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5 Ways the News Media Can Get Real--and Be Part of the Solution

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 07.21.2016 | Media
Sarah van Gelder

Corporate television's obsession with Donald Trump contributed to his rise. But media can be part of the solution instead of the problem. Here's how. ...

How Bernie Sanders' Revolution Can Win, Even Without Him

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Senator Bernie Sanders claimed his campaign would build a political revolution. It turns out there's a plan for how that can happen. Photo courtes...

A Kentucky Domestic Violence Shelter Helps Women Grow Food -- and Confidence

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 02.16.2016 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

As mist hovers over the rolling fields of Kentucky and the sun is still low in the sky, the women of Greenhouse 17 emerge from the house they share, clippers in hand. They spread out over a field and cut bouquets of fresh flowers.

What Our Breasts Are Telling Us

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah van Gelder

For me, this brought home the necessity for manufacturers and the government to take responsibility for keeping hazardous substances out of the marketplace. We cannot be totally effective gatekeepers for our own families.

Three Years Ago, These Chicago Workers Took Over a Window Factory. Today, They're Thriving.

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Sarah van Gelder

The New Era Windows Cooperative has been in operation since 2013. It hasn't been easy, but the worker-owners have learned together how to operate their own business.

10 Signs of Sustainable Happiness

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

The SMART approach is to remember, like the Happiness Research Institute shows, that when we start appreciating and doing our best to experience sustainable happiness, that extends out into the world and touches everyone and everything we encounter.

10 Ways Human Rights and Democracy Won in 2014 (Yeah, You Heard That Right)

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

Let's be honest: It was a brutal year for human rights. But we still have victories worth celebrating.

The 10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2013 to Inspire Your New Year

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

There was something almost apocalyptic about 2013. But much happened that was hopeful this year -- a new pope focused on inequality, successful minimum wage campaigns spread across the country, and the number of states allowing gay marriage doubled.

4 Election Examples Of The People Winning Out Over Corporate Interests

YES! | Sarah van Gelder | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact

Here are four cases in yesterday's election where people power won out over corporate interests. And one that went the other way. With the Supreme ...

Climate Change Is Happening, But We Can Meet the Challenge

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

It can be hard for youth to deal with the overwhelming effects of climate change. But, by taking action, we can erode the hold that oil, fracking, and coal has on people and the environment.

The Cooperative Way to a Stronger Economy

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

Co-ops -- just like people -- can get more done together than anyone can do alone. The good news is that co-ops come in many forms and are more common than you might imagine.

Farmers' Markets Move Online

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
Katherine Gustafson

Smart use of the Web can shift the focus of food retail away from industrial suppliers and toward those in the position to offer on-demand delivery of the freshest food around.

Corporate Rule Is Not Inevitable

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Here are 7 signs the corporatocracy is losing its legitimacy ... and 7 populist tools to help shut it down.

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...

Where the 99% Get Their Power

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The demonstrations now spreading virally from Wall Street immediately strike a chord: we all know that neither our economy nor our government is working for the benefit of the 99 percent.

Not Above the Law: Revoking Massey Energy's Charter

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

On Friday, two public interest groups asked the attorney general of Delaware to revoke the charter of Massey Energy, a company they call a criminal enterprise.

Weekly Audit: The Shocking Truth About Taxes

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The super rich are different from you and me. For one thing, their tax rates are lower. According to I...

The Wavelength: Original Reporting--What's it Worth? Plus: Tracking the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.04.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

By Eric Arnold, Media Consortium blogger Last week, the New York Times debuted a long-awaited paywall, and stats blogger Nate Silver used the launch a...

Wisconsin Awakens a Sleeping Giant

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

In state after state, the Americans whose rights and services are being cut are rising up against the decades-long shift of wealth and power to corporations and the very wealthy.

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in Wisconsin

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in WisconsinBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The 14 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin to th...

Weekly Mulch: Activist Tim DeChristopher Convicted of Two Felonies

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was convicted yesterday of two felony counts. DeChristopher was o...

Dear Glenn Beck: It's Not Conspiracy. It's Courage.

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Glenn Beck has made a startling discovery. People are working together to make change!

Wisconsin: First Stop in an American Uprising?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The uprising that swept Tunisia, Egypt, and parts of Europe is showing signs of blossoming across the United States. In Wisconsin, public employees an...

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.

Weekly Mulch: With D.C. in GOP Hands, Environmentalists Must 'Fight Harder'

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger For the environmental community, this coming year offers a chance to regroup, rethink and regrow. Two year...