Press Coverage

Toxic Shock: The Monsanto Doctrine and GMO-free Farming

September 7, 2016

During the past decade, five counties in California and three in Hawaii have passed common-sense public-safety laws to protect public health, organic agriculture, and clean water by regulating farms that grow pesticide-soaked genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Now, San Francisco’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will determine whether the federal government can invalidate these laws in order to protect the profits of the world’s largest agrochemical companies.

After Philadelphia, Progressives Push for Radical Systemic Change

August 9, 2016

Centrist Democrats are bragging that they don’t need progressives to win in November. But the partnership works both ways.

It’s morally useful to look at American politics through the eyes of Laura Zuñiga Cáceres. Just before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the daughter of slain Honduran activist Berta Cáceres arrived in Philadelphia, where she stayed, spoke, and, with thousands of others, protested the convention.

Protests Rage At Day One Of The DNC

July 25, 2016

The pro-Bernie group is having a final hurrah at the DNC in Philadelphia

The growing crowd chants “We are peaceful, we are kind!” and “Feel the Bern!” They wear t-shirts that say “Bernie Sanders is my spirit animal,” and carry signs proclaiming “Education not incarceration” and “Stop the racist drug war.” There are too many of them to count.     

Rediscovering the Art of Democracy

July 18, 2016

Seeking to provide citizens a voice where our political parties fail, the People's Peace and Justice Convention convened over the weekend in Cleveland to create a people's platform ahead of the Republican National Convention. Activists and community organizers gathered to identify issues of economic, political, racial, international, and political justice that both Republican and Democratic leaders fail to address.

"Move to Amend" Calls for Abolishing Corporate Personhood at Syracuse Meeting Tonight

July 12, 2016

Move to Amend is coming to Syracuse to promote ending the practice of allowing corporations to have constitutional rights.  The group feels those viewpoints are tied closely to the power and views of the wealthiest Americans.

Move to Amend is calling for a constitutional amendment to abolish the illegitimate courted-created concept that corporations and other artificial entities have inherited constitutional rights.