Brooke Jarvis

Brooke Jarvis, previously a staff writer and web editor for YES! Magazine, is a contributing writer for Rolling Stone.

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Friday, September 20, 2013 - 7:16am
Flooding and Fracking in Colorado: Double Disaster
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Friday, January 18, 2013 - 2:32pm
Don't Ignore the Drought: It's Bad, and It's Not Going Away
Droughts, it could be argued, are the opposite of news. By definition, they represent the absence of something (namely, adequate rain) happening. And they only occur when that something has already been not-happening for a very long time. As a result, droughts tend not to make the front page.
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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 8:09am
Time for Some Good Jobs Guarantees
Chicago teachers, whose strike concluded this week, brought their protests to some familiar places: marches through city streets, rallies in public parks and plazas.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 2:12pm
ALEC Retreats, Sort Of
When its corporate members began to announce their plans to cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC, as the group is better known, reacted defensively.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 2:46pm
Tapping a Pipeline of Grassroots Energy
In the latest act of what has become a long political saga, Senate Republicans are trying to bypass the permitting process altogether and pass a law mandating the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport oil from the Canadian tar sands to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico.
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Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 2:08pm
Big News on Bank Transfers
Two summers ago, at the U.S. Social Forum, I attended a panel discussion about ways to expand the use of credit unions as alternatives to the “too big to fail” banks whose risky investments had helped tank the economy.
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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 7:40am
How Cities and States are Sticking It to Citizens United
The Supreme Court may have declared in Citizens United v.
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Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 7:57am
L.A. and Occupy L.A. Agree: It's Time to End Corporate Personhood
On December 3, just two days before Occupy L.A. was evicted by police, the General Assembly of the occupation passed a unanimous resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 10:37am
The Courage to Stop Pretending: Tim DeChristopher Sentenced
After being found guilty in March (of making a false statement and violating the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act), activist Tim DeChristopher was sentenced yesterday in federal court to two years in prison and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 11:06am
The Cyclists Who Beat an Airplane: A Tale of Carmaggedon
Over the weekend, Los Angeles—perhaps America’s most famously car-choked city—briefly became a modern transportation morality play.
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