Occupy Offshoot Cancels $4 Million in Predatory Student Loans—and Starts a Debtors Union
by Liz Pleasant, Christa Hillstrom, James TrimarcoSep 17, 2014
- First, they started buying up—and canceling—individuals’ medical debt. Now the people behind Rolling Jubilee are taking on student loans from a for-profit university that exploits the poor—and the whole debt system could be next.
See How the National Park Service Rocks Instagram
by Mary HansenSep 16, 2014
- There’s no better way to celebrate America’s public lands than to visit them. But these Instagram accounts are a nice substitute for times when you can’t.
Video: Hip-Hop Star Boots Riley Is “Brother Earth”
Sep 16, 2014
- You already know his mom. But there’s a new talking planet on the scene, and climate change is messing with his style.
Why the People’s Climate March Won’t Stop Climate Change (And 5 Ways to Go Further)
by Quincy SaulSep 16, 2014
- An incisive critique of the People’s Climate March comes with a list of ways to step up our game.
How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won—For Now
by Nina Bunker RuizSep 15, 2014
- In Mora County, New Mexico, corporations seeking fracking contracts came up against “querencia”—a traditional way of thinking about and defending the land.
For the Beaches and the Barrios: Why Next Week’s Climate March Will Be the Largest Ever
by Eddie Bautista, LaTonya Crisp-Sauray, Bill McKibbenSep 15, 2014
- We’re tired of winning the argument and losing the fight. And so we march.
#WhyIStayed: 20 Years After VAWA, a Groundswell of Empathy for Domestic Violence Survivors
by Christa HillstromSep 14, 2014
- From Janay Palmer Rice to Jennifer Lawrence, we blame women for the bad things that happen to them. But last week—on the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act—women took the conversation back.
NY Unions Will Bring Fresh Ideas about Jobs, Energy to Historic Climate March
by Abby ScherSep 14, 2014
- Key national unions are stepping up to support the People's Climate March on September 21. But some green radicals say unions need to create their own climate protection strategy that democratizes the energy sector.
Money, Politics, and Saving Our Democracy — Featuring Thom Hartmann
Sep 13, 2014
- With live music, an enthusiastic crowd, and an insightful conversation with Thom Hartmann, our Town Hall celebration was a success! We're grateful for everyone who attended. Here are some pictures and video from the event.
Kentucky Town Beats High Gas Prices—By Opening a Public Gas Station
by Thomas HannaSep 12, 2014
- Gas stations aren’t great for the climate, but the move is a step toward local control over economic decisions—a model that holds great potential for developing renewable energy in the long term.
An Astronomer Explains Why This Is the Best Moment in Cosmic History to Be Alive
by TRBQSep 12, 2014
- A deep look at the stars and their role in our creation makes a welcome break from the news of the day.
This Former NASA Intern Just Wrote The Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year: Monica Byrne on “The Girl in the Road”
by Christopher Zumski FinkeSep 12, 2014
- A future where India is the major world superpower, gender is flexible, and energy comes from waves? This writer’s version of the near future feels much more real than apocalyptic nightmares we’ve come to dread.
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.
The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to the Wonder of Science
by Shannon HayesSep 10, 2014
- I have lived for 40 years, gathered 10 years of higher education, and never before this moment understood the foundation of science.
Migrant Farmworkers Find Paths Out of Poverty Through Incubator Farms
by Lisa Gale GarriguesSep 10, 2014
- Incubator farms help seasonal workers start their own businesses, where they get better pay and the support of a community.