What I Learned From My Weeklong Obsession with Rachel Dolezal
by Liz PleasantJun 19, 2015
- Is Rachel Dolezal blacker than I am, or a misguided white woman in need of a reality check? I asked two black women—one who worked with Dolezal and another who is a leader in the #BlackLivesMatter movement—to weigh in.
Video: On the Water With Seattle “Kayaktivists” Who Stood Up to Big Oil
by Jennifer LuxtonJun 19, 2015
- They couldn’t stop the massive rig from heading to Alaska’s Chukchi Sea. But they seem to have invented a new, waterborne form of activism along the way.
Solar Panels Are Part of the Pope’s Revolution—But So Is Dismantling Structural Racism
by Anthony GiancatarinoJun 19, 2015
- The Pope is talking about a revolution that goes way beyond simply adding renewable energy to our current extractive economy.
10 Things I Swore I’d Never Do As A Parent—And What I Learned From Doing Them Anyway
by Shannon HayesJun 19, 2015
- When it was my turn to raise kids, I was certain I’d get it all right. But parenting doesn’t happen by the book.
Two Things White People Should Never Say
by Robert JensenJun 17, 2015
- “I’m not racist, but...” and other things to avoid saying when talking about race.
What’s Next for the World’s Largest Federation of Worker-Owned Co-Ops?
by Mary HansenJun 12, 2015
- A conversation with Mondragon President Josu Ugarte on the future of the mega-cooperative.
Video: How to Pickle Beets
by Liz PleasantJun 12, 2015
- The simple and easy way to pickle your beets at home.
Can Money Help Shrink Jail Populations? The MacArthur Foundation Is Betting $75M on It
by Puck LoJun 11, 2015
- The grants will help jail systems develop a plan for eliminating “the overuse and misuse of jails.” But prisoner advocate Dan Berger says this doesn’t address larger issues like police bias and racism.
"Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" Director on Making the Quirky Film that Became a Sundance Hit
by Christopher Zumski FinkeJun 11, 2015
- For Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, shooting this funny, intimate film was a healing experience.
How a Bronx Theater Uses Avant-Garde Theater to Teach Everyday Activism
by Araz HachadourianJun 10, 2015
- Whether the crisis is AIDS or cyber-bullying, Pregones Theater’s empathy-based theater techniques help young people rehearse for action.
150 Years Later, Two Universities Answer for Their Founder's Role in the Sand Creek Massacre
by Ned BlackhawkJun 08, 2015
- Under pressure from students and community members, Northwestern University and University of Denver take the first steps towards righting historic wrongs.
Ursula K. Le Guin Calls on Fantasy and Sci Fi Writers to Envision Alternatives to Capitalism
by Araz HachadourianJun 04, 2015
- This award-winning author explains how fantasy and science fiction writers can stand up to the corporate system.
5 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow in Your Backyard
by Miles SchneidermanJun 03, 2015
- These herbs aren't just for cooking—here's how you can use them to treat ailments from asthma to anxiety.
Is Populism Making a Comeback? What You Need to Know About Its History—And Its Future
by Fran KortenJun 02, 2015
- The 19th century populists gave us co-ops and workers' rights. Here's how we can build on their work to solve 21st century problems.
How This Library Paid $1 to Install Its Solar Panels
by Mary HansenJun 02, 2015
- In West Virginia, Solar Holler helps nonprofits install solar panels for less than the price of a cup of coffee.
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