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“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
Protecting the Truth: The Japanese American Legacy Project
Protecting the Truth: The Japanese American Legacy Project
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.
Posted Jul 15, 2014
Red and Blue States Agree on Taxing Corporations More (And Lots of Other Stuff)
Red and Blue States Agree on Taxing Corporations More (And Lots of Other Stuff)
When you ask Americans specific questions about the policies they support, it turns out we're not so polarized after all.
Posted Jul 09, 2014
How Mischief-Makers Built Australia Through Pranks and Protests
How Mischief-Makers Built Australia Through Pranks and Protests
In his new book "How to Make Trouble and Influence People," Iain McIntyre offers readers an alternative version of Australian history.
Posted Jul 08, 2014
Meet the 99-Year-Old Revolutionary Who's Still Changing Detroit
Meet the 99-Year-Old Revolutionary Who's Still Changing Detroit
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.
Posted Jul 03, 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
Anti-Homeless Spikes? Heartless. Cementing Over Them? Ingenious.
Anti-Homeless Spikes? Heartless. Cementing Over Them? Ingenious.
Londoners have made their feelings clear about a corporate "solution" to the problem of homelessness—and the company listened.
Posted Jun 26, 2014
The Young Turks on YouTube: Keepin' It Real and Beating Out Corporate News
The Young Turks on YouTube: Keepin' It Real and Beating Out Corporate News
With over one billion views on YouTube and counting, The Young Turks prove that successful, independent, online news is possible.
Posted Jun 24, 2014
Glenn Greenwald on Government Snooping: Why It's Dangerous and What We Can Do About It
Glenn Greenwald on Government Snooping: Why It's Dangerous and What We Can Do About It
When it comes to stopping NSA surveillance, it may be more effective to write to Facebook and Google than to government officials.
Posted Jun 23, 2014
First He Came Out as Undocumented. Then As Gay. Here's What It Means For Immigration Debate.
First He Came Out as Undocumented. Then As Gay. Here's What It Means For Immigration Debate.
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.
Posted Jun 20, 2014
Return of Hometown News: Old-School Reporters and Citizen Journalists Unite to Bring it Back
Return of Hometown News: Old-School Reporters and Citizen Journalists Unite to Bring it Back
Filling a void left by big city newspapers, online projects combine community news, journalism, and conversations with our neighbors.
Posted Jun 13, 2014
Zydeco and Justice: Louisiana's Hyperlocal KOCZ Builds Community and Self-Reliance
Zydeco and Justice: Louisiana's Hyperlocal KOCZ Builds Community and Self-Reliance
Low-power FM radio stations bring a much-needed focus on local issues and culture.
Posted Jun 11, 2014
Watch the Beautiful One-Minute Ad Asking the Washington Football Team to Change Its Name
Watch the Beautiful One-Minute Ad Asking the Washington Football Team to Change Its Name
With the owner of the team vowing "NEVER" to change its name, Native American tribes around the country launch a national campaign to do just that.
Posted Jun 10, 2014
Meet the Solutionaries: Kids Skip Scary Climate Coverage to Focus on Local Changemakers
Meet the Solutionaries: Kids Skip Scary Climate Coverage to Focus on Local Changemakers
These high school students created a series of podcasts to tell the stories of inspiring people in their community.
Posted Jun 10, 2014

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