Cities with vibrant arts, music, and social scenes are being hit hard by gentrification. But Berlin’s “co-housing culture” shows that a city’s future doesn’t have to go that way.
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Last month, bank officials met face to face with leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux, and this week they announced the bank had sold the loan at the request of tribal leaders.
Although many people in these struggling regions voted for the new president, his cynical answers will not bring them prosperity. But I saw what could.
We must protect the parks, pathways, and gardens that connect us to each other and to the ecosystems of our home.
When 500 refugees arrived in their community, residents of Zaandam were wary. But by the time the newcomers could apply for residency status in Europe, neighbors didn’t want them to leave.
“We fought you. We took your land. We signed treaties that we broke … But we’ve come to say that we are sorry.”
As we work toward a post-fossil fuel society, we can look to these lessons from the Sioux.
“We’re about protecting our future. And that’s what he should be about.”
Songs and prayers, words of encouragement, and spaces for recovery are at the core of the healing happening here at Standing Rock.
Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner talks about being disinvited to introduce Bernie Sanders at the DNC, racism in America, and grassroots leadership.
The real change we need to stop the social and ecological unraveling can be found in the neighborhoods and cities, where we encounter each other every day.
Four reasons communities all over the country are winning against the powerful and extremely wealthy fossil fuel industry.