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Article Escape from an L.A. Sweatshop: How Modern-Day Slaves Become Lobbyists
Lured from Mexico into forced labor at an American factory, Flor Molina’s human trafficking story was typical. What’s remarkable is what she did next.
Located in Issues / The Human Cost of Stuff
Article Growing Up in a Kenyan Slum Taught Me the Real Value of Stuff
It was only after experiencing the abundance of stuff in the United States that Simon Okelo learned to value life with less, the way he grew up.
Located in Issues / The Human Cost of Stuff
Article How a Chicago Mom Liberated a Foreclosure and Got a Home for Her Four Kids
Displaced by foreclosure, this family took direct action—and got a place to live.
Located in Issues / How to Eat Like Our Lives Depend On It
Article Is Your Phone Smart Enough to Not Poison the People Recycling It? This One Is
Our throwaway electronics harm people overseas, but new trends in responsible design are not just smart—they’re kind.
Located in Issues / The Human Cost of Stuff
Article Italy’s “Slow Food” Pioneer: How My Love for Food Ripened into a Life's Work
“Our philosophy is good, clean, and fair food: Good because it is healthy and tasty; clean because it is produced with low environmental impact and with animal welfare in mind; and fair because it respects the work of those who produce, process, and distribute it.”
Located in Issues / How to Eat Like Our Lives Depend On It
Article John Lewis’ Moving Graphic Novel Brings the Civil Rights Struggle to a New Generation
In the tradition of “Maus” and “Persepolis,” “March” tells the story of young African Americans who, like its author, rose up from the Jim Crow South to assert their human rights.
Located in Issues / Education Uprising
Article Legalization is a Human Rights Issue: Latin America Steps Up Resolve to End the Drug Wars
On the heels of pot legalization in Washington and Colorado, the movement for less punitive drug policy is coalescing at every level. Its new leaders could come from the very countries that have suffered the most.
Located in Issues / Education Uprising
Article Lessons from a Pay-It-Forward Restaurant: The Importance of Gratitude
At the Karma Kitchen, people enjoy a meal that’s already paid for—and are invited to continue the chain of generosity. In the process, organizers and participants alike learn the transformative power of gratitude.
Located in Happiness
Article Marriage Equality Victories Show How Change Happens, One Step at a Time
Before 2004, no state allowed same-sex marriage. Today, it's legal in 12 states and the District of Columbia. If you want to see how political progress is made, look to the local level.
Located in Issues / Love and the Apocalypse
Article Pete Seeger Interview: How Can I Keep from Singing?
At the age of 94, Pete Seeger has passed away. Sarah van Gelder interviewed him in 2007 on a life of music and the power of millions of small changes.
Located in Issues / Climate Solutions
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