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To Curb Gun Violence, Chicago Residents Hit The Streets—And Really Listened to Their Neighbors
To Curb Gun Violence, Chicago Residents Hit The Streets—And Really Listened to Their Neighbors
When a group of volunteers walked the streets of Chicago's east side, they learned that gun violence was not the only problem plaguing their neighborhood.
Posted Oct 30, 2014
These Two Vets Walked Thousands of Miles to Heal Trauma and Raise Money
These Two Vets Walked Thousands of Miles to Heal Trauma and Raise Money
Two veterans trekked across America to leave behind the trauma of war and raise money for fellow vets. Now they want to offer the same healing experience to others like them.
Posted Oct 28, 2014
Denmark Becomes Second Country to Let Citizens Choose Their Gender Without Having Surgery
Denmark Becomes Second Country to Let Citizens Choose Their Gender Without Having Surgery
A new law allows transgender citizens to decide their own gender—and all it takes is a piece of paper.
Posted Oct 21, 2014
Yes, They’re Mostly Students Occupying a Public Square. But Here’s Why Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Different
Yes, They’re Mostly Students Occupying a Public Square. But Here’s Why Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Different
Hong Kong’s “Occupy Central” movement is neither revolutionary nor subversive: It’s a basic demand for a more responsive and accountable government.
Posted Oct 20, 2014
The Danger of Silence
The Danger of Silence
When he was a kid, slam poet and teacher Clint Smith once gave up speaking for Lent. He found that his silence allowed his classmates to be bullied—and that he must use his voice speak up for truth and justice.
Posted Oct 17, 2014
When Poverty Was the Enemy, Not the Poor
When Poverty Was the Enemy, Not the Poor
The poverty rate in the U.S. would be 15 percent higher if not for the War on Poverty and government anti-poverty programs since 1967.
Posted Oct 09, 2014
Americans on Food Aid Document Their Hunger in Photos
Americans on Food Aid Document Their Hunger in Photos
“Before I was on SNAP, I budgeted $50 a week for all groceries for my two children and myself. This was for food, shampoo, toilet paper, everything.”
Posted Oct 09, 2014
Bangladeshi Workers Organize to Protect Their Most Valuable Export: Themselves
Bangladeshi Workers Organize to Protect Their Most Valuable Export: Themselves
In the evolving global economy, migrants facing virtual indentured servitude abroad—and coming home to debt and social isolation—feels like the new normal.
Posted Oct 08, 2014
After Ferguson, It’s Time to Turn a Civil Rights Moment Into a Human Rights Movement
After Ferguson, It’s Time to Turn a Civil Rights Moment Into a Human Rights Movement
“We need to expand the civil-rights struggle to a higher level—to the level of human rights.”
Posted Oct 07, 2014
Three Projects that Block Violence Against Women By Bringing Communities Together
Three Projects that Block Violence Against Women By Bringing Communities Together
These projects show how everyday people can address violence in our own communities by break through the silence to interrupt abuse.
Posted Sep 30, 2014
The Key to a Sustainable Future Is Resisting Violence Every Day
The Key to a Sustainable Future Is Resisting Violence Every Day
The Nonviolence Handbook teaches that when we exhibit patience and refrain from criticizing others harshly, we're building nonviolent potential.
Posted Sep 17, 2014
The Antidote to Mansplaining: Rebecca Solnit on Everyday Sexism and What We Can Do About It
The Antidote to Mansplaining: Rebecca Solnit on Everyday Sexism and What We Can Do About It
Useful as it may be as journalistic shorthand, “mansplaining” is cultural bubblegum in comparison to Solnit’s actual body of work.
Posted Sep 03, 2014
Let’s End Poverty: We Have the Money, Do We Have the Will?
Let’s End Poverty: We Have the Money, Do We Have the Will?
47 million Americans live beneath the official poverty line, under a daily judgment of failure. The question today is: Whose failure?
Posted Aug 28, 2014
How the #FergusonSyllabus Can Help Teachers Talk About Race and Rights on the First Day of School
How the #FergusonSyllabus Can Help Teachers Talk About Race and Rights on the First Day of School
Teachers and educators collect ideas and resources for how to talk about Ferguson with students of all ages.
Posted Aug 26, 2014
Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson
Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson
The tragedy in Ferguson helps us understand why people of color aren't as active as they could be in the climate movement—and what white allies can do to change that.
Posted Aug 22, 2014

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