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Photo courtesy of the Kheel Center Where Did International Women’s Day Come From?

Steph Solis   |   Mar 08, 2013

Today, the world honors advancements for women’s rights—and it all started with a courageous group of garment workers.   MORE »



Yale student divestment Students for Climate Justice: We’re Not a Single-Issue Movement

Sachie Hopkins-Hayakawa, Sally Bunner, Lauren Ressler   |   Mar 06, 2013

The students organizing for climate justice on campuses today are drawing connections between the environment and social issues like debt, racism, and immigration.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Cracking the Codes Film Offers Fresh Take on Racism in Obama’s America

Valerie Schloredt   |   Mar 07, 2013

Cracking the Codes features stories of racism’s continuing effects told by those who experience it daily, and includes a teaching guide for those who want to address racial issues within groups and projects.   MORE »



Dancing the World into Being: A Conversation with Idle No More’s Leanne Simpson

Naomi Klein   |   Mar 05, 2013

Naomi Klein speaks with writer, spoken-word artist, and indigenous academic Leanne Betasamosake Simpson about “extractivism,” why it’s important to talk about memories of the land, and what’s next for Idle No More.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Photo by Amanda Rivkin How Workers Laid Off from a Chicago Factory Took It Over Themselves

Laura Flanders   |   Mar 05, 2013

When their boss tried to fire them, the workers of Republic Windows and Doors occupied the factory. Now they own it as a cooperative.   MORE »



   COMMENT OF THE WEEK   

Quote graphic Reader Maura Stephens writes …

“This is nice, but the real people who will stop fracking are the thousands of UNPAID, UNLAUDED grassroots individuals and families who have sacrificed so much for so long to ensure that fracking is banned in New York State.”   

Why You Don’t Frack With John Lennon’s Farm
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Video Demonstrates “Mind-Blowing” U.S. Wealth Inequality

Mar 08, 2013

Statistics about how much wealth is possessed by different groups of people can be hard to wrap your mind around. This video visualizes the figured in a few different ways—and the picture isn’t pretty.   MORE »
wealth inequality


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