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Despair Is Not a Strategy: 15 Principles of Hope
Abby Brockman If you’re out there trying to change your neighborhood, community, city, country, or the world then this is for you. In moments when everything seems hopeless, read this to get...
Censoring American War Crimes
Abby Zimet After years of hating the iconic photo, Kim Phuc came to embrace it as a powerful tool to teach peace.
No One Leaves Home Unless Home Is the Mouth of a Shark
Abby Zimet A broken Abdullah Kurdi buried his two toddlers and his wife in their hometown of Kobani, Syria even as thousands of his fellow refugees continued on their...
Occupation, Schmoccupation: And Propaganda Shall Cover For Everything (Except the Ugly Truth)
Abby Zimet As part of Israel's ongoing and desperate PR campaign to counter opposition and prove it has justice on its side, The Yesha Council, a settlers' organization in the West Bank...
"Oh My God, They Use You As Target Practice." Literally.
Abby Zimet In your weekly, admittedly rhetorical WTF-is-wrong-with-this-country turn, it seems cops in South Florida have been using real photos of real black men - bullet-riddled...
Making/Selling Christmas: Where Your Baubles, Tinsel, Santa Hats and LED Reindeer Come From
Abby Zimet Just so you know: Those trinkets of Christmas proclaimed to bring joy to the world - wreaths, lights, stockings, mistletoe, shiny stars and snowflakes and other glittering...
Holocaust Survivors On Gaza: Genocide Begins With the Silence of the World
Abby Zimet History turns: Even as Israel's onslaught in Gaza continues - in the latest insanity, obliterating an apartment building housing 44 families to punish one alleged combatant ...
'Human Shield' Propaganda Used to Justify State-Sponsored Massacres for Decades
Abby and Robbie Martin It’s been three weeks since Israel launched its bombing campaign and subsequent invasion of the Gaza strip. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, over 1,500...
Leveling the Playing Field for Worker Cooperatives
Abby Scher A quiet revolution is rumbling through New York's municipal offices as they retool to support the creation of worker cooperatives as a way to fight poverty. Spurred by the...
Just Eat It: Big Money Spends Millions to Convince Washington It's None of Our Business What We Put In Our Mouths
Abby Zimet 9 November 2013: A disheartening but predictable loss for GMO labelling in Washington, where Monsanto, DuPont and other big corporate interests jumped in and spent millions...
Obama Gives Bush "Absolute Immunity" For Everything
Abby Zimet Days before Bradley - now Chelsea - Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for helping expose U.S. war crimes in Iraq, the Obama Department of Justice filed...
Simply Despotic: UK Detains Greenwald Partner
Abby Zimet In an act of blatant escalation against press freedom, UK officials held David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, at Heathrow Airport under a...
30 Years, One Earth: The Planet As Digital Flip Book
Abby Zimet Astonishing timelapse pictures of a growing, changing, withering, clearly finite planet have been unveiled from Landsat, a satellite project launched in 1972 by NASA, Google...
Hey Idiots: Taking On the "Right Wing Insanely Fake Christian Hate-Monkey Trolls" Over Al Jazeera
Abby Zimet With Al Jazeera America launching in a couple of weeks, Current TV's John Fugelsang decides to address the racist elephant in the room that is the right-wing freakout over...