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Political Agenda

Government of, by, and for the people.

How the Student Loans Debate Got Religion How the Student Loans Debate Got Religion
by Christa Hillstrom
There’s a biblical precedent for forgiveness—of debt. Why churches are standing by students on one of the Bible’s most surprising social principles.
Growing Beyond Growth for True Democracy Growing Beyond Growth for True Democracy
by J.A. Myerson
When democracy is not determined by economic power, it is possible to imagine alternatives to “growth” and “austerity.”
Medicare for All: A Single Solution to the Health Care Fracas Medicare for All: A Single Solution to the Health Care Fracas
by Robert Weissman
The Affordable Care Act was upheld by the Supreme Court, but many remain dissatisfied. How we can still make health care work.
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.
The Achilles' Heel of the American Dream The Achilles' Heel of the American Dream
by Sean Burns
Book Review: “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power” profiles the radical, working-class movements of the '60s and '70s—a guide for transformation today.
In Ohio, the People Push Back on Fracking In Ohio, the People Push Back on Fracking
by Joshua Kahn Russell
Tired of waiting for their leaders to ban the destructive drilling practice, citizens passed their own resolution—and took over the Statehouse to make it heard.
Elinor Ostrom’s Parting Advice to Rio+20 Elinor Ostrom’s Parting Advice to Rio+20
by Elinor Ostrom
The late Nobel prize winner warned against a too-rigid international structure to solve climate change.
Rio+20: A Defining Choice Rio+20: A Defining Choice
by David Korten
How can we create an economy that serves the health and well-being of both people and the planet? Follow the Earth’s lead.
10 Things You Should Know About the Rio+20 Earth Summit 10 Things You Should Know About the Rio+20 Earth Summit
by Janet Redman
Will we turn environmental protection into a game of profit? What you need to know about the global gathering.
Redefining Radical: Catholic Nuns Vs. the Vatican Redefining Radical: Catholic Nuns Vs. the Vatican
by Mark Engler
Chastised for sticking up for social justice, a group of nuns is pushing back against the Vatican.
Homes That Survived the Crash Homes That Survived the Crash
by Sarah van Gelder
While Wall Street players used home finance to make mega-profits for the 1 percent, local banks and community land trusts got people into decent, secure, affordable homes.
Wisconsin’s Uprising: It’s Not Over Wisconsin’s Uprising: It’s Not Over
by Andy Kroll
The recall failed. So what’s next for the Cheddar Revolution?
Use the People’s Veto to End Citizens United Use the People’s Veto to End Citizens United
by Fran Korten
Widespread, multi-sector activism is exactly what is needed to amend the constitution.
Canada’s Music of Protest Canada’s Music of Protest
by Ian MacKenzie
All over Canada, protesters in solidarity with the students of Quebec are making noise with their pots, pans, and conversations about the society they want.
World to Wisconsin: We’re With You World to Wisconsin: We’re With You
Activists around the world sent statements of solidarity to Wisconsin's protesters.
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