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Activists rally for a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizens United Supreme Court decision on Friday, January 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Flickr/ Brendan Hoffman)
Updated April 4, 2014 | Activism

Groups like Public Citizen, Common Cause, Rootstrikers and many, many others are working to combat corruption and protect our right to vote. Continue reading

Diane Ravitch
March 28, 2014 | Blog

We asked education historian Diane Ravitch what she hopes people will do after watching this week’s show. Here’s what she had to say. Continue reading

February 7, 2014 | Activism

These groups are part of a global movement to stop climate change and save the planet. Continue reading

Michael Bishop displays one of the flags he flies upside down on his property in Douglass, Texas, because it's "in distress," he says. Photo: Tara Lohan.
January 22, 2014 | Activism

The Southern leg of the controversial pipeline opened for business today, but landowners like Michael Bishop and others in its 485-mile path through Oklahoma and Texas aren’t happy about it. Continue reading

Farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers said they welcomed Wal-Mart to its Fair Food Program since no other company has the market strength and consumer reach it has when it comes to selling produce.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
January 22, 2014 | Blog

These organizations are all worth watching as they fight for a fairer economy. Continue reading

Wires hanging from the sky
January 15, 2014 | Blog

A DC circuit court has killed net neutrality. If the outcry is large enough, the FCC may take a stand. Continue reading

Walmart Protests
November 29, 2013 | Blog

Across the country, retail workers are protesting the low pay that’s helping drag down the recovery. Continue reading

Annie Leonard.
November 4, 2013 | Activism

A new short film from the creator of The Story of Stuff examines the path to a less wasteful economy and a more sustainable future. Continue reading

Hope Lifebelt at  COP16
September 27, 2013

Find out what Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International’s executive director, recommends you do to curb climate change and secure the future for the next generation. Continue reading

(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
September 26, 2013 | Blog

Here are some things you can do right now to forge a path toward a more democratic, equal and ecologically sustainable society. Continue reading

Syrian refugees pass through the Turkish Cilvegozu gate border, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. U.N. chemical weapons experts have left Syria and crossed into neighboring Lebanon. The team on Friday carried out a fourth and final day of inspection as they sought to determine precisely what happened in the Aug. 21 alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus. The team took samples from victims for examination in laboratories in Europe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
September 6, 2013
Find out how you can help relief organizations meet the needs of those displaced by the fighting in Syria.
August 20, 2013

Advocacy groups are taking action, prodding Congress to drop loopholes and force corporations to pay what they owe. Continue reading

Family using the Feeding America program
June 28, 2013

See ways you can help children in your community get the nutritious food they need.
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Lawrence Lessig TED talk: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim
June 14, 2013

Through Rootstrikers, Lawrence Lessig seeks to stem the influence of money on our political system, what he considers the underlying source of challenges to American democracy. Continue reading

In this March 29, 2013 photo, women walk past blighted row houses in Baltimore. Baltimore is far from the worst American city for poverty, but it faces all the problems of cities where vast numbers of the poor now live. The U.S. Census Bureau puts the number of Americans in poverty at levels not seen since the mid-1960s, while $85 billion in federal government spending cuts that began last month are expected to begin squeezing services for the poor nationwide. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 12, 2013 | Activism
Activists on the front lines of the fight against poverty tell you what needs to be done and how you can help.
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