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7 Parenting Tips for a World That Harms Women 7 Parenting Tips for a World That Harms Women
by Kim Simon
#YesAllWomen experience harassment—and often violence. I want to make sure it's #NotMySons behind it.
Worried About Online Surveillance? Your Librarian Can Help Worried About Online Surveillance? Your Librarian Can Help
by Melissa Morrone
A guided tour of ways to use your local library to protect your privacy online.
Gay Marriage Went From Unthinkable to Inevitable. Here's What It Means for the Change You Want to See Gay Marriage Went From Unthinkable to Inevitable. Here's What It Means for the Change You Want to See
by Mark Engler, Paul Engler
The momentum behind the legalization of gay marriage came from grassroots action, not from court cases.
This Transgender Widow's Struggle for Benefits Will Touch Your Heart This Transgender Widow's Struggle for Benefits Will Touch Your Heart
A private person by nature, Robina Asti stepped into the limelight after her benefits were denied. Years later, her work helped change the Social Security Administration's policy toward transgender widows.
“I Want You to Live In My House”: How U.S. Kids Are Welcoming the Central American Child Refugees “I Want You to Live In My House”: How U.S. Kids Are Welcoming the Central American Child Refugees
by Christa Hillstrom
Ashamed of the public rejection of children seeking refuge in the United States? Here’s what you can do about it.
Empathy and Elephants: What I Learned From Talking to My Kids About Poaching Empathy and Elephants: What I Learned From Talking to My Kids About Poaching
by Shannon Hayes
What at first seemed like a disturbing reaction to an article was all about my kids finding something they could relate to in the story.
Too Many Political T-Shirts? 6 Ways to Repurpose Them Too Many Political T-Shirts? 6 Ways to Repurpose Them
by Christine St. Pierre, Kali Swenson
The messages may be eternal, but T-shirts aren't forever. These DIY projects can give them new life.
Why Are Immigrant Children Flooding Across the Border? Jon Stewart Lays It Out Why Are Immigrant Children Flooding Across the Border? Jon Stewart Lays It Out
by Molly Rusk
More than 48,000 undocumented kids have been apprehended while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border this year.
This Young Man Lost 3 Family Members in Gaza. Here's Why Their Stories Matter. This Young Man Lost 3 Family Members in Gaza. Here's Why Their Stories Matter.
by Jen Marlowe
We were sitting in a Seattle park, about to start a picnic, when Amer got the news.
Why Target Stopped Asking Job Applicants If They've Been Convicted of a Crime Why Target Stopped Asking Job Applicants If They've Been Convicted of a Crime
by Nur Lalji
More than 60 counties, cities, and states—and some corporations—are reducing discrimination against former offenders by removing one small box from job applications.
Breaking the Grip of the Fossil Fuel Economy: If It Can Happen in Appalachia, It Can Happen Anywhere Breaking the Grip of the Fossil Fuel Economy: If It Can Happen in Appalachia, It Can Happen Anywhere
by Laura Flanders
Coal production is gradually leaving Appalachia—having already extracted much of the region's natural wealth. Local people are figuring out how to build a new economy based on shared vision and community knowledge. If transition can happen here, it can change the debate everywhere.
These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy
by Joe Solomon
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.
FabLabs, Time Banks, and Other Hidden Treasures You Didn’t Know You Owned FabLabs, Time Banks, and Other Hidden Treasures You Didn’t Know You Owned
by David Bollier
Self-organized commons are undergoing a renaissance today as one of the most robust alternatives to modern-day capitalism.
Welcome to the Spanish Town Where People Come Before Profit Welcome to the Spanish Town Where People Come Before Profit
by Liam Barrington-Bush, Jen Wilton
The town of Marinaleda, often called Spain's "communist utopia," is proof that an economy built on mutual aid is possible.
Protecting the Truth: The Japanese American Legacy Project Protecting the Truth: The Japanese American Legacy Project
by Kali Swenson
Many Japanese Americans were incarcerated in concentration camps during World War II. Densho is preserving their stories and the cultural knowledge that comes with them.
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