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Young Voters: Don’t Write Them Off Young Voters: Don’t Write Them Off
by Rob "Biko" Baker
Why anyone who believes that under-30 Americans aren’t tuned in to the future and ready to act is fooling themselves.
The UK’s March for an Alternative to Austerity The UK’s March for an Alternative to Austerity
by D.D. Guttenplan
More than 400,000 people poured into London's streets Saturday to show the British government what they think of its austerity program.
“Our Family Isn't So Different” “Our Family Isn't So Different”
Video: The 19-year-old son of two women testifies eloquently against Iowa's effort to ban same-sex marriage.
We’re Number One! We’re Number One!
by James Gustave Speth
America is number one in quite a few areas—but they're not all accomplishments to be proud of.
A Law Against Lying on the News A Law Against Lying on the News
by Dave Saldana
First Amendment expert David Saldana: Why Canada has one and the U.S. doesn't.
Tackling Corporate Power, One Town at a Time Tackling Corporate Power, One Town at a Time
by Mari Margil
How communities are saying "no" to corporate drilling—even if it means bucking state law.
Nuclear Power: Re-evaluating the Risks Nuclear Power: Re-evaluating the Risks
by Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman interviews experts on what the ongoing nuclear disaster really means for Japan—and the rest of the world.
People We Love: Bradley Manning People We Love: Bradley Manning
Challenging secrecy with WikiLeaks.
“This is Not Democracy” — Wisconsin’s Anti-Union Bill Passes “This is Not Democracy” — Wisconsin’s Anti-Union Bill Passes
by Brooke Jarvis
In a controversial move, Republicans maneuvered the passage of Wisconsin's assault on collective bargaining after three weeks of protests. How'd they do it, and what happens next?
Mahlon Mitchell: The Middle Class Needs to Stick Together Mahlon Mitchell: The Middle Class Needs to Stick Together
by Robby Mellinger
Firefighters weren't directly included in the anti-union bill that sparked the protests in Madison. Lieutenant Mahlon Mitchell on why they're taking to the streets, anyway.
Public Pressure Saves 2,200 Mountain Acres Public Pressure Saves 2,200 Mountain Acres
by Rebecca Leisher
An Appalachian victory in the battle against mountaintop mining.
How Wisconsin Could Turn Austerity into Prosperity: Own a Bank How Wisconsin Could Turn Austerity into Prosperity: Own a Bank
by Ellen Brown
An answer to state budget woes that doesn't need to involve sacrificing workers' rights.
Why Every American Should Care About Wisconsin Why Every American Should Care About Wisconsin
by Amy B. Dean
The debate in Wisconsin doesn't just apply to union members and public workers—it applies to every American who cares about our fundamental rights as citizens.
7 Steps for Action Toward a New Economy 7 Steps for Action Toward a New Economy
by David Korten
Rather than turning again to increased global competition to mend our failing economy, we must instead steer our focus toward cooperation and equality.
The Story of Citizens United The Story of Citizens United
Annie Leonard's new film asks: Why have corporations gotten so powerful? And what can we do about it?
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