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Bangladeshi Workers Organize to Protect Their Most Valuable Export: Themselves
by Tiffany Williamsposted Oct 08, 2014
- In the evolving global economy, migrants facing virtual indentured servitude abroad—and coming home to debt and social isolation—feels like the new normal.
Why I’m Staying In My Hometown (Even Though Everybody Knows What I Was Like as a Kid)
posted Oct 07, 2014
- Brought on by the sound of a screaming child, I reflect on my past, my community, and how we can become our true selves without fleeing our roots.
These 8 Projects Are Sustaining the Momentum of the People’s Climate March
by Joseph Boutilierposted Oct 07, 2014
- From people who are still literally marching to campaigns to sue the government for failing to take action on climate change, these projects make it clear that the People’s Climate March was just the beginning.
After Ferguson, It’s Time to Turn a Civil Rights Moment Into a Human Rights Movement
by Nathan Schneiderposted Oct 07, 2014
- “We need to expand the civil-rights struggle to a higher level—to the level of human rights.”
“Nature Deficit Disorder” Is Making Us Sick—But These “Bioneers” Believe They Have the Cure
by Ruairí McKiernanposted Oct 06, 2014
- In this interview, the founder of the Bioneers conference talks about what he’s learned in 25 years of bringing thinkers together.
Naomi Klein Tells YES!: People’s Climate March Is a “Glimpse of the Movement We Need”
by Sarah van Gelderposted Oct 03, 2014
- Naomi Klein’s powerful new book explains why not only can the climate movement win—but it’s our best chance at overturning some of history’s greatest injustices.
A Wall Street Equity Firm Evicted My Family. We’re Still Searching for a Home
by Michael Donleyposted Oct 03, 2014
- Our experience strengthened our resolve to fight for housing as a human right.
Small-Scale Traditional Farming Is the Only Way to Avoid Food Crisis, UN Researcher Says
by Nafeez Ahmedposted Oct 03, 2014
- New scientific research increasingly shows how “agroecology” offers environmentally sustainable methods that can meet the rapidly growing demand for food.
Video: A Bear and Fox Show Why Empathy Brings Us Closer than Sympathy
posted Oct 03, 2014
- Empathy involves a deeper connection than sympathy does, and often means sharing a bit of emotional vulnerability.
Photo Essay: Scenes from the Heart of the #FloodWallStreet Sit-In
by Sachie Hopkins-Hayakawaposted Oct 02, 2014
- There was more to #FloodWallStreet than a guy in a polar bear suit getting arrested. Here’s a gallery of lesser-known moments from the day’s events.
West Virginia Cattle Farmers Build the Local Food Economy They Need to Thrive
by Erin L. McCoyposted Oct 01, 2014
- The farmers working to build West Virginia’s local meat economy know that their fate relies on the success of the entire local meat ecosystem.
Why a Tiny Decrease in Unemployment Means a Big Pay Raise for the Poor
by Dean Bakerposted Oct 01, 2014
- A sustained one-percentage-point decline in the unemployment rate is associated with a 9.4 percent rise in the wages of workers in the bottom quintile of the wage distribution.
Three Projects that Block Violence Against Women By Bringing Communities Together
by Victoria Lawposted Sep 30, 2014
- These projects show how everyday people can address violence in our own communities by break through the silence to interrupt abuse.
Workers in Maine Buy Out Their Jobs, Set an Example for the Nation
by Rob Brown, Noemi Giszpenc, Brian Van Slykeposted Sep 30, 2014
- For the new worker-owners of the Island Employee Cooperative, the transformation into a co-op will create profound changes in their lives.
Time for a New Containment Strategy? What Climate Marchers Can Learn from the Cold War
by Jim Shultzposted Sep 29, 2014
- The leading strategies in the climate justice movement already resemble the Cold War policies of containment, roll-back, and isolation. But can they wear down the political power of the fossil fuel industry?