5 Good Ideas from Occupy’s National Gathering
by James TrimarcoAug 07, 2012
- 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
by James TrimarcoAug 01, 2012
- The writing’s on the wall—literally. Occupiers in L.A. take to a new medium and spread words of protest with chalk.
Syria: Lamp in the Storm
by Michael NaglerJul 30, 2012
- How can we can create the right vision to support indigenous nonviolence and unarmed civilian peacekeeping?
Think Small: A New Housing Model
by Doug PibelJul 24, 2012
- Why go back to the way things were when we can create housing that embraces the best of tradition and the best of new thinking?
A Student Debt Strike Force Takes Off
by Yates McKeeJul 19, 2012
- 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
by John BonifazJul 13, 2012
- 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
Jul 09, 2012
- 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?
by James TrimarcoJul 06, 2012
- 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.
How the Student Loans Debate Got Religion
by Christa HillstromJul 06, 2012
- 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
by J.A. MyersonJul 03, 2012
- 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
by Robert WeissmanJun 29, 2012
- 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
by Robin Broad, John CavanaghJun 28, 2012
- 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
by Sean BurnsJun 28, 2012
- 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
by Joshua Kahn RussellJun 26, 2012
- 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
by Elinor OstromJun 20, 2012
- The late Nobel prize winner warned against a too-rigid international structure to solve climate change.