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sustainable communities

Our Village Life’s exchange system lets people purchase and trade goods and services for time as well as money.

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, free trade agreements, corporate trade deals, Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel, the Minister for Economic Affairs and head of the Social Democrats, said Sunday that after 14 rounds of talks, the U.S. and E.U. have yet to agree on even one chapter out of the 27 being discussed.

Zimbabwe protests, Robert Mugabe, tear gas, Zimbabwe pro-democracy movement

Friday's "mega-demonstration" marked the first time that Zimbabwe's fractured opposition joined in a single action to confront President Robert Mugabe's government in a decade.

fascism, Donald Trump, Nazis, capitalists, Goldman Sachs, Brexit, racist politics, Kim Phillips-Fein

We would not have the rabidly free market, neoliberal – and increasingly fascist-leaning – system we have today if not for capitalists who have invested in small far-right groups from the 1930s onwards.

Dakota Access pipeline, Standing Rock Sioux tribe, Keystone XL pipeline, oil pipelines, gas pipelines, pipeline protests, carbon emissions, oil pollution

For starters, this protest is about a competing idea for the future of the planet – and waves of people will show up to make that point.

Hillary Clinton, corporate presidency, Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP, oil and gas industry, fracking, Ken Salazar, John Podesta, Bernie Sanders, Tim Kaine, Democratic National Committee, DNC

Rhetoric aside, Clinton is showing her full solidarity with Wall Street – most recently with the announcement that former Interior Secretary and oil and gas industry insider Ken Salazar will chair her transition team.

Posted 6 days 20 hours ago
EpiPen, Heather Bresch, Joe Manchin, Mylan Pharmaceutical

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has demanded hearings on the EpiPen’s 450 percent price increase in just seven years.

Posted 5 days 1 hour ago

Rapid population growth, wastewater pollution, an increase in dams – and sweeping changes wrought by climate change – are imperiling Pakistan's treasured wetlands and river systems.

Posted 4 days 2 hours ago
income inequality, the 99%, Occupy Wall Street

It may not improve much next year, if House Republicans have their way.

Posted 5 days 17 hours ago
Black Lives Matter, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin, Philando Castile, Alicia Garza,

Again and again, the movement has challenged the abandonment of Black communities underlying a wave of police violence.

Posted 6 days 20 hours ago

Rapid population growth, wastewater pollution, an increase in dams – and sweeping changes wrought by climate change – are imperiling Pakistan's treasured wetlands and river systems.

marijuana, public banking, Drug Enforcement Agency, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Because marijuana continues to be classified as a Schedule 1 drug, private banks are effectively prohibited from fully participating in this market.

EpiPen, Heather Bresch, Joe Manchin, Mylan Pharmaceutical

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has demanded hearings on the EpiPen’s 450 percent price increase in just seven years.

Black Lives Matter, George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin, Philando Castile, Alicia Garza,

Again and again, the movement has challenged the abandonment of Black communities underlying a wave of police violence.

Mexican teacher strikes, Nochixtlán massacre, National Coordination of Education Workers, National Union of Education Workers, Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexican school closures, MORENA party, National Regeneration Movement, California Federation of Teachers, Ca

As the Mexican school year is starting, teachers in four states have refused to return to classes until a negotiated agreement changes the government’s program – and perpetrators of a massacre are held responsible.