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Women Are Vets, Too: Meet the Organization that Acts Like It Women Are Vets, Too: Meet the Organization that Acts Like It
by Rachael Stoeve
At events known as "Stand Downs," which take place in more than 200 cities and towns across the United States, vets from all walks of life gather to support one another.
The Real Cost of Gold in the Philippines The Real Cost of Gold in the Philippines
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
We think of gold as a sign of prosperity, but the farmers and communities most affected by mining just want their rivers and land back.
How the People Pushed Back on Syria—and Won (for Now) How the People Pushed Back on Syria—and Won (for Now)
by Sarah van Gelder
In Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other cases, the people protested and got war anyway. Why—at least, so far—has the story played out differently with Syria?
Syria: Six Alternatives to Military Strikes Syria: Six Alternatives to Military Strikes
by Sarah van Gelder
Many of the legal and diplomatic processes that led to peace in other times of conflict haven't even been tried yet in Syria.
11 Reasons Why We Should Not Attack Syria 11 Reasons Why We Should Not Attack Syria
by Sarah van Gelder
Remember the last time we were told military strikes were needed because a Middle Eastern despot had used weapons of mass destruction?
After Rana Plaza: Let's Bring Humanity Back Into Our Stuff After Rana Plaza: Let's Bring Humanity Back Into Our Stuff
by Christa Hillstrom
We all know our stuff doesn't grow on store shelves. Here's how we can rehumanize our relationship with our things—and the people who make them.
Why MLK's Dream Took on Poverty and War Along with Racism Why MLK's Dream Took on Poverty and War Along with Racism
by Drew Dellinger, Walter Dellinger
As some beat the drums for war with Syria on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, it's important to remember the full scope of King's dream.
Annie Leonard: How to Be More than a Mindful Consumer Annie Leonard: How to Be More than a Mindful Consumer
by Annie Leonard
The way we make and use stuff is harming the world—and ourselves. To create a system that works, we can't just use our purchasing power. We must turn it into citizen power.
Adam Hochschild: We Can End Slavery—Again Adam Hochschild: We Can End Slavery—Again
by Christa Hillstrom
It took just 20 years to end the British slave trade. What history teaches us about ending exploitation today.
The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Why an African American marketing consultant and a white writer took a journey to explore the effects of slavery, racism, and privilege.
Why an Iraqi Single Mom Is Suing George W. Bush for War Crimes Why an Iraqi Single Mom Is Suing George W. Bush for War Crimes
by Corey Hill
An Iraqi single mom and a tech lawyer believe they can prove the Iraq War was a “crime of aggression” under U.S. law.
Restless Nation: The Real Meaning of Iran's Elections Restless Nation: The Real Meaning of Iran's Elections
by Stephen Zunes
Will the people of Iran get the reforms they asked for in electing the moderate Hassan Rouhani? The answer depends partly on them, and partly on the United States.
5 Signs the Voting Rights Act Will Survive 5 Signs the Voting Rights Act Will Survive
by Brentin Mock
Despite a recent Supreme Court ruling that hurt the Voting Rights Act, it's far from dead. Meanwhile, popular movements to defend voting rights are gathering momentum.
Four Ways to Escape the NSA Dragnet Four Ways to Escape the NSA Dragnet
by Nick Pearson
Start by switching to an alternative search engine, using an alias on Facebook, and supporting allied nonprofits.
Slave and Slaveholder Descendants Break Free of History's Trauma—Together Slave and Slaveholder Descendants Break Free of History's Trauma—Together
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Responding to past traumas like slavery and acts of terrorism can heal us—and future generations.
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