People vs. corporations
Keeping private profits from getting in the way of the public good.
Nine Ways Our World Changed During the '00s
by Sarah van Gelderposted Dec 30, 2009
- Corporations get still more powerful. A middle-class living slips away from millions. Climate change becomes deadly. War, and more war. Looking back on the '00s (uh ohs) and the nine trends that changed our world.
Why Annie Leonard is Right About Cap-and-Trade
by Peter Barnesposted Dec 28, 2009
- The real question isn’t why Annie Leonard questions cap-and-trade; it’s why all environmentalists don’t support Cantwell-Collins.
Tsunami Survivors Fight for Land Rights
by Robert Reynoldsposted Dec 26, 2009
- In Thailand, the Indian Ocean tsunami allowed resort developers to push indigenous coastal communities off their land. Villages are fighting back--and winning legal rights to their homes.
Was Lehman So Long Ago?
by Robert Weissmanposted Dec 16, 2009
- While the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act makes some positive strides, what's really needed is a popular uprising for stronger regulation.
Activists Wrangle Forest Victories from Corporations
by Laura Kaliebeposted Dec 15, 2009
- Fierce pressure from activists has led several major corporations to change purchasing practices linked to deforestation.
7 Ways the Battle of Seattle Changed the World
by Fran Kortenposted Dec 01, 2009
- Ten years later, the protests of 1999 are still having an impact.
The "Battle in Seattle" at 10
by Mark Englerposted Nov 30, 2009
- WTO+10: Did the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organization actually make a difference?
Buy Nothing Day
by Berit Andersonposted Nov 25, 2009
- A non-holiday founded by a Vancouver office worker has become an international movement.
Waking Up to the Dangers of "Free Trade"
by Fran Kortenposted Nov 25, 2009
- WTO+10: When Fran Korten first started warning people about NAFTA, many had never heard of it. But the 1999 protests in Seattle showed that Americans were learning what many in the developing world had known for years: free trade agreements are not just esoteric rules about what goods can cross borders. They are about who rules—corporations or people.
The Meaning of Seattle: Truth Only Becomes True Through Action
by Walden Belloposted Nov 25, 2009
- WTO+10: Before 1999, the momentum of globalization seemed to sweep everything in front of it, including the truth. But in Seattle, ordinary women and men made truth real with collective action.
The World Turned Out in Seattle
by Anuradha Mittalposted Nov 25, 2009
- WTO+10: The 1999 protests changed America's image in the eyes of the world, crippled the WTO, and energized an international civil movement for social and economic justice.
Last Mountain Standing: Coal River Valley Residents Fight for Wind Farm
by Jed Grubbsposted Nov 24, 2009
- The last intact mountain in West Virginia's Coal River Valley is slated for mountaintop removal coal mining. Local residents have other ideas.
The Yes Men Fix the World :: Film Trailer
posted Nov 12, 2009
- Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno take on the world.
Investing in the Right Relationships
by Colin Beavanposted Nov 11, 2009
- Because we have invested so much in our relationships with corporations, community and familial relationships are weakened—to the point at which they can't provide sustenance when the corporate bond breaks.
Clash on Investment
by Sarah Andersonposted Nov 04, 2009
- Corporations are fighting for the right to sue over government actions—including health, environment, and other public interest regulations—that diminish the value of an investment.