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Political Agenda

Government of, by, and for the people.

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?
“Do You Pay Your Taxes? Bank of America Doesn’t” “Do You Pay Your Taxes? Bank of America Doesn’t”
by Chuck Collins
The latest from a growing international movement to make corporate tax dodgers pay ... so public services don't have to.
Bigger than Unions, Bigger than Wisconsin Bigger than Unions, Bigger than Wisconsin
by Micah Uetricht
How Americans across professions, religions, and states are uniting in opposition to Wisconsin's anti-union bill—and cultivating a movement that reaches far beyond the state border.
Time to Reclaim the American Dream Time to Reclaim the American Dream
by Van Jones
Van Jones: Why Wisconsin gives the movement for “hope and change” a second chance—and what you can do about it.
5 Ways You Can Fight Citizens United 5 Ways You Can Fight Citizens United
by Annie Leonard, Allison Cook
The Story of Citizens United v FEC: How we the people can reclaim our democracy.
4 Ways to Stop Gun Violence 4 Ways to Stop Gun Violence
by Benjamin Van Houten
The nation is grieving after yet another fatal mass shooting. Aren't there ways to curb this ongoing national tragedy?
The UK’s Progressive Tea Party The UK’s Progressive Tea Party
by Johann Hari
Imagine a parallel universe where the Great Crash of 2008 inspired ordinary people to take on corporate tax evaders. The name of this parallel universe is Britain.
Good Debt, Bad Debt Good Debt, Bad Debt
by David Korten
Is using debt to create money a bad idea? It depends on where the money goes.
A Better Approach to Health Care A Better Approach to Health Care
by Margaret Flowers, MD
As the current health law comes under attack and our national deficit continues to grow, single-payer plans are gaining more and more interest.
Changing with the Climate Changing with the Climate
by Richard Conlin
In Seattle, how changes in policy help prepare for changes in climate.
Film Trailer: Countdown to Zero Film Trailer: Countdown to Zero
An estimated 23,000 nuclear weapons exist in the world. Why that number needs to be zero.
What If Orangutans Had Their Day In Court? What If Orangutans Had Their Day In Court?
by Madeline Ostrander
Environmentalists say nature should have legally recognized rights. But what does that really mean?
The Elephant in the Room at the State of the Union The Elephant in the Room at the State of the Union
by Robert Reich
The problem isn't "competitiveness"—it's inequality.
Washington State Joins the Movement for Public Banking Washington State Joins the Movement for Public Banking
by Ellen Brown
The legislature will consider whether to move its funds from Bank of America to a publicly owned bank that would keep the state's money working locally.
The Not-So-Neutral Net The Not-So-Neutral Net
by Jenn Ettinger
The FCC’s new rules on Net Neutrality open the Internet to corporate discrimination. But it’s not too late to preserve Internet freedom.
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