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How to Make Friends in the City: Grow Vegetables Together
by Jasleena Grewal
We asked this East Londoner how a pop-up garden brought his neighborhood together and made friends out of strangers.
The Radical Work of Healing: Fania and Angela Davis on a New Kind of Civil Rights Activism
by Sarah van Gelder
"Self-care and healing and attention to the body and the spiritual dimension—all of this is now a part of radical social justice struggles."
The Hidden, Very Good Reason for the $10 Oil Tax
by Arun Gupta
Doomed as it may be, an oil tax is a step toward redefining energy as a public good—for which everyone pays the cost of overuse and abuse.
One Southern Leader Bridges Civil Rights’ Past and Black Lives Matter’s Future
by Marcus Harrison Green
Irving Allen on creating an inclusive movement. “You’re not organizing unless you’re training up the next generation.”
Ten Counterproductive Behaviors of Well-Intentioned People
by Cody Charles
Common mistakes made in social justice conversations and how to correct them.
The Program Helping Youth Unify the Most Segregated City in America
by Marcus Harrison Green
In Chicago, low-income kids don’t usually have the opportunity to travel outside their own neighborhoods. My Block, My Hood, My City is changing that.
In Defense of Netflix and Chill: 130 Hours a Year Not Watching Ads
by Keith Barbalato, Joe Scott
And 21 other facts you should know.
Why We Need to Keep 80 Percent of Fossil Fuels in the Ground
by Bill McKibben
Life depends on it. Bill McKibben on the big changes we’ve already made in remarkably short order.
How Kissing Empowers Women
by Jeremy Adam Smith
The rise of sexual-romantic kissing throughout history has defied cultural norms and put women in charge of romance.
Why Massive Snowstorms and Stranded Cars Make Us So Happy
by Colin Beavan
With cars stuck under mounds of snow, city streets become safe public spaces for people. So why wait for a blizzard?
The Feminist Rappers Who Are Updating Sweden’s Old-Fashioned Definition of Rape
by Lindsey Weedston
In Sweden, Femtastic gives survivors of sexual violence a voice in a male-dominated music industry.
Does Baltimore #BlackLivesMatter Activist Have a Shot at Becoming Mayor?
by Yessenia Funes
Activists turned politicians are nothing new. Just look at Bernie Sanders.
The Economy We Want Starts With a Constitutional Amendment
by Keith Harrington
A more democratic and equal election system is the first step toward a more democratic and equal economy.
How Far Can We Get Without Flying?
by Peter Kalmus
When a climate scientist decided to stop flying to cut his carbon emissions, he caught a glimpse of the post-oil future.
Rebuilding Trust After Flint: What About the Water In Your City?
by Daniel Moss
Despite decaying infrastructure and budget pressures, city water utilities have mostly delivered on their promise of healthy water.