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Economic relief agencies as well as support for arts and culture got nearly a five-month reprieve from the more radical cuts proposed in Trump’s budget.
James Trimarco | May 3, 2017
One researcher reports that local farmers believed the bomb was nuclear and that they’d been exposed to radiation.
James Trimarco | Apr 14, 2017
The U.S. does not have to choose between backing the Assad regime or extremist groups. There is another choice: Syria’s homegrown pro-democracy resistance.
James Trimarco | Apr 8, 2017
The Appalachian Regional Commission helps to create jobs and improve economic fortunes of “distressed counties” in West Virginia and Kentucky.
James Trimarco | Apr 3, 2017
“Sanctuary policies are legal, and Trump’s executive order is not.”
James Trimarco | Mar 31, 2017
While national outrage is focused on Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts, tiny agencies helping communities that teeter on the edge of poverty would also disappear.
James Trimarco | Mar 17, 2017
Pruitt’s approach to the EPA is likely to threaten farmworkers, who are highly exposed to the effects of climate change, including heat stress and increased pesticide use.
Minneapolis and others are ready to follow.
Seven banks—including Wells Fargo, TD Bank, and Citibank—will meet with Standing Rock Sioux leaders after months of intense defund-DAPL pressure.
James Trimarco | Jan 26, 2017
The debate about an exotic new kind of drug delayed the trade deal for years, thanks in part to relentless advocates who stood up to big pharma.
James Trimarco | Nov 18, 2016
From reducing incarceration levels in Oklahoma to keeping kids out of adult prisons in California, voters gave a few significant wins to the rights of the incarcerated.
Maine’s unique solution for clean elections involves $5 contributions and campaigns funded entirely by taxpayers. And it’s working.
James Trimarco | Nov 4, 2016
While many progressives might be missing Bernie Sanders, if you look hard enough, he was there Monday night.
James Trimarco | Sep 27, 2016
Use the hashtag #HighStakesNov8 to live tweet the debate with us.
James Trimarco | Sep 26, 2016
Tell us about your gig life by using #IamtheGigEconomy.
If Congress hasn't taken action to help get money out of politics by April 10, 3,000 people have pledged to risk arrest in a week-long series of sit-ins.
James Trimarco | Mar 30, 2016
On April 11, thousands of marchers with Democracy Spring will arrive in the nation’s capital. It’s expected to be the largest civil disobedience action in decades.
James Trimarco | Mar 17, 2016
David Bowie pushed boundaries, challenged norms, and helped pop culture become more inclusive. Here’s how to keep his legacy alive.
A complex, for-profit system is behind these three-digit scores that affect your ability to borrow, rent, and work. Here's how regulators are putting credit score companies on notice.
James Trimarco | Sep 4, 2015
The Port of Seattle has welcomed the oil company to temporarily moor its drilling rig before it’s towed to Alaska. But these protestors are threatening to block it.
After years of work as a climate activist, Keith Harrington decided to get a degree in economics. Now, he’s working to transform the field.
James Trimarco | Feb 21, 2015
First, they started buying up—and canceling—individuals’ medical debt. Now the people behind Rolling Jubilee are taking on student loans from a for-profit university that exploits the poor—and the whole debt system could be next.
Filters that contain fungi with powerful antibiotic properties can help remove harmful bacteria from water.
James Trimarco | May 31, 2014
The controversial trade deal poses serious threats to humans and the environment. We can find better tools in the fight for dolphin rights.
James Trimarco | Feb 8, 2014
A trade deal likely to harm environmental and labor protections may be losing momentum. But it's not dead yet.
James Trimarco | Feb 4, 2014
The issue of local food is more urgent when you're more than 2,400 miles away from the nearest continent.
James Trimarco | Jan 24, 2014
Negotiators from Latin American and Asian countries said they were "doing their best" to stand up to the U.S. Trade Representative.
James Trimarco | Nov 23, 2013
After a major leak from the agreement's secret text, people are talking about the TPP. What will it mean for the secretive trade deal's future?
James Trimarco | Nov 16, 2013
A recent editorial in the The New York Times argued that the Trans Pacific Partnership should strengthen environmental and labor regulations. But that won't happen unless we change the process.
James Trimarco | Nov 9, 2013
The public reaction to a documentary about captive orca whales showed an empathy we don't usually associate with TV audiences.
James Trimarco | Oct 25, 2013
The Trans Pacific Partnership is likely to be a setback for efforts to regulate and label GMO foods.
James Trimarco | Oct 19, 2013
For those in the intelligence community who want to come forward about government lawbreaking, Edward Snowden made it clear that they're not alone.
James Trimarco | Oct 12, 2013
When their name appeared in Joss Whedon's new TV show, the environmentalist group Rising Tide took to social media to fight back.
James Trimarco | Oct 2, 2013
Now that the encampments are gone, what do we have to show for our movement? As it turns out, quite a bit.
James Trimarco | Sep 18, 2013
Daniel Agnew, Melanie Andrade, and Jabari Mickles are members of a group that occupied Florida’s capitol building after the Zimmerman acquittal.
James Trimarco | Jul 27, 2013
The association says it will bring in retired members in an effort to defuse tensions between young occupiers and capitol police.
James Trimarco | Jul 20, 2013
For the last three nights, a growing group has camped out in the Florida Capitol building, demanding the governor address their concerns about the Zimmerman acquittal.
James Trimarco | Jul 19, 2013
As NSA-reporting blogger Glenn Greenwald comes under fire from some media outlets, social media users show solidarity through absurd humor.
James Trimarco | Jun 28, 2013
Programs such as Prism would likely be used to hamper the social movements we need to tackle the biggest problems of our time.
James Trimarco | Jun 18, 2013
Eight in ten Americans oppose the Supreme Court ruling, which allows unlimited corporate spending on U.S. elections. Delaware is the latest state to demand that Congress step in and overturn it.
James Trimarco | Jun 12, 2013
The dams would cost $105 billion, flood an area twice the size of LA, and force the relocation of tens of thousands of indigenous people. Against all the odds, the local forest-dwelling people are coming together and organizing in a way that’s unheard of in this part of the world.
James Trimarco | May 25, 2013
The sequester could result in the first significant cuts to the military budget in years. If it goes through, let’s make sure we avoid mass unemployment by training these veterans to work in growing industries.
James Trimarco | Feb 28, 2013
Speakers at an Idle No More event in Seattle drew comparisons between spiritual and political struggles, making the movement seem closer to Civil Rights than Occupy.
James Trimarco | Jan 15, 2013