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An End to "The Hole"?: 6 Signs that Solitary Confinement Reform Is Coming
by Nur Laljiposted Mar 20, 2014
- Much of the momentum in the movement to reform the use of solitary confinement in the United States comes from the work of prisoners themselves.
A New Story for a New Economy
by David Kortenposted Mar 19, 2014
- David Korten's new essay (available to read as a PDF) connects the work of finding a new sacred story with the effort to build a new economy.
Three Arrests in Latest Blockade of Tar Sands Equipment
by Rachael Stoeveposted Mar 18, 2014
- The equipment has been blocked in Oregon, Idaho, and Montana—in each case by an alliance between Native Americans and environmental groups.
Curriculum & Resources: What Kids Can Do
posted Mar 17, 2014
- What Kids Can Do uses digital, print, and broadcast media to showcase the power youth can achieve when they are taken seriously. Check out writing curricula, stories, and other powerful learning resources that give voice to the opinions and talents of young people, particularly those compromised by poverty, race, and language.
Russian Aggression Deserves a Response, But U.S. Lacks Credibility to Lead It
by Stephen Zunesposted Mar 17, 2014
- The United States cannot legitimately lead an international response to the illegal Russian aggression in Ukraine until it abides by international law itself.
Immigrant Detainees' Hunger Strike Targets Legal "Grey Area"
by Rachael Stoeveposted Mar 14, 2014
- A hunger strike in a Washington state detention facility draws attention to a facility where most U.S. laws don't apply.
Proponent of Bush Administration’s No Child Left Behind Law: “I Was Wrong”
by Scott Nineposted Mar 14, 2014
- In her new book, Diane Ravitch—one of the leading thinkers behind the controversial Bush-era law—explores how the faulty logic of high-stakes testing, charter school expansion, and privatization hinders education.
These Seattle Teachers Boycotted Standardized Testing—and Sparked a Nationwide Movement
by Diane Brooksposted Mar 14, 2014
- Parents, students, and teachers all over the country have joined the revolt to liberate our kids from a test-obsessed education system.
Video: Can Co-Ops Curb Poverty In New York City?
by Laura Flandersposted Mar 14, 2014
- Of the many businesses in New York, only 23 are worker co-ops. But those that exist have a strong record of raising wages and reducing poverty, especially in low-income communities like city councilmember Maria del Carmen Arroyo's South Bronx district.
W. Virginia's Grassroots Response to Water Crisis: A Movement in the Making?
by Dana Kuhnlineposted Mar 13, 2014
- Community responses to the Elk River chemical spill draw on West Virginia's long, proud history of grassroots work for environmental and economic justice.
Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Dance to Pharrell Williams—and They Are Incredible
posted Mar 13, 2014
- Want to see a different side of Tacloban City's destruction? These survivors’ moves will change how you think about resilience after chaos.
People Over Profit: Why These Two Small Countries Stood Up to Big Mining
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Mar 12, 2014
- If the governments of Costa Rica and El Salvador can resist the mining industry, maybe we all can.
Seattle Council to Governor: Protect this City (And the Climate) from Oil Trains
by Molly Ruskposted Mar 11, 2014
- Beyond the dangers of derailment and explosions, Seattleites are worried about oil-by-rail shipping's effect on the climate. Here's what they did about it.
A Happy Life or a Meaningful One—Do We Really Need to Choose?
by Jill Suttie, Jason Marshposted Mar 11, 2014
- Researchers continue to debate whether people face a genuine trade-off between seeking a happy life and a meaningful one.
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.