How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
To Strike Back at Hobby Lobby, Crafters Re-Knit the Wall Between Church and State
by Kali Swensonposted Jul 31, 2014
- The campaign has collected 700 hand-knitted bricks to dump on the Supreme Court steps to protest its infamous decision.
Worried About Online Surveillance? Your Librarian Can Help
by Melissa Morroneposted Jul 25, 2014
- A guided tour of ways to use your local library to protect your privacy online.
Gay Marriage Went From Unthinkable to Inevitable. Here's What It Means for the Change You Want to See
by Mark Engler, Paul Englerposted Jul 25, 2014
- The momentum behind the legalization of gay marriage came from grassroots action, not from court cases.
“I Want You to Live In My House”: How U.S. Kids Are Welcoming the Central American Child Refugees
by Christa Hillstromposted Jul 24, 2014
- Ashamed of the public rejection of children seeking refuge in the United States? Here’s what you can do about it.
Protecting the Truth: The Japanese American Legacy Project
by Kali Swensonposted Jul 15, 2014
- Many Japanese Americans were incarcerated in concentration camps during World War II. Densho is preserving their stories and the cultural knowledge that comes with them.
Red and Blue States Agree on Taxing Corporations More (And Lots of Other Stuff)
by Miriam Axel-Luteposted Jul 09, 2014
- When you ask Americans specific questions about the policies they support, it turns out we're not so polarized after all.
How Mischief-Makers Built Australia Through Pranks and Protests
by Madeline Ostranderposted Jul 08, 2014
- In his new book "How to Make Trouble and Influence People," Iain McIntyre offers readers an alternative version of Australian history.
Meet the 99-Year-Old Revolutionary Who's Still Changing Detroit
posted Jul 03, 2014
- PBS's new documentary "American Revolutionary" explores the life of Grace Lee Boggs—who's been fighting for civil and labor rights in the Motor city for more than 75 years.
These Native American Filmmakers Are Telling Their People's Stories—Their Way
by Christine St. Pierreposted Jul 01, 2014
- Longhouse Media helps indigenous artists step behind the camera and document their lives.
Change Is Divine: How Sci Fi Visionary Octavia Butler Influenced This Detroit Revolutionary
by Adrienne Maree Brownposted Jun 27, 2014
- "The ideas in Butler's fiction challenge us to contend with our own choices and take responsibility for our own power."
Anti-Homeless Spikes? Heartless. Cementing Over Them? Ingenious.
by Molly Ruskposted Jun 26, 2014
- Londoners have made their feelings clear about a corporate "solution" to the problem of homelessness—and the company listened.
The Young Turks on YouTube: Keepin' It Real and Beating Out Corporate News
by Kali Swensonposted Jun 24, 2014
- With over one billion views on YouTube and counting, The Young Turks prove that successful, independent, online news is possible.
Glenn Greenwald on Government Snooping: Why It's Dangerous and What We Can Do About It
by Dean Patonposted Jun 23, 2014
- When it comes to stopping NSA surveillance, it may be more effective to write to Facebook and Google than to government officials.
First He Came Out as Undocumented. Then As Gay. Here's What It Means For Immigration Debate.
by Kristin Moeposted Jun 20, 2014
- Felipe Matos told his story in three words: "I am undocumented." It was an act of desperation—but it gave him a sense of agency and power.
Return of Hometown News: Old-School Reporters and Citizen Journalists Unite to Bring it Back
by Dan Kennedyposted Jun 13, 2014
- Filling a void left by big city newspapers, online projects combine community news, journalism, and conversations with our neighbors.