All Articles on Frances Moore Lappé

State Rep. Chloe Maxmin and allies celebrate the Maine AFL-CIO signing onto the Green New Deal in April of 2019. (Photo: Maxmin's Twitter) Views
We're Not "Polarized" Everywhere. In Maine, Democracy and Green Energy Win Big
How often I hear that in “polarized” America rural voters will reject a green agenda out of hand. For them, green means liberal, tree-hugging snobs, unconcerned about the struggles of real working people. But last week that frame busted for me when I had a chance to speak with Chloe Maxmin, a 27...
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Green cities powered only by renewable energy sources—save money, their health, and our planet.  (Photo: Eviart / Views
Climate Courage—Cities and States Matter, Too
Across America, local governments are leading the way with some of the most progressive transitions in the nation.
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In September 2014, a U.S. official from The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives estimated that half the weapons available on El Salvador’s black market were made in the United States. (Photo: Wes Bausmith / Los Angeles Times) Views
Blood on Our Hands: How We Help Drive Immigration North
Where are the calls to stop the massive illegal transfer of U.S. weapons fueling the very violence that drives innocent people to leave their homes?
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The top one-tenth of 1 percent controls as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent, while roughly a fifth of American children live in poverty, and half of American infants are so poor they depend on public aid to eat.(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
The Shocking Tale of Two Generations
The tragic place America finds itself in
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"I'm a Capitalist," Says Warren…But Why?
Let's drop the dead-end debate of capitalism versus socialism and focus on choosing terms that capture what we really mean—an open, fair, and accountable market essential to real democracy.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks as she and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) unveil the Green New Deal resolution. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
The Green New Deal Is Not a Choice
Please don’t let the naysayers dim our confidence in our power to step up in this do-or-die moment
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Free speech… if you can afford the megaphone! (Photo: Mike Keefe Views
On Democracy, Did Our Highest Court Ignore Its Strongest Argument?
Americans end up with the right to speak but zero right to be heard
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Publisher Betty Ballantine--she believed in the power of ideas, and was willing to take risks to bring new ones to light. (Photo: Richard Ballantine/Kathy Ballantine 1980, via Associated Press) Views
The People’s Publisher Who Changed My Life Forever
Let’s take a moment to celebrate Betty Ballantine and all who believe in the power of ideas, and are willing to take risks to bring new ones to light
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Antidotes to Brutal Capitalism? Some Hidden in Plain Sight
Across the country, Americans in all walks of life are creating companies with business models driven by social purpose, not just their own pocketbook priorities.
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French protesters wear yellow vests as they march in Paris against rising oil prices and living costs near the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees.  (Photo: Olivier Coret/News Pictures/REX/Shutterstock 11/24/18) Views
What Could the French “Yellow Vests” Teach Us about Ourselves?
For the French, equality is a positive value; whereas here at home calls for greater equality are fought by evoking fear of creeping “communism” and—with racist undertones—the coddling of the “undeserving” poor
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