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The New Grassroots Heroes: They Fight Pollution—and Police Brutality—And They're Changing How Social Movements Happen The New Grassroots Heroes: They Fight Pollution—and Police Brutality—And They're Changing How Social Movements Happen
by Laura Flanders
"The global justice movement, the antiwar movement, the climate movement: We are now part of a much larger, more systemic movement that really sees the interrelationships between all these systems and climate destruction."
7 Ways to Get Happy—Without Costing the Planet 7 Ways to Get Happy—Without Costing the Planet
by Sarah van Gelder
The starting point is to realize we have choices—like meaningful work, authentic relationships, and gratitude.
Video: A Four-Point Plan to Protect Indigenous Lands from the Canadian Government Video: A Four-Point Plan to Protect Indigenous Lands from the Canadian Government
The Canadian government has relaunched a process that many First Nations leaders believe would terminate their land claims. But indigenous-led grassroots movements are on the case.
An Introvert Cooks Dinner for 80—and Learns Something About Community An Introvert Cooks Dinner for 80—and Learns Something About Community
by Shannon Hayes
I love my solitude. I also love my community. But my independent nature has never been unusual in this town.
How the U.S. Government Could End the Student Debt Crisis Today How the U.S. Government Could End the Student Debt Crisis Today
by Raúl Carrillo
Instead of loaning students money, the federal government could just pay for their tuition, without causing any significant economic problems.
These 14 Teenage Inventors Built a Glove That Translates Sign Language—and Other Tech Solutions These 14 Teenage Inventors Built a Glove That Translates Sign Language—and Other Tech Solutions
by Lindsey Weedston
What these kids came up with will leave you wondering what adults are even doing anymore.
Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston's Poorest Neighborhoods Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston's Poorest Neighborhoods
by Penn Loh
From kitchens that buy and sell locally grown food, to a waste co-op that will return compost to the land, new enterprises are building an integrated food network. It's about local people keeping the wealth of their land at home.
25 Years Later: How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Inspired Global Uprisings from Occupy to Ferguson 25 Years Later: How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Inspired Global Uprisings from Occupy to Ferguson
by Mark Engler, Paul Engler
Every so often, we witness a period of mass insurgency that seems to defy the accepted rules of politics. If ever there was a time in modern history that exemplified such a moment, it was the second half of 1989.
When My Husband Was Fired, I Felt Shame—Then Gratitude When My Husband Was Fired, I Felt Shame—Then Gratitude
by Shannon Hayes
I had grown up identifying joblessness with shame and failure. But here we were, on the other side of the employment equation, and for the first moment in my grown-up life, everything felt … right.
How Gondolas and Hip Hop Transformed the Most Dangerous City in the World How Gondolas and Hip Hop Transformed the Most Dangerous City in the World
by Sven Eberlein
Medellín went from being ground zero of Colombia's drug war to UN poster child for urban equality—and the people made it happen, by designing the city they wanted.
Bikes! Co-Ops! Voyages of Self-Discovery! This Project Brings Together Everything You Love Bikes! Co-Ops! Voyages of Self-Discovery! This Project Brings Together Everything You Love
In the summers of 2012 and 2013, a group of college students and recent grads bicycled across America, visiting cooperative businesses and re-imagining the country they were about to inherit.
Empathy Heroes: 5 People Who Changed the World By Taking Compassion to the Extreme Empathy Heroes: 5 People Who Changed the World By Taking Compassion to the Extreme
by Roman Krznaric
Want to learn to change the world with empathy? Get ready to learn from the masters.
6 Ways Americans Voted Against Corporate Power in the Most Expensive Midterm Elections Ever 6 Ways Americans Voted Against Corporate Power in the Most Expensive Midterm Elections Ever
by Mary Hansen, Kayla Schultz
So the national elections didn’t go so well. But across the country—from California to North Dakota—citizens made decisions that will give you reason to hope.
Divestment Helped to End Apartheid in South Africa—Can It Work for Fossil Fuels? Divestment Helped to End Apartheid in South Africa—Can It Work for Fossil Fuels?
by Bryan Farrell
When it comes to divestment, the anti-apartheid struggle is always cited as an influence. Here's how South Africans are starting to apply those same lessons to addressing climate change.
“We Couldn’t Possibly Be Poor”: How a Doctor Fell Into Poverty “We Couldn’t Possibly Be Poor”: How a Doctor Fell Into Poverty
by Robin Dickinson
“As we found ourselves choosing between rice, oatmeal, or potatoes for every meal, it occurred to us that being in poverty isn’t about how hard you work; it’s about how much money you make.”
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