Stores want me to buy stuff I don’t need. The internet wants me to buy stuff I don’t need. But I finally figured it out.
For hundreds of years, he’s fought tax injustice, tyranny, and the seizure of the commons. Why we still need him today.
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And five other creative ways Americans are stepping up to build strong local economies.
Three years ago, they started a program to keep salvageable goods from landfills by harnessing the community’s collective skills to fix them.
Many of us are rekindling our activist spirit knowing that the next four years will require everyone to act.
Cities can offer shelter and protection to their vulnerable citizens and become a place progressives can exert real power.
With more than a quarter of the Tenderloin’s housing stock owned by nonprofits or the government, longtime residents have staying power.
These high school students created a series of podcasts to tell the stories of inspiring people in their community.
Programs such as Prism could be used to hamper the social movements we need to tackle the biggest problems of our time.
Thousands of people are sleeping in a public park to protest the actions of the Turkish government. Check out this photo essay for a view of daily life, music, and politics inside Turkey’s homegrown occupation.
Back in the ’90s, people thought the Internet was going to open up a zone of perfect cyber-freedom. It didn’t work out that way. But the Internet’s real significance may be found elsewhere: in a growing sector of the economy based around peer-to-peer sharing networks.
Could it be as simple as that? Author Jonathan Rowe thought so, and tried it out in his own hometown.
If we the people want the sort of security in emergencies that is available to the owners of Wall Street banks, we need to own some banks ourselves.
To many Detroit residents—and especially to its established urban gardeners—the approval of a large-scale urban farm raises serious questions about the future of food and land in the city.