance bans natural gas drilling while elevating community decision making and the rights of nature over the “rights” associated with corporate personhood.
Do you know who your fisherman is?
Each of us can help build a resilient financial system that will serve real people in real communities.
The 2010 midterm elections—the first since Citizens United opened the floodgates to corporate campaign cash—were the most expensive in history. So what happens next?