With stores near military bases across the country, the retailer USA Discounters offers easy credit to service members. But when those loans go bad, the company uses the local courts near its Virginia headquarters to file suits by the thousands.
One week and nearly 20 actions later, the Rolling Rebellion to get corporate money out of the political process was a successful jump-off point for bigger, better, brighter and louder actions soon to come.
The Rolling Rebellion is now halfway through its one-week debut and has a lot to show for it – from coast to coast, activists have taken their creative zeal to the streets in a myriad of ways.
Between July 5 and July 12, the Backbone Campaign, along with a nationwide coalition of groups, launches a week of direct action fighting nothing less than a non-violent, second American Revolution.
Less than 1% of Americans contribute 80% of campaign funds – and the amount of political payback on a national level hovers around 40,000 times the original dollar amount given to a campaign.
Our democracy is held hostage by the funders of campaigns.
SB1272 and AJR1 are key examples of grassroots movements using the system to change the system – to #GetMoneyOut of politics.
Marching 480 miles over 37 days from Los Angeles to the State Capitol, activists demand that California legislators outlaw the influence of big money on electoral politics.
Despite the 828-page Dodd-Frank Act, the derivatives pyramid has continued to explode to a value now estimated to be as high as $2 quadrillion.
HSBC, Deutsche Bank and the Bank of Nova Scotia have been accused of attempting to rig the daily global price of silver in the latest price fixing scandal to rock the banking industry.
The British Medical Association joins a growing movement of institutions – including dozens of universities, foundations and even the World Council of Churches – dumping oil, coal and gas holdings.
A community without dollars is not a community without wealth.T his basic insight lies at the heart of the community resilience movement.
This summer, the CIA's private Amazon Web Services cloud—shielded from the public behind a wall of national security—becomes operational.
Extensive research and reports commissioned by the fracking industry are treated as seminal, informative works within the U.K. government – but to date, no one outside industry vouches for its safety.
From the Trans-Pacific Partnership to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership to the Trade In Services Agreement, massive trade deals are being advanced in coordination with a militarized police state.
A few days after thousands marched on downtown Detroit last weekend, the city suspended mass water shutoffs for 15 days – leaving more than 15,000 households already disconnected.
When a journalist in a news article refers to a woman as “strident,” you know what you’re reading is a hit piece – and that's what the New York Times produced about Occupy Wall Street activist McMillan.
We've got a problem in this country, though few politicians will say it out loud: poverty.
Strike Debt, an affiliate of the Occupy movement, has devised a legal and what some consider ingenious way to abolish millions of dollars in consumer debt.
Roughly 90% of workers at Maximus Coffee Group in Houston have been on strike for the past month to protest deep wage cuts.
In Mexico, December 1, 2012, will be remembered as the day that an imposition was legitimized.