Community-Owned Energy: How Nebraska Became the Only State to Bring Everyone Power From a Public Grid
by Thomas M. HannaJan 30, 2015
- In this red state, publicly owned utilities provide electricity to all 1.8 million people. Here's how Nebraska took its energy out of corporate hands and made it affordable for everyday residents.
Anti-Austerity Party Sweeps Greek Elections—What US Progressives Can Learn
by Kate AronoffJan 29, 2015
- There are plenty of lessons to be taken from Syriza’s victory and the rise to power of Spain's Podemos party, but striving to speak to people rather than politics might be chief among them.
How to Hack City Money: Let 16 Year Olds Vote on Budgets, Get Banks to Invest Locally
by Shannan StollJan 16, 2015
- In California and Ohio, two city governments are entrusting their citizens with budgeting and rewarding banks for valuing local communities.
The Hunger Games Are Back: “Saw Mockingjay—Now I Want to Go Solve All the World's Problems”
by Christopher Zumski FinkeNov 21, 2014
- Check out #MyHungerGames—the latest installment of fan activism that gets young people talking about real-life inequality.
In Washington State, a Green Governor Fights Climate Change on Multiple Fronts
by Dahr JamailOct 28, 2014
- Jay Inslee’s multipronged approach includes meeting with farmers and members of indigenous tribes, working toward policies like cap-and-trade, and closing the state’s last coal-fired power plant.
Yes, They’re Mostly Students Occupying a Public Square. But Here’s Why Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Different
by John FefferOct 20, 2014
- 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
by Liz Pleasant, Nur LaljiOct 16, 2014
- 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
by Jacob SwensonOct 15, 2014
- 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
by Michael DonleyOct 03, 2014
- Our experience strengthened our resolve to fight for housing as a human right.
Photo Essay: Scenes from the Heart of the #FloodWallStreet Sit-In
by Sachie Hopkins-HayakawaOct 02, 2014
- 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
by Chuck CollinsSep 25, 2014
- “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
by Fran KortenSep 11, 2014
- 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
by Marjorie E. WoodSep 04, 2014
- 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
by Kali SwensonJul 31, 2014
- 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
by Mark Engler, Paul EnglerJul 25, 2014
- The momentum behind the legalization of gay marriage came from grassroots action, not from court cases.