Why do so many attempts to build coalitions across race and culture result in hurt and division? These seasoned activists offer tips on what makes the difference between success and disaster.
I do not feel particularly brave when I speak. I am simply propelled by the force of what I want to say.
Many thought the global movement against unfair trade started in Seattle 1999. But going back over 200 years, people have reached across borders to end the slave trade, shame a brutal colonial regime, and bring respite to laborers of the industrial revolution.
Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s revolutionary ideas and what they might mean for us today.
The Hopi people of the Black Mesa region know how to farm and thrive in the desert Southwest. But a giant coal company is draining the aquifer that feeds their sacred springs and makes their livelihood possible.
Immigrant deportions, NSEERS, National Security Entry Exit Registration System, immigrant rights, Pramila Jayapal
An indigenous people at the tip of South America reclaims health, culture, and the vitality of the land.
"The Seed Lady of Watts" is getting fresh food into an area better known for its toxics and poverty
Cumulative voting and instant runoff, Voting revolution, Alternative voting systems
Music can tell truths that otherwise go unheard, inspiring action, and sustaining resistance.
With leaps, bounds, and stillness, dancers make peace with time.
The Campaign of Conscience joins North Americans who oppose the war in Iraq. They organize acts of civil disobedience and continue to provide humanitarian aid to Iraqis.
Speech given at Princeton considers the fallibility of our justice system and the finality of death.
For a sundancer and bundle-keeper in the Dakota tradition, the world and the spirit are identical.
A recent class-action suit by black farmers against the USDA fails to stem the loss of land by African American farmers.
UNDP Goodwill Ambassador and actor Danny Glover talks about his lifelong activism.
Innovation, insight, and knowledge from the 20th century could inspire social transformation in the 21st.
The Veterans of Hope Project brings together veterans of the civil rights movement with young activist to explore links between religion and social transformation.
The Time Dollar Youth Court in Washington, D.C. for first time juvenile offenders aims to keep first offenders from becoming hardened criminals.
the War on Drugs: the social cost of the drug war and the people in and out of the criminal justice system who are calling for an end to war.
Involving victims in the criminal justice system can lead to healing, community empowerment, and fewer repeated offenses.
Two perspectives on a talking circle about racism held following the WTO protests in Seattle.
The ancient, wild rice-centered culture of Minnesota's Anishinaabeg people confronts cultivated "wild" rice.
Amber Gallup reports from the IMF/World Bank protests in Washington, DC.
The most dramatic confrontations took place on November 30 (N30), when thousands of protesters blocked WTO delegates from reaching the meeting. Author Paul Hawken was among them.
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