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6 Signs Your Callout Isn’t Actually About Accountability
by Maisha Z. Johnson
In many ways, holding each other accountable has come to mean punishing each other. Here’s how you can refocus on the bigger picture instead.
The New Co-op Helping Ex-Inmates Find Work—and Recover
by J. Gabriel Ware
Washington, D.C., has the highest incarceration rate in the country. That’s why Juan Reid launched this cooperative owned and operated by ex-inmates.
The High Cost of Free Speech on College Campuses
by Meredith Rutland Bauer
Public universities must walk a delicate line when it comes to upholding free speech in this charged political environment.
#SwipeItForward: Why People With Transit Passes Are Swiping in People Without
by Kevon Paynter
The campaign is working to end the criminalization of people who can’t afford subway fares—because no one should go to jail for $2.75.
American Workers Let 662 Million Vacation Days Go Unused Last Year
by Stephen Miller
And 24 other facts you should probably know.
How To Say No To Amazon
by Ellen Shepard
There are better ways to spend economic development dollars. Cities that bend over backward to lure the tech giant may end up on the losing end.
Fed Up With How Women Are Portrayed in Media, These Girls Started Their Own Radio Station
by Melissa Hellmann
A Boston radio station trains teens, helps them find their voice, and gives them a chance to be heard.
Van Jones’ “Messy Truth”: We’re All a Little Right, and We’re All a Little Wrong
by Zenobia Jeffries
Liberals and conservatives have too much in common—and too much at stake—to keep hiding behind differences.
Why I’ve Started to Fear My Fellow Social Justice Activists
by Frances Lee
We are alienating each other with unrestrained callouts and unchecked self-righteousness. Here’s how that can stop.
Take Time to Pause for Self-Care
by Sarah van Gelder
It’s OK to be a part-time crusader or half-hearted fanatic. That helps you stay resilient.
The Hopeful Work of Turning Appalachia’s Mountaintop Coal Mines Into Farms
by Catherine V. Moore
In the post-coal economy, life-skills training helps employ people and restore the savaged land.
Let's Talk About Charlottesville
Uneasy about discussing the Charlottesville protest—and its related issues like race, hate, and white supremacy—with your students? Here are some resources to start the conversation.
Hospital Beats Federal Bureaucracy to Offer Local Traditional Foods
by Stephen Miller
A unique program in the Arctic tundra finds a way around federal regulation to put traditional foods on the hospital menu.
Despite Setbacks, the Democracy Movement Is Gaining Power
by David Korten
A new book outlines how the superrich have worked to undermine our country, and what we can do to fight back.
Texas Activists Combine Social Media With Old-School Tactics to Resist Conservative Agenda
by Kit O’Connell
Intersectional movements are helping the left gain ground, not just play defense.