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PEACE & JUSTICE  

Photo provided by Sojourners New NYC Subway Ads: “Love Your Muslim Neighbors”

Beau Underwood   |   Sep 28, 2012

After hateful ads implying that Muslims are “savages” were posted in New York subway stations, a Christian group launched its own campaign.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

sun pinch The Rain on Our Parade: A Letter to My Dismal Allies

Rebecca Solnit   |   Sep 28, 2012

Can lefty perfectionists ever be satisfied?   MORE »



Cartoon by Joe Mohr Cartoon: Naughty Children, Then and Now

Joe Mohr   |   Sep 27, 2012



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What Bullies Can Teach Our Kids—And Us

Shannon Hayes   |   Sep 26, 2012

Shannon Hayes on the important lesson that can be learned by standing up to a bully.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

blindfolded typists Why “Green” Consumer Choices Can’t Win Climate Justice

George Lakey   |   Sep 27, 2012

Middle-class people are often socialized to believe they are responsible for improving their neighborhoods, their communities, and the world itself. Helpful as that often is, it creates a blind spot when it comes to global warming.    MORE »



PLANET  

Pipeline Blockade Takes to the Trees

Candice Bernd   |   Sep 26, 2012

Despite rough treatment at the hands of law enforcement, tree sitters and their allies remain steadfast in their nonviolence.   MORE »



Will Tar Sands Drain the Rockies Dry?

Kristin Moe   |   Sep 25, 2012

From snow to glacier, from river to delta, and back again. Now, that centuries-old cycle has been interrupted by the tremendous volume of water required to extract oil from the Alberta tar sands.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

One Billion Rising

Sep 24, 2012

Eve Ensler has said that nothing is more important than stopping violence against women. Her new short film encourages us to rise up do just that.   MORE »



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