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This Is the Best Way to Fight Back Against London's Anti-homeless Spikes
In the past few years, central London has witnessed the rise of "anti-homeless spikes", rows of small steel protrusions placed in doorways to make them too uncomfortable for...
Eight Ways Less Is More - The Art of Strategic Slacking
You’re busy, “crazy-busy” even, so why would taking more breaks and wandering off for walks during the working day help you become less busy and more successful? Because, when...
Social Democracy Is 100% American
Appearing late last week on MSNBC’s Morning Joe,Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri insisted that Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont “is too...
Activists Illustrated - Women at the Heart of Global Struggles
Latin American Artist María María Acha-Kutscher takes photographs from social and feminist movements and turns them into stunning pop art illustrations
Good News for the Anthropocene
The best news for a good Anthropocene is that the human brain is a master at learning and relearning and that “rewiring” takes place all the time. Until old age, learning...
This Zen Comic Is Full of Timeless Life Lessons
Desiderata poem by Max Ehrmann beautifully illustrated by Gavin Aung Than
What's In A Name? In Some Cases a Legacy of Oppression
There is an increasing global movement to change colonial place names that refelect changing attitudes toward colonialsim and imperialism and a wish to throw off the schackles...
Intifada Street Brings You Revolutionary Resistance Art
For the last few years Bradford born and based artist Mohammed Hamza has been putting out some of the best revolutionary art around under the Intifada Street banner. As the...
How a White Supremacist Became a Civil Rights Activist
The story of a KKK leader’s transformation shows us that we need not live forever with the kind of violence we saw in Charleston this month.
The Cost of Cowardice
In February, 2009, then Attorney General Eric Holder, in an address at the Department of Justice to commemorate Black History Month, said we in the United States were “a nation...
How White People Got Made
'There’s a perception that whiteness is working for white people. It’s not. Whiteness is one of the biggest and most long-running scams ever perpetrated.'
Why I Let My Son Wear a Dress
My son Seamus wears a dress. Actually he has two: a dark pink long-sleeved ballerina number with a leotard top and a short sleeved princess dress with pearls and ribbons. They...
Daughter of a Mexican Migrant Has Something Beautiful to Say to Donald Trump
Donald Trump has made an entire career out of being an odious bile merchant. So it came as no surprise that during his presidential campaign announcement this little turd came...
Letter to White Supremacy
Dear White Supremacy, First of all you are not really that supreme. While throughout history White Supremacy it must be admitted you have achieved some very dominant...
10 Ways Truly Happy Couples Argue Differently
1. They aren’t going to just throw down. Instead, they’re committed to helping one another overcome problems and conflicts. Simply being mad at the person won’t resolve...
11 of the Fiercest Conscious Hip Hop Videos
Every age has its protest music, from blues to rock and roll, folk to punk. Today hip hop is leading the charge, challenging the staus quo and shining a light on the injustices...
Eternal Fascism and the Southern Ideology
Umberto Eco's 1995 essay "Ur-Fascism" informally outlines the most striking qualities of fascistic theory and practice. It remains one of the most popular tool-kits for...
5 Of The Best Subvertising Campaigns
Subvertising: noun, the practice of making parodies of corporate and political advertisements in order to make an alternative statement.
What Is White Supremacy?
White Supremacy is an historically based, institutionally perpetuated system of exploitation and oppression of continents, nations, and peoples of color by white peoples and...
Charleston and Ending White Supremacy
Dear friends, We don't need more conversations about race, we need conversations about white supremacy and how to end it.
Why We Fight for the Living World: It's About Love
In defending the natural world, we should be honest about our motivations – it’s love that drives us, not money.
6 Destructive Ideas Perpetuated in Western Culture
Since the day you emerged into this bizarre, sparkling universe, you’ve been conditioned to think in certain ways.
It's the Planet Stupid!: Capitalism and The Destruction of the Commons
There is a war going on right now between those who are working to protect the commons and the hard-core capitalists, who are working to privatize our economy, culture...
Be Bored and See What's Inside
Comedian, Aaron Barschak, once said that all you need for creativity is a certain level of boredom, and some alcohol. The latter we have plenty of but with the technological...
5 Ways Powerful People Trick You Into Hating Protesters
Let's say that tomorrow you are elected Secret Ruler of the USA, a position that gives you total power over the government, economy, and the culture at large -- everything that...
A Psychologist Explains Why People Don't Give a Shit About Climate Change
"We [should] tell new stories of the dream, not the nightmares. We must describe where we want to go, such as happier lives, and better cities."
