Simon is a writer, filmmaker, and works part time for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. He edits the Ear to the Ground newsletter and can be found on Twitter @SimonDavisCohen
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“In for a Fight": Rural Wisconsinites Resist Influx of Industrial Hog Facilities
Despite local efforts to block new Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), corporate agriculture interests are legislating and intimidating their way out of accountability.
The Reconstruction-Era Legal Theory Preventing Cities and Towns from Responding to the Covid-19 Crisis
Radical times demand a radical re-conception of local politics.
How a Little-Know Virginia Law Has Been Used to Uphold White Supremacy and Undermine Local Democracy
Corporate America is Inching Even Closer to a Constitutional Convention
In statehouses across the country, ALEC-backed legislators are pushing for a balanced-budget amendment, a repeal of the federal income tax and more.
At the People’s Summit, Activists Plot How to Take Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Down Ballot
Participants are looking to carry their momentum on to local races around the country.
Dismantling Corporate Control Isn’t a Spectator Sport: An Interview with Thomas Linzey
Corporate America Is Just 6 States Short of a Constitutional Convention
If ALEC succeeds in rewriting the constitution to mandate a balanced budget, we'll be stuck with supply-side economics for at least a generation.
A Bill of Rights That Puts Workers Above Corporations
It's up to the voters of Spokane, Washington.