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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 5, 2012
A Bill of Rights for Occupied Communities Passing a new bill of rights is a way for activists to "occupy" their cities with new legal structures that empower community majorities over corporate minorities, rather than the other way around.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 14, 2012
States Close in On Citizens United: California, Montana, and Beyond Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court justices behind the notorious decision struck down a century-old Montana law curbing corruption in politics. Last week, California became the largest state yet to officially join the movement to end Citizens United for good.
Private security used pepper spray and attack dogs., From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 11, 2016
Obama Pipeline Plot Twist Is Not a Victory -- And Could Erase the Struggle What's happening with Standing Rock? It's the same old con game. Federal authorities are going to give a very serious matter very serious consideration, and then...we'll see. The formula couldn't be clearer. Obama will be celebrated as having "stopped a pipeline" when the project has, at best, been paused. By erasing an ongoing struggle, you're helping to build a pipeline.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 18, 2013
Why an Iraqi Single Mom Is Suing George W. Bush for War Crimes Saleh is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit targeting six key members of the Bush Administration: George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Paul Wolfowitz. In Saleh v. Bush, she alleges the Iraq War was not conducted in self-defense, did not have the appropriate authorization by the United Nations, and therefore constituted a "crime of aggression" under international law.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 24, 2013
Two Years After the Eviction of OWS, Here's 5 People Keeping the Movement Alive Two years ago today, when Occupy Wall Street was evicted from Zuccotti Park, many wondered what was next for the movement. Two years later, we profile five projects that got their starts in the encampments and are still making change today.
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(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 3, 2015
Baltimoreans Celebrate Charging of Officers--But Say It's Just First Step Cheers erupted on the steps of the War Memorial building in Baltimore when State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that the six police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray will have charges brought against them. Yet the situation on the streets remained tense
The ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes took simple living to the extreme, and lived in an old wine barrel. Painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 23, 2013
The Movement to Live More Simply Is Older Than You Think What might history teach us about living more simple, less consumerist lifestyles?
Dakota Access Pipeline Protest - Dallas Goldtooth, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 13, 2016
The Big Difference at Standing Rock Is Native Leadership All Around This fight is about the water. And because the messaging is that water is life, so many people can connect with that. Whether you're native or non-Native, whether you're from Chicago or Detroit or New Orleans or up in the Bakken, we all understand the importance of protecting the water. That brings us together.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 3, 2013
Hey Russell Brand, The Revolution Is Over Here! Come Join Us! The actor Russell Brand made headlines when he called for a "revolution" on British TV. Here are five movements working to create the "genuine alternatives" Brand said he was looking for.
A home is nearly surrounded by the Hobet mountaintop-removing coal mine in Boone County, W.V., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 1, 2014
West Virginians Raise Alarm as Research Links Coal Mining to Cancer, Birth Defects A study that compared two rural West Virginia communities, one with mining and one without, found that self-reported cancer rates were twice as high in the mining areas. In areas with mountaintop removal (or surface mining), rates of lung, bladder, kidney, and colon cancer, along with leukemia, are all higher than in non-mining areas.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 6, 2014
Gar Alperovitz on Why the New Economy Movement Needs to Think Big His new book, "What Then Must We Do?" imagines how a new economic system might actually emerge, from the bottom up, in the next few decades.
Glenn Greenwald speaks at Young Americans for Liberty's Civil Liberties tour at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Glenn Greenwald on Government Snooping: Why It's Dangerous and What We Can Do About It U.S. tech companies like Facebook and Google and Microsoft and Cisco and Yahoo are genuinely petrified about the effect that this surveillance will have on their future. Why would people around the world want to use U.S. tech companies if they know that those companies will turn their data over to the NSA? It can be paralyzing. It can engender paranoia. It can make you refrain from doing things that you ought to do.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Gas Industry Report Calls Anti-Fracking Movement a "Highly Effective Campaign" Communities working to stop a controversial gas drilling process are getting what sounds like encouragement from an unlikely source: a report prepared for the oil and gas industry on the risks posed by those communities themselves. Even more bizarre than a risk assessment about grassroots activists is one that basically admits the activists are right.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 20, 2012
3 Ways to Make Your Vote Count in a Money-Soaked Election It's easy to be discouraged about a political system that seems so out of reach. Think of your vote as an act of protest and vote for candidates who vow to change the system. In the 1950s through the 1970s we had an expanding middle class and a fairer election system. We can make those changes again. But only if we get engaged and informed, and vote.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 18, 2014
When This Teacher's Ethnic Studies Classes Were Banned, His Students Took the District to Court--and Won Curtis Acosta's classes in Mexican American Studies gave kids pride in their heritage--until the Arizona Legislature canceled them. That's when his students became activists, and some real-life lessons began.
