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Political Agenda

Government of, by, and for the people.

Yes, They’re Mostly Students Occupying a Public Square. But Here’s Why Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Different Yes, They’re Mostly Students Occupying a Public Square. But Here’s Why Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Different
by John Feffer
Hong Kong’s “Occupy Central” movement is neither revolutionary nor subversive: It’s a basic demand for a more responsive and accountable government.
#FergusonOctober: Clergy Go “Toe-to-Toe” with Police as Moral Mondays Arrive in Missouri #FergusonOctober: Clergy Go “Toe-to-Toe” with Police as Moral Mondays Arrive in Missouri
by Liz Pleasant, Nur Lalji
The weekend brought seekers of racial justice in Missouri to the police station, the university, and the local Wal-Mart—the scene of another recent police shooting of a young black man.
To Build a New Economy, a New Government Comes First To Build a New Economy, a New Government Comes First
by Jacob Swenson
National People’s Action Campaign is training the next wave of progressive candidates for 2016. Here’s how they could win.
A Wall Street Equity Firm Evicted My Family. We’re Still Searching for a Home A Wall Street Equity Firm Evicted My Family. We’re Still Searching for a Home
by Michael Donley
Our experience strengthened our resolve to fight for housing as a human right.
Photo Essay: Scenes from the Heart of the #FloodWallStreet Sit-In Photo Essay: Scenes from the Heart of the #FloodWallStreet Sit-In
by Sachie Hopkins-Hayakawa
There was more to #FloodWallStreet than a guy in a polar bear suit getting arrested. Here’s a gallery of lesser-known moments from the day’s events.
Incredible Hulk and Former Goldman Sachs Guy Are Among the Many Pulling $50 Billion Out of Fossil Fuels Incredible Hulk and Former Goldman Sachs Guy Are Among the Many Pulling $50 Billion Out of Fossil Fuels
by Chuck Collins
“Divest from fossil fuels and invest in a clean energy future. Move your money out of the problem and into solutions.”
The Senate Just Voted to Keep Big Money in Politics. Three Reasons to Celebrate Anyway The Senate Just Voted to Keep Big Money in Politics. Three Reasons to Celebrate Anyway
by Fran Korten
The fact that the issue reached the Senate floor is a huge victory for the American people, who overwhelmingly say they want something done about corporate influence in elections.
Obamacare Closed a Loophole for CEO Pay—And Won Taxpayers $72M Obamacare Closed a Loophole for CEO Pay—And Won Taxpayers $72M
by Marjorie E. Wood
The savings from 2013 alone could pay for dental care for 262,000 Americans for an entire year.
To Strike Back at Hobby Lobby, Crafters Re-Knit the Wall Between Church and State To Strike Back at Hobby Lobby, Crafters Re-Knit the Wall Between Church and State
by Kali Swenson
The campaign has collected 700 hand-knitted bricks to dump on the Supreme Court steps to protest its infamous decision.
Gay Marriage Went From Unthinkable to Inevitable. Here's What It Means for the Change You Want to See Gay Marriage Went From Unthinkable to Inevitable. Here's What It Means for the Change You Want to See
by Mark Engler, Paul Engler
The momentum behind the legalization of gay marriage came from grassroots action, not from court cases.
The Young Turks on YouTube: Keepin' It Real and Beating Out Corporate News The Young Turks on YouTube: Keepin' It Real and Beating Out Corporate News
by Kali Swenson
With over one billion views on YouTube and counting, The Young Turks prove that successful, independent, online news is possible.
Glenn Greenwald on Government Snooping: Why It's Dangerous and What We Can Do About It Glenn Greenwald on Government Snooping: Why It's Dangerous and What We Can Do About It
by Dean Paton
When it comes to stopping NSA surveillance, it may be more effective to write to Facebook and Google than to government officials.
Seattle Wins $15 Minimum Wage—Will Your Town Be Next? Seattle Wins $15 Minimum Wage—Will Your Town Be Next?
by YES! Editors
Activists built support for the ordinance by demonstrating that it would reduce poverty in the city.
Tennessee Tied Teachers' Jobs to Standardized Test Scores. Here's How They Pushed Back—And Won. Tennessee Tied Teachers' Jobs to Standardized Test Scores. Here's How They Pushed Back—And Won.
by Molly Rusk
The teachers found their careers at risk when an erratic statistical tool became a key measure of their success.
That Book About Inequality That's Sold Out of Bookstores? Here's What It Means for 2016 That Book About Inequality That's Sold Out of Bookstores? Here's What It Means for 2016
by John Feffer
The popularity of a new book by French economist Thomas Piketty should be a wake-up call for politicians. If inequality sells in the stores, it will sell at the polls as well.
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