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#WhyIStayed: 20 Years After VAWA, a Groundswell of Empathy for Domestic Violence Survivors
by Christa Hillstromposted Sep 14, 2014
- From Janay Palmer Rice to Jennifer Lawrence, we blame women for the bad things that happen to them. But last week—on the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act—women took the conversation back.
NY Unions Will Bring Fresh Ideas about Jobs, Energy to Historic Climate March
by Abby Scherposted Sep 14, 2014
- Key national unions are stepping up to support the People's Climate March on September 21. But some green radicals say unions need to create their own climate protection strategy that democratizes the energy sector.
Money, Politics, and Saving Our Democracy — Featuring Thom Hartmann
posted Sep 13, 2014
- With live music, an enthusiastic crowd, and an insightful conversation with Thom Hartmann, our Town Hall celebration was a success! We're grateful for everyone who attended. Here are some pictures and video from the event.
Kentucky Town Beats High Gas Prices—By Opening a Public Gas Station
by Thomas Hannaposted Sep 12, 2014
- Gas stations aren’t great for the climate, but the move is a step toward local control over economic decisions—a model that holds great potential for developing renewable energy in the long term.
An Astronomer Explains Why This Is the Best Moment in Cosmic History to Be Alive
by TRBQposted Sep 12, 2014
- A deep look at the stars and their role in our creation makes a welcome break from the news of the day.
This Former NASA Intern Just Wrote The Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year: Monica Byrne on “The Girl in the Road”
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Sep 12, 2014
- A future where India is the major world superpower, gender is flexible, and energy comes from waves? This writer’s version of the near future feels much more real than apocalyptic nightmares we’ve come to dread.
The Senate Just Voted to Keep Big Money in Politics. Three Reasons to Celebrate Anyway
by Fran Kortenposted Sep 11, 2014
- The fact that the issue reached the Senate floor is a huge victory for the American people, who overwhelmingly say they want something done about corporate influence in elections.
The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to the Wonder of Science
by Shannon Hayesposted Sep 10, 2014
- I have lived for 40 years, gathered 10 years of higher education, and never before this moment understood the foundation of science.
Migrant Farmworkers Find Paths Out of Poverty Through Incubator Farms
by Lisa Gale Garriguesposted Sep 10, 2014
- Incubator farms help seasonal workers start their own businesses, where they get better pay and the support of a community.
A Wealthy Capitalist on Why Money Doesn't Trickle Down
by Nick Hanauerposted Sep 09, 2014
- Nick Hanauer, venture capitalist and self-described “plutocrat,” says a healthy economy and an effective democracy depend on a thriving middle class of workers.
Today's Movement for Racial Justice Has Found Its Graphic Designer (And Her Name Is Sandra Khalifa)
by Joe Solomonposted Sep 08, 2014
- In this Q and A, the talented Khalifa talks about how she became interested in issues of racial justice, her work with the Dream Defenders, and the power of social media.
Beyond the CSA: Four Ways Communities Support Everything From Books to Beer
by Dana Drugmandposted Sep 05, 2014
- You know the model: Consumers purchase a share of the season’s harvest upfront and get a box of fresh produce each week from the farm. Now you can get your medicine that way too.
Video: Inside a Miami McDonald's on Strike
posted Sep 05, 2014
- More than 400 workers and supporters were arrested on Thursday amid a nationwide wave of walkouts and demonstrations.
To Save Family Farms from Corporate Buyout, Retiring Farmers Connect with a New Generation
by Liz Pleasantposted Sep 05, 2014
- In the next 20 years, many American family farmers are likely to retire—putting enormous amounts of land on the market. Here's how they're connecting with young farmers to make sure the family farm survives.
Obamacare Closed a Loophole for CEO Pay—And Won Taxpayers $72M
by Marjorie E. Woodposted Sep 04, 2014
- The savings from 2013 alone could pay for dental care for 262,000 Americans for an entire year.