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People vs. corporations

Keeping private profits from getting in the way of the public good.

Make the Connections: Poverty, Obesity, and Diabetes Make the Connections: Poverty, Obesity, and Diabetes
by Doug Pibel
How to fight diabetes with better policy—and cut your own diabetes risk by 93 percent.
Obama Slams Citizens United Obama Slams Citizens United
by John Bonifaz
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.
Romney’s Dirtier, Deadlier Energy Future: Is There Another Way? Romney’s Dirtier, Deadlier Energy Future: Is There Another Way?
by Sarah van Gelder
The oil-dependent economy Romney supports is a step toward a less stable, more costly future. Renewables and energy efficiency offer real hope.
America’s Deficit Attention Disorder America’s Deficit Attention Disorder
by David Korten
Money is the least of our problems. It’s time to pay attention to the real deficits that are killing us.
5 Good Ideas from Occupy’s National Gathering 5 Good Ideas from Occupy’s National Gathering
by James Trimarco
Occupiers used the National Gathering to trade ideas about what was working and what wasn’t. The 5 ideas profiled below show a movement determined to adapt and stay vibrant.
Occupy Los Angeles Blends Art & Activism Occupy Los Angeles Blends Art & Activism
by James Trimarco
The writing’s on the wall—literally. Occupiers in L.A. take to a new medium and spread words of protest with chalk.
Bidder 70: The Tim DeChristopher Story Bidder 70: The Tim DeChristopher Story
by Samantha Herndon
Last year, climate activist Tim DeChristopher went to jail for bidding $1.7 million (that he didn't have) to save 22,000 acres of public land from corporate extraction.
Occupy the Dam: Brazil’s Indigenous Uprising Occupy the Dam: Brazil’s Indigenous Uprising
by John Perkins
In the Amazonian backcountry, tribes are challenging construction of the world’s third-largest dam—by dismantling it. Here’s what they can teach us about standing up to power.
Climate Emergency Action Plan Climate Emergency Action Plan
by Sarah van Gelder
We can still avoid a devastating climate crisis, but we’ll need a World War II-level mobilization — and we’ll need to stand up to Dirty Energy.
A Student Debt Strike Force Takes Off A Student Debt Strike Force Takes Off
by Yates McKee
Debt—and the shame that surrounds it—is the tie that binds the 99 percent. Can young people reimagine it as something productive, rather than a tool for profiteering?
States Close in on Citizens United: California, Montana, and Beyond States Close in on Citizens United: California, Montana, and Beyond
by John Bonifaz
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 When You Should Vote For Book Burning
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? Occupy’s National Gathering: A Vision for the Next Step Forward?
by James Trimarco
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 Trading in Democracy: Why Rights Are Still For Real People
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
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 Occupy: The National Gathering
by Jake Blumgart
Occupiers from around the country will gather to discuss the future of the movement. What's at stake?
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