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Closing Down Coal Plants Closing Down Coal Plants
by Sarah Kuck
Why shutting down 20 boilers nationwide could herald big changes for our energy future.
Preventing Sexual Assault Preventing Sexual Assault
by Selena Shen
Freedom from harassment is part of students' right to an equal education.
Mapping Uncharted Economic Waters Mapping Uncharted Economic Waters
by David Korten
We're trying to fix a failed economic system with the same thinking that caused the failure. We can make different choices and we must prepare ourselves to do so.
No More Budget Cuts Without Tax Fairness No More Budget Cuts Without Tax Fairness
by Chuck Collins
10 years on, the Bush tax cuts are a disaster—and we're contemplating more tax breaks for the wealthy. How can we stop the madness?
Restoring Lives: Now That’s Justice Restoring Lives: Now That’s Justice
by Patrice Gaines
Forty years since prison, Patrice Gaines still fights to get free.
Ban the Box for a Fair Chance Ban the Box for a Fair Chance
by Aaron Tanaka
Breaking through "tough on crime" policies to give all Americans a chance at employment.
Think Outside the Bars Think Outside the Bars
by Michelle Alexander
Why real justice means fewer prisons.
Instead of Prison Instead of Prison
by Sarah van Gelder
2.3 million people behind bars. How to stop wasting lives and money.
A Fair Tax on Millionaires A Fair Tax on Millionaires
by Mark Engler
In a time of budget crises, debunking the arguments against taxing the very, very rich.
A Peaceful End to the War on Drugs? A Peaceful End to the War on Drugs?
by Rebecca Leisher
The international war on drugs isn't stopping drug use or trafficking—but it is ruining lives. Drug policy expert Sanho Tree on what we can do differently.
“The Single-Payer Train Has Left the Station” “The Single-Payer Train Has Left the Station”
Wendell Potter, a health insurance executive-turned-critic, on what Vermont's new law could mean for American health care.
Give Us Our Law Back: Montana Fights to Stop Corporate Corruption Give Us Our Law Back: Montana Fights to Stop Corporate Corruption
by Gwen Stowe, Jeff Clements
For nearly 100 years, Montana law prohibited corporate money in politics. Then came the Citizens United decision.
What a Public Bank Could Mean for California What a Public Bank Could Mean for California
by Ellen Brown
What the indebted state could gain from moving its money out of Wall Street.
How Can We Solve the Jobs Crisis? How Can We Solve the Jobs Crisis?
by Sarah van Gelder
Targeting workers, the unemployed, and public services won't do it. Help us find the solutions that will.
The Public Library Manifesto The Public Library Manifesto
by David Morris
Why libraries matter, and how we can save them.
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