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Uncharted, Berkeley Festival of Ideas, drug policy reform, prison reform, GMOs, water crisis, First Amendment rights, medical overtreatment, human rights

The city that birthed the Free Speech Movement and was the staging ground for America's cultural revolution of the 1960s is now building on that past with a festival to reinvigorate the spirit of active political and intellectual debate.

Jeremy Corbyn, UK Uncut, UK anti-austerity movement, grassroots networks, Marsha Thompson, John McDonell, Labour Party, UK austerity politics

The election of the outspoken left-wing leader marked a sea change in British politics and encouraged droves to jump into party activism – now there's a new way for them to do it with the launch of the grassroots network Momentum.

U.S. war culture, Columbus Day, Kunduz boming

The confluence of Columbus Day Weekend and the Kunduz hospital bombing has us thinking about the deep levels of cultural violence in the United States and what can be done to change it.

money in politics, money buying influence, Citizens United, corporate campaign donations, Super PACs, Dodd-Frank regulations, oil wealth, tech wealth, Koch Brothers, Americans for Prosperity

Just 158 families have provided nearly half of the early money for efforts to capture the White House – with most wealth coming from the fossil fuel and financial service industries, and almost all of it going toward Republicans.

LIBOR interest rate rigging, LIBOR scandal, Loretta Lynch, banking crimes, bankers on trial, British Bankers Association

Two bankers who worked for a Dutch bank in London are being charged in a Manhattan court with wire and banking fraud.

How will the state pay for these new tax cuts that primarily benefit the rich? By raising taxes on the poor, of course.

Posted 6 days 23 hours ago
Group of Five, Group of 10, G-5, G-10, global governance, World Bank, IMF, Group of 20, G-20

An overlapping and highly integrated network of institutions, committees and secret meetings of ad-hoc groups collectively make up the most powerful and informal political structure in the world.

Posted 5 days 1 hour ago

Welcome to nightmare capitalism, survival-by-popularity, the real Hunger Games: where we're forced to go online and crowdfund our way to rent payments, child support, illness recovery and more.

Posted 3 days 23 hours ago

Rebel Cities are desirable as a form of disobedience that defy states, legal frameworks, supranations or markets.

Posted 5 days 1 hour ago

This week, it's about time we hear about climate change – but really hear it.

Posted 6 days 25 min ago

This week, it's about time we hear about climate change – but really hear it.

As the child of Chinese immigrants and as a woman, Grace learned early on that the world needed changing.

From Spain's grassroots city mayors to the Mexican Citizens' Movement, the worldwide network of rebel territories is continuing to grow.

Flint Michigan, Michigan, water

It’s not the government, but private citizens and researchers who have been battling to reveal dangerous lead levels.

refugee crisis, Refugees Welcome, E.U. migrant crisis, Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network

Glasgow Council became the first local council in the U.K. to offer guaranteed support and accommodation to refugees surging into Europe from Syria, Afghanistan and other war-torn countries.