Government Surveillance: Then and Now

By Heidi Boghosian

Does government surveillance really make us safer?

Rethinking Work

By Suzanne Lindgren

The industrial age is over, so why are we still punching in?

Fighting Neighborhood Crime, Nonviolently

by George Lakey

In the early 1970s, one West Philadelphia neighborhood embraced a nonviolent alternative to police and crime.

Undisclosed Locations

by Nick Turse

How to cover a secret war.


The Loss of Food Rights: How the Government Is Fighting Local Farms

By David E. Gumpert

From urban farmers' markets to charitable lemonade stands, small-scale food sources are being shut down in what can best be described as a loss of our food rights.

Medicinal Marijuana Comes to Washington DC

By Suzanne Lindgren

The impending arrival of medical marijuana in Washington DC highlights the federal government's mixed messages about weed.

Advanced Math as Our Weapon

By Staff, Utne Reader

Students at Chicago’s Social Justice High School use advanced math to better understand the foreclosure crisis, gentrification and deportations affecting their community.

Subsidized Housing That’s Luxurious and Affordable

By Ryan Holeywell, from Governing

For a subsidized housing program that really works, look to Vienna, Austria.

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