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Scarecrow GMOs at the Polls: 7 Things to Tell Your Friends Before Election Day

Frances Moore Lappé, Anna Lappé   |   Nov 02, 2012

Americans are the world’s GMO guinea pigs, say Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé. But California’s ballot initiative on labeling GMO foods would give everyone the choice to change that for themselves.   MORE »

Photo by Dave S. What Climate-Driven Hurricane Sandy Teaches about Cooperation

Sarah van Gelder   |   Nov 01, 2012

It’s 3 a.m. and the wind’s howling. Do you know your neighbors?   MORE »

Will “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy End Climate Silence?

Duncan Meisel   |   Oct 29, 2012

While our two main candidates for president have avoided the topic of global warming, the climate itself is anything but silent.   MORE »


Photo by Vox Efx. 12 Ways You Can Safeguard Your Vote

Fran Korten, Doug Pibel, Paul Mozur   |   Nov 02, 2012

Election Day is right around the corner. Here are 12 tips to make sure your vote is counted.   MORE »

We Shall Not Be Moved Book Cover How 5 New Orleans Communities Rebuilt Home in the Wake of Katrina

Natalie Pompilio   |   Oct 29, 2012

Book review: Tom Wooten’s “We Shall Not Be Moved” follows leaders in five different post-hurricane neighborhoods, showing that New Orleanians are a unique breed, deeply loyal to their sometimes infuriating, often insane, and never imitated hometown.   MORE »


Photo by Strike Debt. For Some Debtors, “Coming Out” Is First Step Toward Resistance

Chris Kasper   |   Oct 31, 2012

Chris Kasper hadn’t realized how much shame he felt for being in debt until he stood up in public and spoke about it. As much of Occupy’s energy flows into debt resistance, many more people are doing the same.   MORE »


Photo courtesy of Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Traditional Foods Help Remind Us Who We Are

Kim Eckart   |   Oct 30, 2012

Tribes are pursuing a hands-on approach to finding and preparing Native foods that give spiritual sustenance, too.   MORE »


Warriors Illustration The Hazards of Manhood

Michael Schwalbe   |   Oct 30, 2012

Am I man enough? Am I powerful enough? Men put their bodies at risk to cover up pain, fear, and vulnerability.   MORE »

Photo by Oliver Rich. Keeping the Farm Safe (and Sacred) as Hurricane Sandy Looms

Shannon Hayes   |   Oct 29, 2012

The Hayes family gathers in prayer and gratitude for the ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain, which marks the beginning of winter and the new year. But this year’s beginning will be unlike any other.   MORE »


Rapper 2 Chainz: Ex-Felons Can Get Their Voting Rights Back

Oct 31, 2012

One the biggest voting myths is that those with felonies on their record have lost the right to vote forever. Here’s how you can get re-enfranchised.   MORE »
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