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Want to Change the World? Read This First
History is often made by strong personalities wielding bold new political, economic, or religious doctrines. Yet any serious effort to understand how and why societies change requires examination not just of leaders and ideas, but also of environmental circumstances. The ecological context (climate...
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Neutrality Begins At Home: What U.S. Mayors Can Do Right Now to Support a Neutral Internet
This weekend at the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting in Dallas, some mayors will take a strong stand in support of net neutrality. According to an op-ed by Mayors Ed Lee of San Francisco and Ed Murray of Seattle, the city leaders are unveiling a resolution calling on the FCC to preserve an...
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The People's Assembly News
Tens of Thousands: No Austerity! We Demand an Alternative
On march through London, demonstrators demand their voice be heard.
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A Life of Activism Gives You Hope, Energy and Direction
Maude Barlow received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from York University in Toronto yesterday morning. Here are her speaking notes for the Convocation ceremony. Chancellor Gregory Sorbara, President Mamdouh Shoukri, the Senate of York University, and all the graduation students, It is a great honour...
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The urgent task before us is saving our world from the clutches of war and delivering it to fields of unending peace. (Credit": flickr / cc / Hartwig HKD) Views
War, Iraq, Enlightenment
Sometimes, it’s when all hope is seemingly lost that the greatest breakthroughs occur in life. Whatever forces us to recognize the limit to what we can do by ourselves, opens the mind to consider the possibility that there might be another way. When everything is all messed up, we’ve played all our...
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Plastic: An Invasive Species We Created and Must Confront
Plastic was created with the best of intentions. In fact, plastic was invented when a billiard company offered a $10,000 reward to find a replacement for ivory in pool balls. Yes, we used to play pool with elephant tusks. Similarly, the plastic bag was developed to reduce pressure on the forests...
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In Sign of 'New Economy' Rising, Vermont Bill Champions Worker-Owned Co-ops
Senator Bernie Sanders: 'We need to expand economic models that help the middle-class.'
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Video Article
Rising Voices for a New Economy
Last month, thousands of activists from across the country gathered in Washington DC for the National People's Action Conference. The conference, dubbed "Rising Voices for a New Economy" was an opportunity for activists and organizers from around the country to meet, share their stories and plan...
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Fast Food Workers: 'We Are Worth More' News
'Going Global': Fast Food Worker Strikes to Sweep 6 Continents
Walk-outs to sweep 33 countries as workers demand fair wages and workplace rights
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Vermont to Make It Official: GMO Food Must Be Labeled
In nation's most far-reaching law to date, passage makes it mandatory to label certain foods that contain genetically-modified ingredients
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