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Get Intersectional! (Or, Why Your Movement Can't Go It Alone)
by Kristin Moeposted Apr 04, 2014
- "Intersectionality" has evolved from a theory of how oppression works to a notion of how people can fight it.
Unleashing Empathy: How Teachers Transform Classrooms With Emotional Learning
by Lennon Flowersposted Apr 04, 2014
- The secret to learning self-awareness, cooperation, and other “social and emotional learning” skills lies in experience, not in workbooks and rote classroom exercises.
Video: Festival Brings Spirit of Kenya's Independence Movement to the US
posted Apr 03, 2014
- The Swahili word "madaraka" means "self-realization." The festival bearing that name seeks to empower youth to create positive change in their own lives, their communities, and the world.
The Supreme Court Just Gave You One More Reason to Join the Clean Elections Movement
by Fran Kortenposted Apr 03, 2014
- The McCutcheon decision will boost the political power of the one percent at the expense of the rest of us. But it also adds to the urgency of the movement that's working to take back our democracy.
5 Habits of Highly Compassionate Men
by Kozo Hattoriposted Apr 02, 2014
- Having compassion leads to increased happiness, freedom from gender stereotypes, and better relationships with others.
After Death of Radical Mayor, Mississippi's Capital Wrestles With His Economic Vision
by Laura Flandersposted Apr 01, 2014
- Mayor Chokwe Lumumba implemented only the first steps of his plan to address Jackson's extreme income inequality, which most seriously affected black residents. Now the city faces a choice between vastly different approaches to economic development.
Esperanza Spalding’s “We Are America” Is the Catchiest Call Yet for Justice at Guantanamo Bay
posted Mar 28, 2014
- Jazz singer Esperanza Spalding and company on standing up for people held without trial in America’s most controversial prison.
Want to Fight the Corporate Takeover? Start with a Pint at the Pub
by David Bollierposted Mar 28, 2014
- The British government is reversing damage done to local economies by the Great Recession by protecting local pubs.
How Cities Can Be Designed to Help—or Hinder—Sharing
by Jay Walljasperposted Mar 28, 2014
- City-dwellers are more likely than others to share housing, transit, and knowledge. Creating a new urban economy depends on valuing this interaction over individual consumption.
You Can’t Bounce Off the Walls If There Are No Walls: Outdoor Schools Make Kids Happier—and Smarter
by David Sobelposted Mar 28, 2014
- New approaches to kindergarten offer us a glimpse of what childhood used to be, and still could be—the modern re-creation of the children’s garden. If we looked to these examples, we might be able to rescue childhood.
Soul Food That's Vegan and Healthy? A Cooking Remix Made in Heaven
by Molly Ruskposted Mar 25, 2014
- From the author of Vegan Soul Kitchen, this cookbook charts a new course for southern, African American, and Caribbean cuisine.
Mondragón and the System Problem
by Gar Alperovitz, Thomas M. Hannaposted Mar 24, 2014
- Among the lessons of a major cooperative business' bankruptcy: The success of big co-ops might depend on things like radically reforming transportation and other parts of the larger economy.
Recycling One Aluminum Can Will Power a Laptop for More Than Five Hours
by Miles Becker, Christine St. Pierreposted Mar 24, 2014
- And other facts you should probably know.
Legalization is a Human Rights Issue: Latin America Steps Up Resolve to End the Drug Wars
by Wendy Callposted Mar 21, 2014
- On the heels of pot legalization in Washington and Colorado, the movement for less punitive drug policy is coalescing at every level. Its new leaders could come from the very countries that have suffered the most.
Edward Snowden's TED Talk Offers Guided Tour of NSA Leaks
posted Mar 21, 2014
- The former NSA contractor, who is living in asylum in Russia, spoke from the screen of a wheeled robot.