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Mourning the Manchester Bombing

There’s a very human instinct, in the wake of a massacre, to put everything else on hold. We recognise that those most directly affected have no choice in...   [ continue reading...]

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The Streets Barber - Giving Haircuts to the Homeless

Nasir Sobhani of Melbourne, Australia, aka The Streets Barber, gives free haircuts to the homeless to help them feel clean, empowered, and understood. Life on t...   [ continue reading...]

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Return to High Chaparral

Last year, we visited a theme park celebrating America’s mythic Wild West in wintery Sweden that became a welcoming home for refugees fleeing the Syrian c...   [ continue reading...]

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Autogestió: Adventures Into the New Economies of Catalonia

Catalonia is at the forefront of new economic thinking. They are a region rich in social currencies and in projects and people creating functioning post-capital...   [ continue reading...]

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Does Biology Drive Our Best and Worst Selves?

How can humans be so compassionate and altruistic -- and also so brutal and violent? To understand why we do what we do, neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky looks at...   [ continue reading...]

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How Animals Can Teach Us to Be Kind, Love and Appreciate Life and Each Other

Animals have a lot to teach us about wisdom if we are ready to take their quietly-delivered lessons on board.    [ continue reading...]

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World Vote Now (2009)

When we shot “World Vote Now” from 2001-2009, in 26 countries around the world, we got a first glimpse of what kind of global democratic system is n...   [ continue reading...]

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Picket Line - Striking US Workers Disillusioned by Trump

One week before Donald Trump was elected, 700 workers—many of whom were Trump supporters—walked out of the Momentive chemical plant in Waterford, NY...   [ continue reading...]

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High Chaparral - The Western Theme Park in Sweden Welcoming Syrian Refugees

A theme park celebrating America’s mythic Wild West in wintery Sweden becomes a welcoming home for refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war. One of the last...   [ continue reading...]

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Ten Good News Wildlife Stories

Survey of previously inaccessible region of Myanmar reveals many endangered species The first-ever surveys of forests in Karen state in southeast Myanmar...   [ continue reading...]

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The Wrongs of Counter-Violence

"A few months before the 7/7 attacks in London in July 2005, and in the wake of the Madrid bombings, I went to a meeting that the Bishop of Bradford had convene...   [ continue reading...]

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Stop the Greedy Clown!

We can't let huge corporations continue to underpay our friends and families! Today, May 23, is the day before their annual shareholder meeting-- where they mak...   [ continue reading...]

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Manchester Arena Attack: Amid the Horror, the Strength of an Incredible City Took Hold

The attack was the day that we had been warned about by security services. The day we hoped wouldn’t happen. But it happened here. In Manchester, at the M...   [ continue reading...]

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The Self-Defeating Concept of “Resistance”

Bernie’s been taking more flak than ever from progressive rebels lately, and understandably so — his recent    [ continue reading...]

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The Facebook Files: Facebook's Internal Rulebook Revealed

A major leak of Facebook’s internal guidelines shows how the social network deals with hate speech, graphic violence and sexual imagery. As regulators bec...   [ continue reading...]

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The Evolution of American Protest Music

Music is a critical form of expression in American politics — especially in times of political and social unrest. Dating back to the early days of coloni...   [ continue reading...]

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The Australian Coal Mine That Could Wreck the Great Barrier Reef

Both sides of politics are burning political capital to approve a massive coal mine with a poor business case, run by a questionable company, in a dying industr...   [ continue reading...]

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Let's Support Farmers, Not Supermarkets - The Future of Food

In this film, organic market gardeners Frank and Josje discuss the issues with the supermarket system and how Community Supported Agriculture fits into a new st...   [ continue reading...]

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Music From the Film Human

Human is one of the most extraordinary films ever made. The 6 hour epic journeys around the world and presents us with a huge range of voices the encompass what...   [ continue reading...]

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4 Key Elements to Organizing for the Long Haul

Last month I attended the New Organizing Institute’s RootsCamp. It was rejuvenating to see folks I hadn’t seen in years and those I have been w...   [ continue reading...]

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