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"We Need Tear Gas Packets Now!" Two Simple Ways to Support the Protesters in Ferguson
"We Need Tear Gas Packets Now!" Two Simple Ways to Support the Protesters in Ferguson
The goal is to raise enough money to send 500 treatments for tear gas exposure to support protesters in Ferguson, Mo.
Posted Aug 19, 2014
Photo Essay: Indigenous Farmers Gather  in the Andes to Plan for Climate Change
Photo Essay: Indigenous Farmers Gather in the Andes to Plan for Climate Change
These photos document a gathering of indigenous groups from China, Bhutan, and Peru. They met in the spring to discuss climate change and plan a crop exchange program.
Posted Aug 18, 2014
Palestinians and Ferguson Protesters Link Arms Via Social Media
Palestinians and Ferguson Protesters Link Arms Via Social Media
Other tweets from Palestinians pointed out parallels in racial injustice between the two situations.
Posted Aug 15, 2014
Tractors, Ritual Baths, and Dismantling Racism: Welcome to Black and Latino Farmers Immersion
Tractors, Ritual Baths, and Dismantling Racism: Welcome to Black and Latino Farmers Immersion
The program brings together training in topics such as soil chemistry and farm planning with a deep analysis of how racism has divorced people of color from the land.
Posted Aug 14, 2014
Berlin to Build a Mosque, Synagogue, and Church—All Under the Same Roof
Berlin to Build a Mosque, Synagogue, and Church—All Under the Same Roof
“We want to show that faith doesn't divide Jews, Christians and Muslims, but instead reconciles them.”
Posted Aug 08, 2014
Guardians of the Plains: One Lakota Family's Plan to Fend off South Dakota's Epic Drought
Guardians of the Plains: One Lakota Family's Plan to Fend off South Dakota's Epic Drought
Long years of drought in South Dakota have made it difficult for the soil to absorb water. A group led by indigenous women hopes to change that through a ambitious dam-building project.
Posted Aug 05, 2014
Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity
Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity
As climate change makes it more difficult to practice agriculture in their ancestral homelands, indigenous communities are exchanging seeds in hopes of finding the hardiest varieties.
Posted Jul 30, 2014
With 6 Family Members Lost in Gaza, This Young Man Keeps Telling Their Stories
With 6 Family Members Lost in Gaza, This Young Man Keeps Telling Their Stories
Amer Shurrab tells Democracy Now! about the six members of his family who have died as a result of the crisis in Gaza.
Posted Jul 28, 2014
Study Finds Indigenous Land Management Highly Effective in Combating Climate Change
Study Finds Indigenous Land Management Highly Effective in Combating Climate Change
The study highlights the story of Brazil, where increasing indigenous rights to the rainforest helped cut carbon emissions by 3.2 billion tons.
Posted Jul 28, 2014
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

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