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A Local Food Revolution in Puerto Rico

[Community] A Local Food Revolution in Puerto Rico by Alex Sammon Posted December 18, 2018 “They say that during Maria, Puerto Rico only had enough food for one week,” says Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, who became an international figurehead after calling...

The DEA and ICE are hiding surveillance cameras in streetlights

[Community] The DEA and ICE are hiding surveillance cameras in streetlights By Justin Rohrlich & Dave Gershgorn Posted December 11, 2018 The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have hidden an undisclosed number of...

Initiation into a Living Planet

[Spiritual] Initiation into a Living Planet By Charles Eisenstein Posted December 2, 2018 Most people have passed through some kind of initiation in life. By that, I mean a crisis that defies what you knew and what you were. From the rubble of the ensuing collapse, a...

Transition Milwaukee and the Victory Garden Initiative

[Community] Transition Milwaukee and the Victory Garden Initiative by Steve McAllister Posted November 27, 2018 The following story is the seventh installment in a new series we’re calling "10 Stories of Transition in the US." Throughout 2018, to celebrate the 10th...

America Is On The Brink Of A Nervous Breakdown

[Social] America Is On The Brink Of A Nervous Breakdown by John Whitehead Posted November 23, 2018 Authoritarian regimes begin with incremental steps. Overcriminalization, surveillance of innocent citizens, imprisonment for nonviolent—victimless—crimes, etc. Bit by...

Appeals Court Tells Georgia: State Code Can’t be Copyrighted

[Justice] Appeals Court Tells Georgia: State Code Can’t be Copyrighted By Joe Mullin Posted November 18, 2018 In a democracy, people should have the right to read, and publish, the law. In theory, that should be easier than ever today. The Internet has vastly improved...

Globalization Has Hollowed Out Rural America

[Economic] Globalization Has Hollowed Out Rural America by Charles Hugh Smith Posted November 17, 2018 Proponents of globalization claim the few hundred dollars in annual household savings generated by shipping in commoditized goods are so beneficial nothing else...

How a Gang of Hedge Funders Strip-Mined Kentucky’s Public Pensions

[Economic] How a Gang of Hedge Funders Strip-Mined Kentucky’s Public Pensions by Gary Rivlin Posted November 12, 2018 Kentucky’s willingness to gamble massively on high-risk alternative investments for its pensions has made the state an easy mark for Wall Street...

Anti-Terrorism Laws Increasingly Used to Target Indigenous Activists

[Justice] Anti-Terrorism Laws Increasingly Used to Target Indigenous Activists By Sandra Cuffe Posted November 8, 2018 The images flew around the world. The teepees. The tear gas. The Indigenous water protectors’ camps. The boots advancing in unison as security forces...

The People Give the Orders and the Government Obeys

[Community] The People Give the Orders and the Government Obeys by Jeff Thomas Posted November 7, 2018 The sign above is located in the state of Chiapas in Mexico. In English, it says, “You are in the territory of Zapatista in Rebellion. Here, the people give the...

How Jury Duty Gives You the Power to Erase Bad Laws

[Justice] How Jury Duty Gives You the Power to Erase Bad Laws By Joe Jarvis Posted November 5, 2018 In the United States, all accused criminals have the right to be tried by a jury of their peers. Adults from the area where an alleged crime was committed are chosen to...

The Public Banking Revolution

[Community] The Public Banking Revolution by Ben Hauck Posted November 3, 2018 Public banking is not a new concept. Countries across the world have used public banking to finance and power their economies for years. Economic powerhouses like Germany continue to...

New FCC Ruling Gives Federal Government Control of 5G Rollout

[Media] New FCC Ruling Gives Federal Government Control of 5G Rollout by Derrick Broze Posted October 29, 2018 As the push towards 5G-powered “Smart” surveillance cities begins across the United States the Federal Communications Commission has approved a new rule...

Why Public Banks Are Suddenly Popular

[Community] Why Public Banks Are Suddenly Popular By Sarah Jones Posted October 11, 2018 Later this year, on the midterm ballot, voters in Los Angeles, California, will be asked an uncommon question: Should the city be to allowed to create a public bank? L.A.’s...

Bad Chicago Cops Spread Their Misconduct Like a Disease

[Justice] Bad Chicago Cops Spread Their Misconduct Like a Disease by Rob Arthur Posted September 25, 2018 Because Chicago's police complaints can list multiple officers at once, it’s possible to build a giant social network of police interactions. From 1972 to 1991, a...

American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths

[Social] American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths by Lee Camp Posted September 13, 2018 Our society should’ve collapsed by now. You know that, right? No society should function with this level of inequality (with the possible exception of one of...

Big Pharma and the Rise of Gangster Capitalism

[Justice] Big Pharma and the Rise of Gangster Capitalism by Charles Hugh Smith Posted August 31, 2018 $8 per vial in competing developed-world nations and $38,892 in the U.S. That says it all. Thanks to decades of gangster films, we all know how gangster capitalism...

Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development

[Spiritual] Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development by Charles Eisenstein Posted August 19, 2018 In George Orwell’s 1984, there is a moment when the Party announces an “increase” in the chocolate ration – from thirty grams to twenty. No one except for the...

Money and the Unflappable Economist

[Social] Money and the Unflappable Economist By Philip E. Mirowski Posted August 16, 2018 At the beginning of May 2018, there was a brief furor over donations from Koch family-affiliated philanthropies to fund the Mercatus Institute and the newly-named Antonin Scalia...

How To Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds

[Community] How To Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds By Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz Posted August 14, 2018 Heirlooms are irresistible, not just because they’re delicious, but because growing them defies capitalism. Most tomatoes in a supermarket are hybrids, bred for uniform...

Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development

[Spiritual] Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development By Charles Eisenstein Posted August 7, 2018 In George Orwell’s 1984, there is a moment when the Party announces an “increase” in the chocolate ration – from thirty grams to twenty. No one except for the...

Nomi Prins: The central banking heist has put the world at risk

[Economic] Nomi Prins: The central banking heist has put the world at risk by Liam Halligan Posted July 28, 2018 “The 2008 financial crisis was the consequence of a loosely regulated banking system in which power was concentrated in the hands of too limited a cast of...

David Hogg Just Got “SWATTED”. Here’s Why That’s So Messed Up.

[Social] David Hogg Just Got “SWATTED”. Here’s Why That’s So Messed Up. By Joe Jarvis Posted July 23, 2018 The number of raids conducted by SWAT-like police units has grown accordingly. In the 1970s, there were just a few hundred a year; by the early 1980s, there were...

Seven Ways to Help High Schoolers Find Purpose

[Spiritual] Seven Ways to Help High Schoolers Find Purpose by Patrick Cook-Deegan Posted July 20, 2018 Over the past decade, I have had the chance to ask thousands of teenagers what they think about school. I’ve found that the vast majority of them generally feel one...

Survival of the Richest

[Spiritual] Survival of the Richest by Douglas Rushkoff Posted July 17, 2018 Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. It was by far the largest fee I had ever...

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