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Stephen Colbert: New Standardized Tests Teach Valuable Lessons in Stress and Confusion
by Molly Ruskposted Apr 17, 2014
- Why did an elementary school math problem go viral? It has to do with a new set of federal education standards known as the Common Core.
The Underground Railroad Was One of America’s First Co-ops: A Black History Tour of Cooperative Economics
by Laura Flandersposted Apr 17, 2014
- From slavery to Jim Crow to cities today, African-Americans have been leading the cooperative movement.
Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again.
by Sena Christianposted Apr 17, 2014
- Preliminary results from the 2012 Census of Agriculture show the increasing role of women in U.S. agriculture—especially on organic and small-scale farms.
They Started by Blockading a Bus Full of Detainees—And Went on to Shake Up the Immigration Debate
by Rachael Stoeveposted Apr 16, 2014
- A look at the growing influence of undocumented voices in the movement for immigrant rights.
Don't Leave BitCoin to the Libertarians! (Or, Why Your Movement Needs Open Source Money)
by Nathan Schneiderposted Apr 14, 2014
- Movements for economic justice and equality are rarely flush with cash. But "cryptocurrencies" like Bitcoin might stand to change the rules in their favor.
10 Things Creative People Know
by Peggy Taylor, Charlie Murphyposted Apr 11, 2014
- Everyday creative activities like knitting and cooking can boost your levels of serotonin and decrease anxiety.
Why Saul Alinsky, Author of "Rules" for Social Change, Would Probably Break Them Today
by Mark Engler, Paul Englerposted Apr 10, 2014
- Most organizers today believe that Alinsky taught to focus on building organizations and not social movements. But the author's own political work shows a more flexible approach.
Tiny House Living, Off the Grid? Here's How to Do it in Style
by Cat Johnsonposted Apr 09, 2014
- How to get electricity, water, and the Internet in your tiny home on the range.
Video: Can We Create Living-Wage Jobs for Everyone?
by Laura Flandersposted Apr 09, 2014
- We have plenty of low-income jobs, but fewer in the middle where we really need investment. How can we make sure public money is spent for the greater good?
A New Source of Jobs for India's Rural Women? (Hint: It's in Your Shampoo)
by Shilpi Chhotrayposted Apr 09, 2014
- The business in chemicals extracted from seaweed—predicted to be worth $7 billion by 2018—is emerging as a source of employment for rural women.
How Better Health Care for the Poor Makes a Stronger Economy for All
by Imara Jonesposted Apr 07, 2014
- By keeping workers healthy, the Affordable Care Act will help the working poor achieve greater financial stability—and will probably boost the economy as well.
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.