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Why Target Stopped Asking Job Applicants If They've Been Convicted of a Crime Why Target Stopped Asking Job Applicants If They've Been Convicted of a Crime
by Nur Lalji
More than 60 counties, cities, and states—and some corporations—are reducing discrimination against former offenders by removing one small box from job applications.
Breaking the Grip of the Fossil Fuel Economy: If It Can Happen in Appalachia, It Can Happen Anywhere Breaking the Grip of the Fossil Fuel Economy: If It Can Happen in Appalachia, It Can Happen Anywhere
by Laura Flanders
Coal production is gradually leaving Appalachia—having already extracted much of the region's natural wealth. Local people are figuring out how to build a new economy based on shared vision and community knowledge. If transition can happen here, it can change the debate everywhere.
These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy
by Joe Solomon
The Appalachian Transition Fellows are young people who will spend this year building diverse job opportunities in the coal-country counties that need them most.
FabLabs, Time Banks, and Other Hidden Treasures You Didn’t Know You Owned FabLabs, Time Banks, and Other Hidden Treasures You Didn’t Know You Owned
by David Bollier
Self-organized commons are undergoing a renaissance today as one of the most robust alternatives to modern-day capitalism.
Welcome to the Spanish Town Where People Come Before Profit Welcome to the Spanish Town Where People Come Before Profit
by Liam Barrington-Bush, Jen Wilton
The town of Marinaleda, often called Spain's "communist utopia," is proof that an economy built on mutual aid is possible.
Protecting the Truth: The Japanese American Legacy Project Protecting the Truth: The Japanese American Legacy Project
by Kali Swenson
Many Japanese Americans were incarcerated in concentration camps during World War II. Densho is preserving their stories and the cultural knowledge that comes with them.
This Solar-Powered Water Wheel Can Clean 50,000 Pounds of Baltimore’s Trash Per Day This Solar-Powered Water Wheel Can Clean 50,000 Pounds of Baltimore’s Trash Per Day
by Brandon Baker
The Inner Harbor Water Wheel is proving to be an effective answer to the city's water pollution problem.
Paris Launched a Kid-Friendly Bike Share. Could the U.S. Be Next? Paris Launched a Kid-Friendly Bike Share. Could the U.S. Be Next?
by Yessenia Funes
The city's mayor says the move will boost cycling in decades to come, creating a greener and more sociable city.
Why Do We Love Apocalyptic Movies? The Two Basic Rules That Make Them So Addictive Why Do We Love Apocalyptic Movies? The Two Basic Rules That Make Them So Addictive
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Mass annihilation is depressing, sure. But stories about it force us to imagine large-scale rebirth—and what kind of people we want to become.
These Craftivists Are Making A Statement—With Knitting These Craftivists Are Making A Statement—With Knitting
by Kali Swenson
Craftivism: “a way of looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper, and your quest for justice more infinite.”
The Eerie Beauty of Landscapes Devastated by Industry The Eerie Beauty of Landscapes Devastated by Industry
by Christine St. Pierre
Edward Burtynsky documents the environmental effects of oil extraction through striking landscape photography.
These Women-Run Co-ops Push Back Against the “Feminization of Poverty” These Women-Run Co-ops Push Back Against the “Feminization of Poverty”
by Sarah McKinley, Violeta Duncan
Two-thirds of the country’s low-wage workers are women. That’s why they stand to benefit the most from greater equity in and control of the workplace.
Scared of Biking in Traffic? These Cities Are Making It Safe Scared of Biking in Traffic? These Cities Are Making It Safe
by Jay Walljasper
To get people on bikes in big numbers, cities are finding that it's essential to separate bike lanes from traffic.
Photo Essay: First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada's Dystopian Tar Sands Photo Essay: First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada's Dystopian Tar Sands
by Liana Lopez
Organizers agreed that the annual marches have helped raise awareness about the mining project. But their work is far from done.
Red and Blue States Agree on Taxing Corporations More (And Lots of Other Stuff) Red and Blue States Agree on Taxing Corporations More (And Lots of Other Stuff)
by Miriam Axel-Lute
When you ask Americans specific questions about the policies they support, it turns out we're not so polarized after all.
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