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Article $15 and Change: How Seattle Led the Country’s Wage Revolution
Seattle's path to a $15 minimum wage is a winding tale of effective organizing, smart messaging, and blind dumb luck. It is also a roadmap for bypassing partisan gridlock—one city at a time.
Located in Issues / End of Poverty
Article How America's Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of Poverty
Cooperative Home Care Associates' 2,300 workers enjoy good wages, regular hours, and family health insurance. With an investment of $1.2 million into the cooperative sector, New York City is hoping to build on the group's success.
Located in Issues / End of Poverty
Article Guardians of the Plains: One Lakota Family's Plan to Fend off South Dakota's Epic Drought
Long years of drought in South Dakota have made it difficult for the soil to absorb water. A group led by indigenous women hopes to change that through a ambitious dam-building project.
Located in Planet
Article Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity
As climate change makes it more difficult to practice agriculture in their ancestral homelands, indigenous communities are exchanging seeds in hopes of finding the hardiest varieties.
Located in Planet
Article “I Want You to Live In My House”: How U.S. Kids Are Welcoming the Central American Child Refugees
Ashamed of the public rejection of children seeking refuge in the United States? Here’s what you can do about it.
Located in Peace & Justice
Article These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy
The Appalachian Transition Fellows are young people who will spend this year building diverse job opportunities in the coal-country counties that need them most.
Located in Commonomics
Article These Craftivists Are Making A Statement—With Knitting
Craftivism: “a way of looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper, and your quest for justice more infinite.”
Located in Issues / Power of Story
Article Gar Alperovitz on Why the New Economy Movement Needs to Think Big
His new book, "What Then Must We Do?" imagines how a new economic system might actually emerge, from the bottom up, in the next few decades.
Located in Issues / Power of Story
Article Change Is Divine: How Sci Fi Visionary Octavia Butler Influenced This Detroit Revolutionary
"The ideas in Butler's fiction challenge us to contend with our own choices and take responsibility for our own power."
Located in Issues / Power of Story
Article First He Came Out as Undocumented. Then As Gay. Here's What It Means For Immigration Debate.
Felipe Matos told his story in three words: "I am undocumented." It was an act of desperation—but it gave him a sense of agency and power.
Located in Issues / Power of Story
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