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PEOPLE POWER  

Photo courtesy of the National Guestworkers Alliance Meet the Crawfish-Peeling Guestworkers Who Inspired Walmart Walkouts

Cecilia Garza   |   Oct 11, 2012

How a few courageous workers in small-town Louisiana sparked nationwide actions demanding better wages and working conditions for those who pick, pack, stock, and sell the mega-retailer’s products.   MORE »



99 To 1 Book Cover Book Review: “99 to 1” by Chuck Collins

Scott Gast   |   Oct 09, 2012

Inside the wealth gap that’s wrecking the world—and what we can do about it.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Doctors Illustration Online Tools Help Doctors Listen Up

Sarah Kuck   |   Oct 11, 2012

Does your doctor understand what you need? These simple tools are helping practitioners slow down and communicate better with patients.   MORE »



Acupuncture 6 Ways Communities Put Health First

Stuart Glascock   |   Oct 11, 2012

From play space for kids to AIDS activism: the fight against disease goes grassroots.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Photo by Dave Rutt Lawmakers Get Graded on Equality Record

Chuck Collins   |   Oct 09, 2012

How do your representatives stack up when it comes to voting on policy that helps—or hinders—economic equality? Before you go to the polls, check out the Congressional Report Card for the 99%   MORE »



Photo by MATEUS_27:24&25. Green Light May Be Ahead for Insurance on Shared Vehicles

Cat Johnson   |   Oct 08, 2012

As more and more people begin sharing and renting out their cars and homes, insurance issues have begun to emerge. Sharing communities are taking the lead in finding solutions.   MORE »



PHOTO ESSAY OF THE WEEK   

Cobblers, Carpenters, Baristas: Portraits of Americans at Work

Oct 12, 2012

From hot dog stand owner to skateboard instructor, a cross-country exploration of the jobs we love.   MORE »


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