Kicking the Coal Habit

Coal isn’t far behind firearm homicides or drunk driving in killing people in the US, annually causing 24,000 heart attacks, 217,600 asthma attacks, and dispatching 13,200 Americans. No wonder so many citizens increasingly oppose its use and export.

A Stain That Won’t Wash Away

Two years after a series of gambles and ill-advised decisions on a BP drilling project led to the largest accidental oil spill in United States history and the death of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, no one has been held accountable.

Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to Free Democracy From Corporate Control

In New Mexico a resolution passed through the state legislature on Feb. 13, calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to free democracy from corporate control.

What the Rulers Don’t Understand

The protests that began in Wisconsin this year, and which now also fill the streets of Manhattan, Boston, Chicago, and this week, Washington D.C., have gotten the attention of the American political class. 2011 is becoming a remake of the 1999 Battle of Seattle, except this time the protests are ongoing, national and global, and the target is not the WTO but the entire edifice of corporate capitalism.

Propaganda and the Voter ID Campaign

Lorraine Minnite exposes the deceptions spread by those seeking to restrict voting.

Bozeman Resolution on Coal Trains

A resolution of the Bozeman City Commission to request that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hold a public hearing in Bozeman, Montana, and that it prepare a comprehensive Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) on the cumulative impacts of new and expanded coal export terminals in Washington and Oregon.

Corporate Power Over Ballot Questions: Archive of Older Cases

Corporations wield immense power to defeat citizen ballot initiatives and referenda that are disfavored by company executives and increasingly, corporations are running their own initiative campaigns. They’ve been at it for awhile, so we keep an archive of cases here (you’ll also find a link to current cases and analysis inside)