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Do We Live on a One-Party Planet?

At /The Rules, we think its time for a new marker; one that grows very much from the 1%-99% meme, and, hopefully, adds something important. And it’s that we now all live on a One Party Planet.

Review: Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything

We are all striving to create communities that create more life, rather than destroy it.

Naomi Klein: Reject Keystone XL Pipeline, We Need Radical Change to Prevent Catastrophic Warming

House lawmakers passed legislation Friday to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would bring carbon-intensive tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf Coast.

The New Grassroots Heroes: They Fight Pollution—and Police Brutality—And They're Changing How Social Movements Happen

It’s remembered as the global march for climate justice, but how did that word “justice” get into the title of the huge rallies that took place in New York and other cities this September?

No cause is an island

As we wring our hands at inaction on a national food security strategy, climate change or biodiversity protection, it’s easy to focus on the timidity of key decision makers in business and government.

6 Ways Americans Voted Against Corporate Power in the Most Expensive Midterm Elections Ever

Deep breaths, everyone. The midterm election didn't exactly go how many people hoped...Here are six local elections that got us excited.

Will fossil fuel divestment take root in South Africa?

When it comes to divestment — be it the U.S. campaigns against tobacco and sweatshop labor in the 1990s or the current global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel — the anti-apartheid struggle is always cited as an influence.

The protests, occupations and uprisings changing our world

From the Battle of Seattle to Occupy Wall St, a new book revisits the major challenges that grassroots movements face in the pursuit of social change.

Omega Institute Hosts First Major North American Conference of Commons Activists

In Rhinebeck, New York, the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) – part of the noted Omega Institute retreat center – unleashed a torrent of creative energy and political action by hosting the first major conference of commons activists in North America.

ShareHub: at the Heart of Seoul's Sharing Movement

Supported by the municipal government and embedded in numerous parts of everyday life in Seoul, the Sharing City project has proven to be an inspiration to city leaders, entrepreneurs, and sharing enthusiasts around the world.

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