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Worried About Online Surveillance? Your Librarian Can Help
Worried About Online Surveillance? Your Librarian Can Help
A guided tour of ways to use your local library to protect your privacy online.
Posted Jul 25, 2014
This Transgender Widow's Struggle for Benefits Will Touch Your Heart
This Transgender Widow's Struggle for Benefits Will Touch Your Heart
A private person by nature, Robina Asti stepped into the limelight after her benefits were denied. Years later, her work helped change the Social Security Administration's policy toward transgender widows.
Posted Jul 25, 2014
“I Want You to Live In My House”: How U.S. Kids Are Welcoming the Central American Child Refugees
“I Want You to Live In My House”: How U.S. Kids Are Welcoming the Central American Child Refugees
Ashamed of the public rejection of children seeking refuge in the United States? Here’s what you can do about it.
Posted Jul 24, 2014
Why Are Immigrant Children Flooding Across the Border? Jon Stewart Lays It Out
Why Are Immigrant Children Flooding Across the Border? Jon Stewart Lays It Out
More than 48,000 undocumented kids have been apprehended while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border this year.
Posted Jul 18, 2014
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
More than 60 counties, cities, and states—and some corporations—are reducing discrimination against former offenders by removing one small box from job applications.
Posted Jul 18, 2014
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
Organizers agreed that the annual marches have helped raise awareness about the mining project. But their work is far from done.
Posted Jul 09, 2014
These Native American Filmmakers Are Telling Their People's Stories—Their Way
These Native American Filmmakers Are Telling Their People's Stories—Their Way
Longhouse Media helps indigenous artists step behind the camera and document their lives.
Posted Jul 01, 2014
Change Is Divine: How Sci Fi Visionary Octavia Butler Influenced This Detroit Revolutionary
Change Is Divine: How Sci Fi Visionary Octavia Butler Influenced This Detroit Revolutionary
"The ideas in Butler's fiction challenge us to contend with our own choices and take responsibility for our own power."
Posted Jun 27, 2014
Video: In Rural Kenya, Solar Lanterns Cut Carbon and Help Kids Read
Video: In Rural Kenya, Solar Lanterns Cut Carbon and Help Kids Read
Solar power can be transformative in places where people have to walk for miles just to charge a cell phone.
Posted Jun 26, 2014
US Patent Office Says It Won't Protect a Racial Slur. Here's What It Means for the Washington Team
US Patent Office Says It Won't Protect a Racial Slur. Here's What It Means for the Washington Team
Democracy Now talks to Amanda Blackhorse, the Navajo activist who started a lawsuit to get the Washington football team to change their name.
Posted Jun 20, 2014
11 Years After Her Death, This 23-Year-Old Peace Activist Keeps Inspiring Us
11 Years After Her Death, This 23-Year-Old Peace Activist Keeps Inspiring Us
Rachel Corrie was killed in 2003, but her passion for peace lives on in her writings.
Posted Jun 17, 2014
“Never Think You’re Worth Less Than the Boss”: How a Mexican Seamstress Learned to Speak Up for Justice
“Never Think You’re Worth Less Than the Boss”: How a Mexican Seamstress Learned to Speak Up for Justice
Ana Juárez started her first job at the age of fifteen, as a sewing operator’s assistant in Mexico. She was working at a local contracting company of global brands like Levi Strauss & Co. when senior workers began to organize.
Posted Jun 06, 2014
Language Matters: How #YesAllWomen Named a Problem With No Name
Language Matters: How #YesAllWomen Named a Problem With No Name
If you lack words for a phenomenon, an emotion, a situation, you can’t talk about it—which means that you can’t come together to change it.
Posted Jun 04, 2014
“Now They Can’t Get Me to Stop Talking”: How a Teenage Tobacco Farmworker in North Carolina Found Her Voice
“Now They Can’t Get Me to Stop Talking”: How a Teenage Tobacco Farmworker in North Carolina Found Her Voice
In North Carolina, when school gets out each summer, a stream of young people—nearly all Latino—head into the fields to help bring in the state’s most profitable crop: tobacco. Neftali Cuello was twelve years old when she first accompanied her family into the fields.
Posted Jun 01, 2014
The War on Drugs Destroys Lives—Here Are 6 Things You Can Do About It
The War on Drugs Destroys Lives—Here Are 6 Things You Can Do About It
The movement to end the violence through the decriminalization of drugs has never had so much momentum. And it's never been easier to get involved.
Posted May 16, 2014

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