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'Today We Have The Power': A Spiritually Radical Documentary

Chris Fici | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Chris Fici

In his debut documentary feature, filmmaker Christopher Timm deftly presents a vital meditation on the bridge between spirituality and social justice, through the prism of the seminal demonstrations at the 1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) meetings in Seattle.

Occupying President's Day, Activists From Across US And Abroad Converge in Olympia

Mark Taylor-Canfield | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
Mark Taylor-Canfield

Over President's Day weekend, Olympia, Washington became the first city in the nation to host a major national occupy movement conference.

10 Ways The Occupy Movement Changes Everything

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

Many question whether this movement can really make a difference. The truth is that it is already changing everything. Here's how. By Sarah van Geld...

Holding Hands to Surround the White House: Environmental Leaders Speaking at Green Festival L.A. Urge Action

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 01.05.2012 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

This Sunday, people will have the chance to hold hands surrounding the White House, and to ask President Obama to live up to his campaign promise to "end the tyranny of oil," by saying no to Tar Sands.

David Korten: Capitalism, Democracy, and Food (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

David Korten argues that both "peak oil" and climate change makes it imperative that we transition to a more localized food economy to insure continued access to adequate food supplies.

David Korten: Capitalism's Threat to Democracy (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Rebecca Gerendasy

In this frank interview with noted author and visionary David Korten, he minces no words about the dangers our current capitalist system poses to demo...

Six Demands the Wall Street Protesters Should Make

Keith Harrington | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business
Keith Harrington

What the world needs to hear is an answer to the questions: "Where do we go from here? Is there a truly workable alternative to capitalism? How do we solve the myriad crises of capitalism?"

No Balanced Budget Without Independence From Wall Street

Keith Harrington | Posted 09.23.2011 | Business
Keith Harrington

"We need to balance the budget in order to grow the economy." In the midst of the federal budget debt ceiling food fight, this may be one of the only ideas both political parties can more or less agree on.

Could Egypt Become the World's Most Advanced Democracy?

Keith Harrington | Posted 08.12.2011 | World
Keith Harrington

True democracy will fail to emerge in Egypt unless its people turn their attention to one critical factor that is going largely ignored amidst all the transitional hubbub -- the economy.

Do CEO's Have Parents and if So, Where Are They?

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

As a society, we really need to see "what's what" get over the money addiction and seek to equalize the madness that is now passed off as "normal" and "business-as-usual."

Why, Finances Aside, Our Children Will Be Better Off Than We Are

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

Our children will be better off than we are, but not because they will make more money.

Marching on K Street to Transform Wall Street

John Cavanagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Cavanagh

With public anger at its height, this is the moment to shrink Wall Street and restore it to its proper role in serving the financial needs of small businesses and ordinary Americans.

Toward a New Economy

Adele Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Adele Israel

If you've ever felt like our economy is all smoke and mirrors, you can take some consolation in the fact that many prominent economists agree.

When Do We Take Action?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

According to The Economist's report on aging, one in three Americans will be over 60 in the next 11 years. The impact of this number of older people on public spending will be unprecedented.

A Bold Proposal for a New Economy

John Cavanagh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Cavanagh

In his book, Agenda for a New Economy, David Korten is full of ideas on democratizing ownership and reclaiming corporate charters from footloose global firms.

Mad about Madoff: the Lessons to Learn

Dave Belden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Belden

If cleaned up, Ponzi-free, derivative-free capitalism comes out of Madoff scandal, then good may yet come of his madness, and of our system.

Back from the Brink: Report from Inside the World Bank Meeting

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah van Gelder

The World Bank and IMF held their annual meeting in Washington, DC, this weekend, and of course the global economic meltdown was on everyone's minds.

What Americans Want: An Agenda a Majority Agrees On

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

You've probably been there. It's a family gathering, maybe Thanksgiving or a wedding, and someone starts a political conversation that is as ill-infor...