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Read the Dirt’s latest project is its Ear to the Ground newsletter. The newsletter is a civic intelligence service. We read local [read more …]

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Read the Dirt is launching an affordable, exclusive newsletter that takes the model of a corporate intelligence service, and wields it for [read more …]

US Climate Movement: Funnel Money Downward if You Want to Survive

This Read the Dirt production was published by Earth Island Journal. Since the election of Donald Trump, many people who have not [read more …]

Part 2: Jordan Cove LNG Backers Spend Huge Money to Sway Tiny Oregon County Election

This Read the Dirt production was published by DeSmogBlog Two weeks ahead of an Oregon county special election, backers of the multi-billion [read more …]

Part 1: Oregon County Faces Gas Industry Funding, Lobbyists in Battle to Halt Jordan Cove LNG Project

This Read the Dirt production was published by DeSmogBlog and Truthout. Scattered throughout Coos County, situated on Oregon’s southern coast, are signs [read more …]

Get To Know The BATS: Teachers Fighting Privatization

This Read the Dirt production was published by Popular Resistance. Chris Christie once told a Badass Teacher that he was “sick”of people [read more …]

Re-Imagining Local Public Space, From Parks to Post Offices

This Read the Dirt production was published by The Leap. As austerity and privatization spread around the globe, there has never been [read more …]

Quote_Robin D.G. Kelley, November, 2016

“We have no choice but to resist.” -Robin D.G. Kelley, November, 2016

Quote_James Baldwin

“It is the innocence which constitutes the crime.” -James Baldwin

The Fight For Local Democracy in New York City

Editor’s Note: New York City’s Community Boards possess nothing in the way of real governing authority. When 52 out of the borough’s [read more …]