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    How to Turn Neighborhoods Into Hubs of Resilience

    Photo courtesy of PUSH Buffalo Think of it as a silver lining to the gathering dark clouds. We live in an era of extraordinary disruption, from the serial crises of a changing climate to the wrenching shifts of a globalized economy. But in that disruption lies the potential for ...

    You Down With TPP?

    The job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership could pass by year’s end—unless the public stands in its way.Looking around, it seems like our country’s in pretty bad shape. We’re broke, the environment’s trashed, and wars drag on. It’s hard to believe that in another decade we might be ...

    Why the Environment’s Trashed, You’re Broke, and Wars Drag On

    How corporate power is ruining your life, explained in animated GIFsApril 1970,when 20 million Americans hit the streets to celebrate the first Earth Day: And it wasn’t just a party. People of all ages and political stripes were demanding regulations protecting earth, air, water, and ...

    Can We Hold Israel Accountable?

    To read Breaking the Silence testimonies by Israeli soldiers on the ongoing occupation and blockade of Palestine, check out "It's Mostly Punishment," by Oded Na'aman. A version of this article appeared at YesMagazine.org. The great wish of the early Zionist leader Theodor Herzl was that ...

    Should Chiapas Farmers Suffer for California’s Carbon?

    “We are not responsible for climate change—it’s the big industries that are,” said Abelardo, a young man from the Tseltal Mayan village of Amador Hernández in the Lacandon jungle of Chiapas. “So why should we be held responsible, and even punished for it?”Abelardo was one of dozens ...

    Single-Payer Health Care For the Win?

    It’s been awhile since Obama’s proposal for universal health care was replaced by a compromise known as the Affordable Care Act. Despite detractors from the right and left, Obamacare’s sell–that the Act would give millions of uninsured Americans coverage–appeased many. But now, as we ...

    Riding the Bicycle School Bus

    Have you ever wondered how the exuberant energy of elementary school–aged children might be harnessed and put to good use? It seems the Dutch company De Café Racer has found a way, with a kid-powered bicycle intended to replace the traditional school bus. The bike is pedaled by 1 adult (who ...

    The Happiness Equation

    Economic equality equals happiness. So suggests a new study to be published in a forthcoming issue of Psychological Science. In order for Americans to be truly blissed out, it finds, we need to close the gap between our wealthiest and poorest citizens.“In 1980, the average American CEO’s ...

    The Best Bills of 2011

    It’s been a tough year for progressive causes. Whether it’s the unprecedented attack on workers and organized labor or the insistence of making those least responsible for the country’s financial woes—the poor and middle class—the ones affected most by policies meant to address them. ...

    Liberating America From Wall Street Rule

    It’s a telling sign of our time when it’s a struggle to actually talk about the value of things and not just the price they are supposedly worth. When we struggle to discuss what actually makes something worth its weight in gold, so to speak, and not some speculative number put on it. Does ...

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