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Texas Farmer Wins Temporary Restraining Order Against TransCanada | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green

A coalition of environmentalists, conservative property rights activists and landowners are mounting a full court press against TransCanada in an atte...

Ten Steps for Radical Revolution USA

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Bill Quigley

If those in government and those in power do not help the people do what is right, people seeking change must together exercise our human rights and bring about these changes directly.

Women Own 1% of the World's Property -- Occupy That

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.04.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

How much poorer do we want women to get in the world? It's really hard to imagine. Despite the successes of feminists during the past century, even in the U.S. we have a persistent and growing feminization of poverty.

Engaged Judges Needed to Protect Vital Freedoms

Jeff Rowes | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Jeff Rowes

To those locked in the power struggles between right and left, adverse court decisions are frequently lambasted as "judicial activism." When the Supre...

How Georgia Law Enforcement Hides Civil Asset Forfeitures

Bob McNamara | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Bob McNamara

What should happen when people's property is being stolen by local law enforcement -- and being taken away secretly, in violation of state law?

Property Rights Solutions: By Women, For Women

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

It would be hard to underestimate the transformation in women's lives when they gain the rights to a plot of land, as tenants or as owners.

Haitian Farmers: Growing Strength to Grow Food

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

These farmers are focused principally on building food sovereignty, the right of a people to define their own food and agricultural systems, premised on growing domestically for domestic consumption.

The Week at the Clinton Global Initiative

Isobel Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Isobel Coleman

Some of leaders wondered whether the record attendance might have something to do with this year's focus on girls and women. As topic leaders for the Girls and Women track, such musings are music to our ears.

Making up for Lost Time: Getting Back on Track to the Millennium Development Goals

Hugh Bredenkamp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hugh Bredenkamp

With only five years to go until the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the poverty reduction agenda has been set back. All is not lost, however. Reducing poverty on a massive scale is doable.

Pinon Canyon Protesters Put Goal Posts on Wheels

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Folks who thought the Pinon Canyon controversy was all about expansion plans need to catch up. The rancher-activists evidently don't just want the Army contained; they want it kicked out.

End Policing for Profit

Scott Bullock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Bullock

Civil forfeiture laws were supposed to help fight the war on drugs, by making sure that crime wouldn't pay. But this broken system also sweeps innocent property owners into its net.

The NBA's Dirty Partner

Toby Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Toby Barlow

Prospective NJ Nets buyer Prokhorov is the richest man in Russia. But there are nice ways to get a billion dollars, and not so nice ways. For instance, doing business with Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe.

People and Property: What Rand Really Wants

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

The Rand (Paul or Ayn) philosophy, by putting private property rights at the same level of human rights, equates the status of things with the status of human beings. But people are more important than things.

The Gay Marriage Bubble

Steven Mesler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Mesler

While reading Cynthia Nixon's recent post on the failure of the New York State legislature to pass a gay marriage bill, I had an epiphany.

Obama Administration Isolated on Issue of Secrecy of IPR Negotiation

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Love

The Obama White House has defended the ridiculous position that a sweeping new trade agreement on the enforcement of intellectual property rights should be secret -- from the public.

The Widow Mary Gargar Meets the Global Positioning System (GPS)

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

For the majority of the world's poor, poverty is predominantly a rural issue. What role can philanthropists play in creating the conditions necessary for wide-spread economic growth in rural areas?

China Property Rights May Be Increased

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China's Cabinet suggested major changes Friday to the way land is seized for redevelopment in an attempt to calm a passionate issue th...

Property In Landmark Connecticut Eminent Domain Supreme Court Case Never Used

AP | KATIE NELSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Weeds, glass, bricks, pieces of pipe and shingle splinters have replaced the knot of aging homes at the site of the nation's...

Bullies Delight in Town Hall and Center

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

We have witnessed a spate of violent bullying and psychological assault, moods of hostility and derision which have stooped to levels that defy any clear intention to act for the greater good.

Rising Transparency -- One Way to Avoid Massive Market Failure

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Winston

A renewed transparency drive may be fueled by the latest emotional issue of the day -- executive pay and bonuses. Let's list everyone who got these bonuses and let the court of public opinion be the judge.