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No One Leaves Home Unless Home Is the Mouth of A Shark
A broken Abdullah Kurdi buried his two toddlers and his wife in their hometown of Kobani, Syria even as thousands of his fellow refugees continued on their harrowing quest for safety - marching hundreds of miles from Hungary to Austria and Germany, eventually helped along by buses provided by...
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Soil as Our Salvation
What if the answer to stopping climate change was lying right under our feet? What if one of the most revolutionary acts you could do was to plant a garden? Well, research is starting to show this might just be true. To bring attention to the importance of plain old dirt, the United Nations...
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A Sin In Thee: On Brazenly Making Up God's Part of the Conversation
Twitter ablaze Modestly declaring herself “just a vessel God has chosen for this time and this place,” St. Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, has been ordered to jail by a federal judge for confusing religious freedom with illegal...
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The Rebellion Against Standardized Tests Is Exploding
O pting out is in. Over the past two years, the movement to boycott standardized tests across New York State has mushroomed from a fringe rebellion to a mass mobilization against what many see as an anxiety-provoking, creativity-stifling, and hypercommercialized testing regime. With record numbers...
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'Big Moment' for California as Assembly Votes to Divest From Dirty Coal
In a significant victory for the fossil fuel divestment movement, the California Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill requiring the state's two pension systems, CalPERS and CalSTRS, to release their holdings from coal investments. Follow the 43-27 vote, S.B.185 now heads to the desk of Democratic...
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Making America Work for Working People
For millions of working parents like me, the juggling act between our homes and offices gets even more frantic as our kids head back to school. My daughter just started kindergarten. Some days, I’m proud of how my husband and I manage the demands of our jobs while also taking care of her and my...
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Yes to Compassion: 12,000 Icelanders Step Up For Refugees, Shaming Their Government (and Several Others')
Syrian refugees cross into Turkey. Photo by Osman Orsal/Reuters Under the rubric, "Just Because It Isn't Happening Here Doesn't Mean It Isn't Happening," over 12,000 Icelanders have offered their homes and spare bedrooms and moral support to Syrian refugees after their own government said they...
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Play At Selling Black Bodies! An Adventure Like No Other!
Friends of capitalism: For a swell time, why not go online and play characters in the trans-Atlantic slave trade? Get the best price for selling black people! Help abused but plucky slave boy Tim rescue his sister from rape! Find the most efficient way to stack slaves in the hold of the ship! Or...
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Removing the Mask of the Occupation. Just Watch.
Muhammad at bottom, his sister Ahed at left. AP Photo For any American somehow not yet aware of what one observer rightly deems "all the insanity and the injustice and the stupidity and the purposelessness and the pointlessness of the Occupation and the settlement enterprise," watch this deranged...
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Why Are Climate Groups Only Focused on 50% of the Solution?
To the leadership at Greenpeace, Sierra Club, 350.org, Environmental Defense Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council and all other climate groups: Your organizations have worked very hard, collectively, to reduce world reliance on carbon-centric oil, gas and coal. Thanks to your work to reduce...
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