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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
Can We Keep the Internet Free?
Can We Keep the Internet Free?
The struggle to save the world's greatest communication network.
Posted May 14, 2014
The Coal Workers You Didn't Know Existed—And Why They May Be At Risk
The Coal Workers You Didn't Know Existed—And Why They May Be At Risk
Thousands of workers may be at risk of chronic disease from the chemicals used to process coal—including MCHM, which recently contaminated the drinking water of nearly 300,000 West Virginia residents.
Posted May 08, 2014
New York Inmates Draw Strength from Prison-Themed Hip-Hop Album
New York Inmates Draw Strength from Prison-Themed Hip-Hop Album
Members of the Rochester-based group Da Cloth have sent the tape to more than 150 inmates.
Posted May 07, 2014

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