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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 Supr...

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...

Weekly Mulch: How to Avoid Fracking and Oil Spills in 2011

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

Editor's Note: We're posting the Weekly Mulch on Thursday this week because of the holidays. It'll return to its regular Friday morning posting next w...

10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

It was a tough year, but events from 2010 contain the seeds of transformation. None of the following stories is enough on its own to change the momentum, but each story points to a piece of the solution.

Weekly Mulch: Was Cancun Climate Conference a Success?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The United Nations-led Climate Conference at Cancun was not a diplomatic disaster, but for climate activis...

Weekly Mulch: What's in Your Water? Nuclear Waste, Coal Slurries and Industrial Estrogen

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger It won't be long before the world has to confront its diminishing supply of clean water. "We've had the sa...

Weekly Audit: Your Vote, Your Economy--Why Today's Election Matters to Your Pocketbook

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Your Vote, Your Economy--Why Today's Election Matters to Your Pocketbookby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Election Day is ...

Vote Anyway: Why Our Families Can't Afford to Stay Home on Election Day

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Sure, lots of us are frustrated by the economy, the war, and lack of progress in Washington, D.C. But there's too much at stake to stay home on electi...

Weekly Audit: Surprise! Bailed Out Banks Backing Anti-Bailout Candidates

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Some of the banks that got bailed out during the financial crisis of 2008 are backing Republican can...