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John Lewis’ Moving Graphic Novel Brings the Civil Rights Struggle to a New Generation
by Valerie Schloredtposted Mar 06, 2014
- In the tradition of “Maus” and “Persepolis,” “March” tells the story of young African Americans who, like its author, rose up from the Jim Crow South to assert their human rights.
Jon Stewart on the "Insanity" of Buying Seafood with Food Stamps
posted Mar 06, 2014
- What do right-wing TV anchors think low-income people should eat? Not salmon, apparently.
This Is What Happened When Scholastic Tried to Bring Pro-Coal Propaganda to School
by Bill Bigelowposted Mar 06, 2014
- “The United States of Energy” was a colorful series of lessons on the advantages of coal, aimed at 4th-graders—and sponsored by Big Coal. Here’s how educators and activists worked together to get it out of classrooms.
Teenage Defender of First Nations Rights Becomes Literal Superhero
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Mar 05, 2014
- Shannen Koostachin, a teenage activist who died before ever seeing the results of her work, has inspired a new hero in the DC Universe.
Meet the Ambassadors from Canada's Indigenous Fossil Fuel Resistance
by Kristin Moeposted Mar 05, 2014
- In 1885, a revolutionary leader wrote, "My people will sleep for one hundred years" and then wake up. In the "genocidal" wilderness of Canada's tar sands, that renaissance has begun.
Infographic: The Math Error Behind 30 Years of Education Policy
by Doug Pibelposted Mar 05, 2014
- An influential study's failure to consider factors like poverty, race, and immigration concealed the fact that scores were improving.
The Radical Homemaker Turns 40
by Shannon Hayesposted Mar 04, 2014
- I've learned to embrace the dreams I most deeply desire, but also the burdens that so often work against them.
Infographic: A Guided Tour of the New Economy
posted Mar 03, 2014
- What will the transition to a "new economy" really look like? To find out, explore this interactive infographic from the group New England New Economy Transition.
A Parliament of Mayors: Can We End Inequality By Giving Cities More Power?
by Laura Flandersposted Feb 28, 2014
- In our increasingly interdependent world, mayors may be more motivated to collaborate and possibly more capable than our national governments of effectively working across borders.
Hundreds Plan to Risk Arrest in Keystone Pipeline Action
by Jamie Hennposted Feb 28, 2014
- This weekend could turn out to be the largest act of civil disobedience at the White House in a generation.
Remember When We Toppled SOPA/PIPA in Just 24 Hours? How the People Can Still Win on Net Neutrality
by Josh Levy and Hannah Sassamanposted Feb 28, 2014
- When it comes to limiting digital rights, big companies are in cahoots with governments like never before. But the belief that everyone deserves safe, affordable, and private access to the Internet is taking off.
A Social Justice Tour of Oscar Winners Through the Decades
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Feb 28, 2014
- The upcoming Academy Awards will recognize some of 2013’s best social justice-themed films. Here are some of our favorite past winners.
Remembering Chokwe Lumumba
by Laura Flandersposted Feb 26, 2014
- Can you be a revolutionary and a mayor? Chokwe Lumumba—who spent eight months as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, before he died last Tuesday—did his best to be both.
West Virginians Raise Alarm as Research Links Coal Mining to Cancer, Birth Defects
by Erin L. McCoyposted Feb 26, 2014
- Recent studies suggest that coal mining affects the health of everyone who lives nearby—not just those who work in the mines.
Nothing to Hide? Why Facebook's Fine Print Is Still Worth Fighting
by Erin Sagenposted Feb 24, 2014
- Devices we use every day are turning our personal data over to huge corporations. But can we win our privacy back?