Our Addiction to Control Is Enslaving Us
Is there a belief about the Universe or about ourselves that causes all of the conflict in the world?
The Disease of Being Busy
I saw a dear friend a few days ago. I stopped by to ask her how she was doing, how her family was. She looked up, voice lowered, and just whimpered: “I’m so busy… I am so busy…...
10 Shocking Facts About Society That We Absurdly Accept As Normal
When you take a moment and look around at the world, things can appear pretty messed up. Take 5 or 10 minutes and watch the 6 o’clock news. Chances are, the entire time, all...
Masculinity Is Killing Men: The Roots of Men and Trauma
We begin the damaging process of turning boys into men long before boyhood ends.
Forget Facebook, Abandon Instagram, Move To A Village
People who live in a traditional village — that means a community of about 150 people — are far better off than the rest of us.
10 Life Hacks to Help You Cut Plastic Out of the Picture
Plastic is so ubiquitous that it can be found in or associated with nearly every tangible item in existence. Just think about how many different things you used today that...
These 25 Examples of Male Privilege from a Trans Guy's Perspective Really Prove the Point
Quite a bit changed for me over the first couple of years I started testosterone. My health and mental wellbeing improved, my happy button grew over an inch in length, my...
12 of The Best Environmental Photographs of 2015
Environmental photography is fast becoming one of the most powerful ways to call attention to issues about our planet, be it melting ice caps, city-leveling earthquakes or the...
4 Inspirational Transition Stories for Becoming a Global Eco-Civilization
The most difficult challenge facing humanity is not devising solutions to the energy crisis or climate crisis or population crisis; rather, it is bringing stories or narratives...
Validation Is the Missing Ingredient to a More Sustainable World
I went through a recent awakening where I realized that something very important has been missing throughout my entire life. And it seems that there are so many others  that...
The Small Habit That Could Save the World
Most of us were taught as children never to talk to strangers. At face value this is bad life advice — we can never know people we never talk to. But we know it’s only meant to...
How Mainstream Is Bernie Sanders?
Sen. Bernie Sanders, the presidential candidate for the Democratic nomination, has trouble being taken seriously by the corporate media, what with him being a democratic...
People Make Anti-Logos To Urge Sponsors To Withdraw From Qatar 2022 World Cup
FIFA's decision to hold the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is drawing more and more criticism as more and more allegations of everything from bribery and financial mismanagement...
Early Men and Women Were Equal, Say scientists
Study shows that modern hunter-gatherer tribes operate on egalitarian basis, suggesting inequality was an aberration that came with the advent of agriculture Our prehistoric...
The Woman Who Chose to Plant Corn
Not long ago, a Diné (Navajo) friend of mine, Lyla June Johnston, sent me a one-line email: “I am not going to Harvard… I am going to plant corn.” Her statement signals a...
Ecocide: The Psychology of Environmental Destruction
Recent scientific reports about climate change make grim reading. A paper published in The Economic Journal by the respected UK economist Lord Stern states that the models...
How Values Work
Following decades of research and hundreds of cross-cultural studies, psychologists have identified a number of consistently-occurring human values. Early researchers into...
20 Principles for Successful Community Organizing
1. Most people are motivated primarily by self-interest. As a creative community organizer, you are always trying to figure out people’s common self-interest, the glue that...
The Problem With Society Isn't Greed. Greed Is a Symptom of a Deep Need Going Unfulfilled
A lot of people reacted to my comment on Facebook the other day that greed is more a symptom than a cause of our current system, with all its inequities. I’m asked, What is the...
The More a Society Coerces Its People, the Greater the Chance of Mental Illness
Throughout history, societies have existed with far less coercion than ours. While these societies have had far fewer consumer goods and less of what modernity calls...
Nature Needs a New Pronoun: To Stop the Age of Extinction, Let's Start by Ditching "It"
Calling the natural world “it” absolves us of moral responsibility and opens the door to exploitation. Here's what we can say instead. Singing whales, talking trees, dancing...
This Is What Humanity's Impact On The Planet Looks Like
A new photo book from conservation experts aims to shine a light on humanity's impact on the planet and convince people to think about their contribution. Overdevelopment...
Anthropology Is so Important, All Children Should Learn it
Anthropology, the study of humankind, should be the first of all the sciences our children encounter, writes Marc Brightman, with its singular capacity to inspire the...
Judgement
Many people have little trouble confessing to being hard on themselves, to being “my own worst critic” or to being a perfectionist. They are, after all, merely confessing to...