Statue of Liberty Annular Solar Eclipse, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 7, 2022
Can We Still Save U.S. Democracy? Voting rights reform has died an ignoble death in Congress. The way forward isn't clear or inspiring, but at least we still have one.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 22, 2015
7 Paths to Development That Bring Neighborhoods Wealth, Not Gentrification The plan to build better, more connected, flourishing communities is here--and it won't require putting a Starbucks on every block.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 23, 2013
Yes Magazine: From Housing to Health Care, 7 Co-ops That Are Changing Our Economy How manufacturers, retailers, restaurants, and others are doing business the cooperative way.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 15, 2015
No Apologies: Meet the Guy Who Got Bernie Sanders' Interrupters on the Stage n his first interview since last weekend's action in Seattle, activist Amir Islam talks about why every presidential candidate should be ready to talk black issues.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 30, 2013
"The Other Keystone": Seattle Gears Up for Direct Action Against Coal Export Plan The climate movement is focused on Keystone XL, but the outcome of events in Seattle, where multiple fights converge, also holds implications for the movement's future and strategy. Seattle could emerge as the center of a climate showdown between the residents of Washington state and powerful, moneyed, fossil-fuel interests.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 4, 2014
Abolish the Aisle: Would Divided Legislators Work Together If They Had to Sit in Alphabetical Order? Marco Rubio would be next to Bernie Sanders, and Paul Ryan would rub elbows with Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan. If we closed the personal gap, maybe we could close the political one.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 9, 2014
6 Ways to Bring More Empathy to the Internet We asked psychologists, user experience designers, and writers what web users could to do to promote more empathic interaction in online places. Here's what they said.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 30, 2013
How I Got My Husband to Take Care of His Body (Even Though He Just Wants to Take Care of Me) If it takes being a "controlling wife" to make my husband value his own health over his love for his family, I'm going to do it.
The Supreme Court, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 7, 2022
Does the Supreme Court's Power Pose a Threat to Its Legitimacy? A court seen as becoming increasingly politicized in ways unpopular to the majority of Americans risks decades of reputational damage. The modern Supreme Court is one of the most powerful tribunals in the world and across history. That immense power has arguably made the court a leading player in enacting policy in the U.S. It may also cause the loss of the court's legitimacy
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 6, 2014
Remembering Chokwe Lumumba-- Revolutionary and Mississippi Mayor Can you be a revolutionary and a mayor? Chokwe Lumumba—who spent eight months as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, before he died last Tuesday—did his best to be both.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Why the Climate Movement Should Have No "Keystone" We must reject all these forms of extreme energy for their effects on the climate and the injustices they bring to the people at every stage of the extraction process. Our work must be broad so as to connect fights across the continent into a movement that truly addresses the root causes of social, economic, and climate injustice.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The Economy of Smallness: Making Economic Exchange a Loving Human Interaction Philadelphia restauranteur and local economies movement leader Judy Wicks on making good and doing good.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 18, 2013
Fracking the Suburbs: An Explosive Combination? he widespread push against exploitative resource extraction in North America -- such as the Tar Sands Blockade, protests against the Keystone XL Pipeline, and movements to stop fracking -- has forged collaborations unlike anything that had existed before. Everyone needs to speak up and support the movement. Because it's a human issue.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Can We Keep the Internet Free? The struggle to save the world's greatest communication network.

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