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The Dakota Access Pipeline: Today’s Most Important Fight

If the United States is going to move forward in a progressive direction it will be forced to do so from the ground up, kicking and screaming. The encampment blocking the Dakota Access pipeline is today’s best hope. If the world is saved from environmental disaster it will be because ordinary people took action, not

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President Trump; thoughts on a broken system

It’s been a hectic and confusing week. Donald Trump was elected the leader of my birth-nation. There is so much to unpack in that sentence. I consider Trump’s campaign to have been a snapshot of much of what is wrong with this nation. It was a campaign of fear with a consistent underlining message that

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Monsanto: A Beginner’s Guide To The World’s Most Dangerous Corporation (2016)

On May 21st, 400 protests in 38 nations joined a grassroots effort called March Against Monsanto. But who is Monsanto and why should you know about them? You may not think you’re familiar with Monsanto, but you probably eat Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) created by them every day. They created the first GMO in 1985

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Relics of the secret US war in Laos

  La lok Phengparkdee has been turning bombs into spoons since he was eight. He lives in Ban Napia and works with the relics of the secret war waged by the US in this tiny country while the world’s attention was focused next door on Vietnam. For nine years during the 60s and 70s, the

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Inside The Campaign To Change The Face Of American Money

In 2012 Barbara Howard had a simple idea: put a woman’s face on American money to commemorate the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2020. This year, in a matter of a few short months that idea has become a topic of national conversation. In fact, the grassroots campaign spearheaded by Howard and a small

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Monsanto: A Beginner’s Guide To The World’s Most Dangerous Corporation (2015)

  Today, over 400 protests in 38 nations will join a grassroots effort called March Against Monsanto. But who is Monsanto and why should you know about them? You may not think you’re familiar with Monsanto, but you probably eat Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) created by them every day. Monsanto created the first GMO in

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New York is Baltimore; Baltimore is New York

Yesterday evening thousands of New Yorkers gathered in Union Square to show solidarity with the protests in Baltimore over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody earlier this month. It was the latest show of force from the #blacklivesmatter movement and its largest protest in this city since the Millions March in

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