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When You Should Vote For Book Burning
posted 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 Trimarcoposted Jul 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 Hillstromposted Jul 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. Myersonposted Jul 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 Weissmanposted Jun 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 Cavanaghposted Jun 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 Burnsposted Jun 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 Russellposted Jun 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 Ostromposted Jun 20, 2012
- The late Nobel prize winner warned against a too-rigid international structure to solve climate change.
Rio+20: A Defining Choice
by David Kortenposted Jun 15, 2012
- 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
by Janet Redmanposted Jun 14, 2012
- 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
by Mark Englerposted Jun 14, 2012
- Chastised for sticking up for social justice, a group of nuns is pushing back against the Vatican.
Homes That Survived the Crash
by Sarah van Gelderposted Jun 13, 2012
- 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
by Andy Krollposted Jun 11, 2012
- The recall failed. So what’s next for the Cheddar Revolution?
Use the People’s Veto to End Citizens United
by Fran Kortenposted Jun 08, 2012
- Widespread, multi-sector activism is exactly what is needed to amend the constitution.