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Mentally Ill People Often Face Violence From Police—But These Cities Are Trying to Fix That Mentally Ill People Often Face Violence From Police—But These Cities Are Trying to Fix That
by Daniel Ross
Crisis Intervention Teams train police officers to understand mental illness without resorting to violence.
Police Violence Is Not Inevitable: Four Ways a California Police Chief Connected Cops With Communities Police Violence Is Not Inevitable: Four Ways a California Police Chief Connected Cops With Communities
by Steve Early
“A critical look at any institution with as much power and authority invested in it as the police is probably a good thing.”
“I’m Scared to Be a Black Male Walking Down the Street”: Seattle Teens on Why They Skipped School for a #Ferguson March “I’m Scared to Be a Black Male Walking Down the Street”: Seattle Teens on Why They Skipped School for a #Ferguson March
by Kayla Schultz, Mary Hansen
“We all just left class. As soon as 11:00 came, we stood up and walked out of class. Together as one.”
#Ferguson Thanksgiving: A Former Slave Proposed the Holiday 55 Years Before Lincoln. Why His Version Matters Today #Ferguson Thanksgiving: A Former Slave Proposed the Holiday 55 Years Before Lincoln. Why His Version Matters Today
by Jedediah Purdy
“For some, racial inequality and fear are raw realities every day, and anything inspiring in American history rings false and remote. For others, the call to reflect on injustice feels like a personal accusation. But we are caught in this history together.”
Why It's OK to Be Angry on Thanksgiving Why It's OK to Be Angry on Thanksgiving
by Shannon Hayes
Quite often it is our darker side that illuminates the best part of us, that brings us to where we need to be.
Undercover University: Palestinians Study Up in Israeli Prisons Undercover University: Palestinians Study Up in Israeli Prisons
by Emily Mulder
More than 40 percent of Palestinian males have spent time in Israeli prisons. The schools that operate within are increasingly important.
When the City Turned Off Their Water, Detroit Residents and Groups Delivered Help When the City Turned Off Their Water, Detroit Residents and Groups Delivered Help
by Larry Gabriel
Grassroots action has backed down the city’s aggressive water shutoffs.
New Film Shows How Florida Farmworkers Won Fairer Pay From America's Biggest Food Companies New Film Shows How Florida Farmworkers Won Fairer Pay From America's Biggest Food Companies
by Nur Lalji
"This is not a film about oppression," said Food Chains executive producer Eva Longoria. "It's actually about transformation."
This Food Stand Celebrates Palestinian Culture. When It Received a Death Threat, Students Stood Up This Food Stand Celebrates Palestinian Culture. When It Received a Death Threat, Students Stood Up
by Mary Hansen
Conflict Kitchen serves up food from countries in conflict with the United States—and its customers think it's worth defending.
An Alaska Native Myth Tells of a Never-Ending Blizzard—Now You Can Learn About It on Xbox An Alaska Native Myth Tells of a Never-Ending Blizzard—Now You Can Learn About It on Xbox
by Christopher Zumski Finke
The first video game developed by an indigenous-owned company uses gaming’s immersive storytelling style to connect players with Alaska Native culture.
Urban Comeback: How Cities Are Leading Us Into the Future Urban Comeback: How Cities Are Leading Us Into the Future
by Sarah van Gelder
At a time when nations are gridlocked and corrupted by special interests, cities are taking on poverty, social isolation, and the climate crisis.
Permanent Housing for 85 Homeless People Saved Taxpayers $1.8 Million (And 18 Other Facts to Think About) Permanent Housing for 85 Homeless People Saved Taxpayers $1.8 Million (And 18 Other Facts to Think About)
by Natasha Donovan
Did you know an elephant can bring in more than $1.6 million during its lifetime—from ecotourism?
The New Grassroots Heroes: They Fight Pollution—and Police Brutality—And They're Changing How Social Movements Happen The New Grassroots Heroes: They Fight Pollution—and Police Brutality—And They're Changing How Social Movements Happen
by Laura Flanders
"The global justice movement, the antiwar movement, the climate movement: We are now part of a much larger, more systemic movement that really sees the interrelationships between all these systems and climate destruction."
Video: A Four-Point Plan to Protect Indigenous Lands from the Canadian Government Video: A Four-Point Plan to Protect Indigenous Lands from the Canadian Government
The Canadian government has relaunched a process that many First Nations leaders believe would terminate their land claims. But indigenous-led grassroots movements are on the case.
25 Years Later: How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Inspired Global Uprisings from Occupy to Ferguson 25 Years Later: How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Inspired Global Uprisings from Occupy to Ferguson
by Mark Engler, Paul Engler
Every so often, we witness a period of mass insurgency that seems to defy the accepted rules of politics. If ever there was a time in modern history that exemplified such a moment, it was the second half of 1989.
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