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How We Are Treated and the Feedback Loop of Our Dreams

One of the challenges with teaching young people about the problems in the world, and motivating them to work on solving them, is the discouragement (or worse) that so many feel about the possibilities for lasting positive change.

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Lift Up From the Bottom and Raise Everyone Up

Are these stirrings really the sound of a Third Reconstruction in the United States?

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We Need to Help Asylum-Seekers, Not Traumatize Them

When asylum-seekers—who, like refugees, are fleeing serious threats to their life or freedom—enter the U.S., we do all we can to ensure they fail.

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Presidents Biden and Putin's Nuclear Words

The complete abolition of nuclear weapons is the only way to be safe from their threat.

Robert Dodge ·


Putting an End to Extreme Sentencing

My prison sentence is the equivalent of a slow death.

Michael Reed Dorrough ·


The Response to the Pandemic Has Been Driven by Vaccine Nationalism

Power, wealth, and justice in the time of Covid-19.

Rajan Menon ·


From MSNBC to NPR, Corporate "Liberal" Media Propaganda Tells the World: America Is First

Let's do today what Martin Luther King Jr. wisely urged us to do in the past: look at ourselves in the mirror.

Jeff Cohen ·


Burma's Refugees Deserve Global Solidarity and Support

Ending the illegal junta is the first step to securing human rights-based livelihoods for refugees and the millions of civilians who have long deserved peace and democratic rule.

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Once Again, Ugandan Politicians Stoking Anti-LGBTQ+ Sentiment to Stay in Power

The Ugandan government continues to use anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and policies to rally support amid declining popularity.

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Our Biggest Enemy Isn't China. It's Right Here at Home

The greatest danger we face today is not coming from China. It is our drift toward proto-fascism

Robert Reich ·

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