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5 Solutions for a Kinder Cellphone
posted Nov 18, 2013
- Forget smarter! This infographic depicts the lifecycle of a cellphone, and points out non-toxic, conflict-free mineral responsible design.
Bill de Blasio: A Mayor for the New Economy
by Laura Flandersposted Nov 07, 2013
- New York City's new mayor has laid out a radically inclusive economic agenda.
Keystone XL Decision: Obama's Last Chance to Fulfill Climate Promises?
by Bill McKibbenposted Oct 28, 2013
- A presidential block of Keystone XL could help reset the international negotiations that Obama allowed to go aground at Copenhagen.
3 Ways Obamacare Will Help You Out (Even If You're Off the Grid)
by Shannon Hayesposted Oct 16, 2013
- Self-reliant farmer types may not think they need help from the government. But they need affordable health insurance at least as much as the rest of us.
Is "Snowden Effect" Inspiring More Whistleblowers to Step Up?
by James Trimarcoposted Oct 11, 2013
- For those in the intelligence community who want to come forward about government lawbreaking, Edward Snowden made it clear that they're not alone.
Is Your Phone Smart Enough to Not Poison the People Recycling It? This One Is
by Chris Sweeneyposted Oct 11, 2013
- Our throwaway electronics harm people overseas, but new trends in responsible design are not just smart—they’re kind.
Obama: Citizens United Helped Pave the Way to Shutdown
by Fran Kortenposted Oct 08, 2013
- So unchecked campaign spending has played a role in today’s political chaos, and the Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC could make things way, way worse. Now here’s the good news.
This Poetry Slam Video Will Make You Care about ESL Education (Even If You've Never Heard of That)
by Nur Laljiposted Oct 04, 2013
- With a string of powerful similes, poet Dylan Garity lets us know what life is like for Boston students who are trying to learn English.
Why the Government Shutdown Is Not Anarchist Utopia
by Nathan Schneiderposted Oct 03, 2013
- Real anarchists aren't just for abolition of the state. They're for a society in which ordinary people can freely and democratically govern themselves.
White House Makes History by Granting Minimum Wage to Home Care Workers
by Christa Hillstromposted Sep 27, 2013
- The Obama administration makes good on its promise to give direct care workers the same rights as nearly everyone else—and to top it all off, California follows suit.
Escape from an L.A. Sweatshop: How Modern-Day Slaves Become Lobbyists
by Christa Hillstromposted Sep 20, 2013
- Lured from Mexico into forced labor at an American factory, Flor Molina’s human trafficking story was typical. What’s remarkable is what she did next.
"It's Unstoppable": Washington's GMO-Labeling Campaign Picks Up Where California's Left Off
by Erin Sagenposted Aug 21, 2013
- If Initiative 522 succeeds, it could push manufacturers nationwide to begin labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms.
Voices from Turkey’s #OccupyGEZI Movement
by YES! online staffposted Aug 09, 2013
- Filmmaker Deniz Tarsus brings you into the occupation of Istanbul’s Gezi Park in this new short film.
Why I Got a Bad Score on the GRE—on Purpose: Taking a Stand for Real Education
by Dan Marionposted Aug 05, 2013
- What I learned from saying what I really thought in the essay section of an important standardized test.
What’s Next for Moral Mondays?
by Sue Sturgisposted Aug 01, 2013
- The movement to push back against North Carolina’s ultraconservative state legislature is in its 13th week, and still growing.