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Why Germany Is Backing Away From a Trade Deal that Lets Corporations Sue the Government Why Germany Is Backing Away From a Trade Deal that Lets Corporations Sue the Government
by Alexis Goldstein
A new round of international trade agreements threatens to increase corporate power over national governments. But news out of Germany suggests the deals aren't inevitable.
A Bike that Stamps Your Message on the Street, and 3 Other Open-Source Tools for Activists A Bike that Stamps Your Message on the Street, and 3 Other Open-Source Tools for Activists
by Molly Rusk
StreetToolbox offers new tools for the political communicator—from a remote controlled car that writes messages in colored sand to a kit that turns your bike into a mobile printing press.
Why Banking at the Post Office Could Be a Better Option Than Payday Loans—and Wall Street Why Banking at the Post Office Could Be a Better Option Than Payday Loans—and Wall Street
by Raúl Carrillo
USPS used to offer financial services. Proponents say that bringing them back could buffer us from financial meltdowns and alleviate poverty.
Guardians of the Plains: One Lakota Family's Plan to Fend off South Dakota's Epic Drought Guardians of the Plains: One Lakota Family's Plan to Fend off South Dakota's Epic Drought
by Kristin Moe
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.
Domestic Violence in the NFL: How the Ray Rice Scandal Cracked the Conversation Wide Open Domestic Violence in the NFL: How the Ray Rice Scandal Cracked the Conversation Wide Open
by Christopher Zumski Finke
An ESPN commentator said women should try not to provoke men to violence. The public backlash has proved sports culture can be a fertile place to debate women's rights, after all.
Trash Into Treasure: 6 Cool Things Made from Sea Plastic Trash Into Treasure: 6 Cool Things Made from Sea Plastic
by Liz Pleasant
As the problem of marine pollution gets serious, people around the world are turning ocean trash into all sorts of useful objects.
Remembering Stephen Gaskin: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Original Off-the-Grid Farm Remembering Stephen Gaskin: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Original Off-the-Grid Farm
by Erin McCarley
Gaskin had a talent for thinking through ways to combine simple living with social engagement. He died on July 1, 2014.
To Strike Back at Hobby Lobby, Crafters Re-Knit the Wall Between Church and State To Strike Back at Hobby Lobby, Crafters Re-Knit the Wall Between Church and State
by Kali Swenson
The campaign has collected 700 hand-knitted bricks to dump on the Supreme Court steps to protest its infamous decision.
Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity
by Erin Sagen
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.
Rays of Hope in Gaza: 13 Israeli and Palestinian Groups Building Peace Rays of Hope in Gaza: 13 Israeli and Palestinian Groups Building Peace
by Jen Marlowe
The safety and security every Israeli and Palestinian child deserves can only come about if all children's rights are secured. Here are the people trying to make that happen.
With 6 Family Members Lost in Gaza, This Young Man Keeps Telling Their Stories With 6 Family Members Lost in Gaza, This Young Man Keeps Telling Their Stories
by Democracy Now!
Amer Shurrab tells Democracy Now! about the six members of his family who have died as a result of the crisis in Gaza.
Study Finds Indigenous Land Management Highly Effective in Combating Climate Change Study Finds Indigenous Land Management Highly Effective in Combating Climate Change
by David Kaimowitz
The study highlights the story of Brazil, where increasing indigenous rights to the rainforest helped cut carbon emissions by 3.2 billion tons.
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.
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