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How Do You Make Change Happen? Show Up
In my travels and conversations this year, I've been encouraged that grassroots people of all progressive stripes (populist, labor, liberal, environmental, women, civil libertarian, et al.) are well aware of the slipperiness of "victory" and want Washington to get it right this time. So over and...
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The Soul of the Syrian People
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Empathy + Thinking = Wise Action
In a recent video from The Atlantic , Yale psychology professor Paul Bloom argues that empathy is a fundamentally bad thing that makes the world worse. Bloom believes empathy leads us to make less rational decisions. If a child is trapped in a dangerous mine, our empathy compels us to harness great...
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I Was Hungry and You Gave Me A Free Round of Golf: Trump's Much-Vaunted Philanthropy Is A Profiteering Crock
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Fever Pitch: This Crucial Moment In The Fight To Stop Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
“Something gravely important had gone missing. Something related to reverence—to holding on to the ineffable wonder of what already is, caring for what little remains, being cognizant of how quickly we’re losing it. As we attempt to develop new energy sources and figure out how to feed ourselves...
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Capitalism or Socialism? There’s an Even Better Option
Bernie Sanders’ popular campaign suggests that many Americans aren't afraid of socialism anymore. But real democracy is an even better alternative to capitalism.
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Why I’m Ready to Get Arrested with Restaurant Workers
This week I'm joining thousands of people from all walks of life – from workers to environmentalists to the just plain angry – descending on Capitol Hill to risk arrest and offer a primal scream for democracy. Under the banners of Democracy Spring and Democracy Awakening , we will be sticking our...
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Sitting In At Democracy Spring
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Canada's Progressive Party to Consider Radical 'Leap' to Green Economy
In wake of massive job losses from oil price crash, NDP launches nationwide debates about Naomi Klein's call to swiftly transition Canada to a green economy
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'Up All Night' Protests Sweep France as 100,000 Join Pro-Democracy Movement
'This movement was not born and will not die in Paris...It has no limit, no border and it belongs to all of those who wish to be part of it.'
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