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A New Era of Global Protest Begins
In line with the steady rise in social unrest over the past decade, it’s likely that we will witness an unprecedented escalation in large-scale citizen protests across the globe in 2016 and beyond.
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The President Heard Us
In his State of the Union, President Obama called for "reducing the influence of money in our politics." Fantastic. He has heard the growing cry of the 85 percent of us who want big changes (with almost half of us wanting a complete rebuild!) in how America funds elections. Eighty-five percent? Yes...
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Obama's Final Climate Test: Keep It in the Ground
The coming months will be defining ones for the president and the entire planet.
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Let's Make 2016 a Progressive Year for our Schools and Communities
How can we make 2016 the year we reinvent public education? It’s a tall order. But if we set a few key intentions for our work, we have a shot at making real progress. For starters: let us please, PLEASE not get so caught up in the Presidential race that we ignore state and local elections. That...
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The State of the Union Depends on the State of Our Democracy
From voting rights to campaign finance, our democracy is under attack.
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Historic Trial Lets Activists Who Blocked Oil Train Cite Climate Change Threat in Their Defense
Five climate justice activists went on trial in Washington state on Monday for tying themselves to a 25-foot tripod structure to block a mile-long oil train. The protesters, members of the activist group Rising Tide Seattle, demanded a halt of shipments of fossil fuels through the Northwest...
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Sanders is First to Sign 'Fix Democracy' Pledge Rejecting Fossil Fuel Cash
"It's time for Hillary Clinton and anyone with serious White House aspirations to match Sanders' leadership," says Greenpeace
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Venezuela’s Food Revolution Has Fought Off Big Agribusiness and Promoted Agroecology
Just days before the progressive National Assembly of Venezuela was dissolved, deputies passed a law which lays the foundation for a truly democratic food system. The country has not only banned genetically modified seeds, but set up democratic structures to ensure that seeds cannot be privatized...
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Climate Insurgency After Paris
'The governments of the world may rule the world but they don’t own the world.'
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12 People Who Made a Difference (and You Can Too!)
Can one person truly make a difference in the world? Far too many people think not, and thus they sell themselves far too short. A wave of pessimism leads capable people to underestimate the power of their voice and the strength of their ideals. The truth is this: it is the initiatives of deeply...
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