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5 Things You Can Do To Help Refugees Right Now
Do you despair when people fleeing war, poverty and disasters are met with hostility or indifference? Fed up with the dispassionate and downright inhumane response from...
Setting Aside Half the Earth for 'Rewilding': The Ethical Dimension
A much-anticipated book in conservation and natural science circles is EO Wilson’s Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, which is due early next year. It builds on his...
6 Strategies to Make Powerful Social Change-Starting With "Stay Woke"
Bree Newsome’s removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse reminds us that real change comes from people power.
Noam Chomsky Has 'Never Seen Anything Like This'
Noam Chomsky is America’s greatest intellectual. His massive body of work, which includes nearly 100 books, has for decades deflated and exposed the lies of the power elite...
Central Banks Nervous as Alternative Currency with David Bowie's Face Goes Viral
One of the best ways for the general public to take power back is to develop alternative currencies — both local and global — that allow people to trade outside of the...
The Great Unraveling
In times of national crisis and public outrage, strange and dangerous candidates often arise.
Worried Your Partner Is Emotionally Abusive? Check Out These 7 Warning Signs
There’s a misconception that abusive partners always use physical violence, which can make it hard to tell if your partner’s abusive. Emotional abuse is more subtle – but it...
War Criminals Gather In London For World's Largest Arms Fair
Not to be outdone, thousands of anti-war protesters make their presence known at the event.
4 'Magic' Phrases to Use If Cops Stop You with Pot
A lawyer's advice on how to assert your rights when it comes to drugs and the police.
Let Them Eat Privilege
Focusing on privilege diverts attention away from the real villains.
Against Charity
Rather than creating an individualized “culture of giving,” we should be challenging capitalism’s institutionalized taking.
Welcome to Britain. Undress From the Waist Down, Please.
In the 1970s, women from the Indian subcontinent who migrated to the UK to join their spouses were routinely subjected to virginity testing examinations. A poet and a filmmaker...
Interview With Paul Mason About How Capitalism Is Going to End
Capitalism is on its last legs and is about to be destroyed by a generation so connected by technology that they have more loyalty to their phone than to their social...
John Oliver, Edward Snowden, and Unconditional Basic Income
How all three are surprisingly connected
Europe's Migrant Responsibility
Did Europe kickstart the current migration crisis 600 years ago? Colonialism was one of the most destructive institutions in history. Europe is now facing the consequence of...
Bernie Sanders & Cornel West: The Radical Alliance That Could Change Everything
As the democratic socialist from Vermont tries to do the impossible, the firebrand academic could help.
Why Al Jazeera Will Not Say Mediterranean 'Migrants'
The word migrant has become a largely inaccurate umbrella term for this complex story.
"Don't Owe. Won't Pay." Everything You've Been Told About Debt Is Wrong
With the nation’s household debt burden at $11.85 trillion, even the most modest challenges to its legitimacy have revolutionary implications.
Why Surprising Numbers of Republicans Vote for Bernie Sanders
Ann Coulter knows who she wants to be the Democratic nominee for president, and who that person is, well, it may surprise you.   She wants Hillary Clinton to be the...
Who's the Real Troublemaker in the Middle East?
Iran’s no democratic paradise, but Washington’s Saudi allies are even worse.
Brené Brown on How to Reckon with Emotion and Change Your Narrative
The most powerful stories may be the ones we tell ourselves, says Brené Brown. But beware—they're usually fiction.
How Awe Makes Us Generous
A new study finds that feeling small in nature makes us more generous to other humans.
America's Biggest Problem Is Concentrated Poverty, Not Inequality
Addressing income inequality is important, but worsening economic segregation has far more compounding effects.
Life's Pursuit: Endlessly Seeking External Rewards is Self-Defeating
Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (1931-2015) was a scientist, aeronautical engineer, writer, and the 11th President of India, serving from 2002-2007. During his...
The Three Percent: Why BLM Seattle Won When They Interrupted Bernie Sanders
UPDATE: Activist Talib Kweli went on the Bill Maher Show and agreed, bringing in even more insight on why BLM Seattle was successful after interrupting Sanders. He and...
What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?
Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works.
"You Grow Up Wanting to Be Luke Skywalker, Then Realize You've Become a Stormtrooper for the Empire"
Read this shocking account of how U.S. Iraq War veterans had their 9/11 patriotism crushed & replaced with something far more alarming… Someone asked: How do you Americans...
An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders Supporters
Dear Bernie Sanders supporters, Shut up and listen for once. When black women interrupt your candidate, don't call them "thugs." And when protesters hijack your hero's...
Who Are the Biggest Killers in America? The Numbers Will Shock You
The richest Americans not only steal more wealth through white-collar crime, but their crimes also lead to more deaths.
Five Eco Villages Around The World
Communities in Senegal, Colombia, Jamaica, Palestine and Egypt are experimenting with more sustainable ways of living
No Tech Solutions for Poverty, Says Former Microsoft Researcher
I founded Tiny Spark four years ago to investigate philanthropy, nonprofits and socially responsible companies. As a former Africa correspondent, I had seen with my own eyes...
Rapper-poet Akala: 'Slavery Was Foundation of European capitalism'
Hip-hop, and the entertainment industry in general, is known more for encouraging artists to become one-dimensional caricatures of themselves than for nurturing a culture of...
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor ... the Europeans Embracing Migrants
Away from the xenophobic hysteria aimed at desperate immigrants are people taking steps to help newcomers and promote the good things they bring
In Her Own Words: The Political Beliefs of the Protester Who Interrupted Bernie Sanders
Marissa Johnson, left, on Saturday at the Bernie Sanders rally in Westlake Plaza. Monday, Johnson spoke to the podcast This Week in Blackness about her motivations and...
Just World Hypothesis and the Perpetuation of Victim-Blaming
Victim-blaming is rife in today’s world. Claiming benefits? You’re called a scrounger. Fleeing war? You’ll be criticised forspoiling someone’s holiday. Suffer from mental...
What Happens When You Post Nazi Propaganda about Migrants in the Daily Mail Comments Section?
Over the past couple of weeks, @DMReporter and I (@BestoftheMail) have been getting more and more aghast by the tone of some of the coverage of the migration in Europe. This is...
Dear #BlackLivesMatter: We Don't Need Black Leadership
Black Lives Matter, a loose network of activists around the country, is currently facing backlash for storming the stage at Bernie Sanders’ events. Black people have a long and...
Britain’s Landed Elite, Backed By Money Earned Through Slavery, Are Using Migrants as Scapegoats
This is Richard Grosvenor Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, a Conservative Member of Parliament for South Dorset. He lives in Charborough House (pictured above) on his the family’s...
Bernie Sanders on Racism and Racial Justice
We must pursue policies that transform this country into a nation that affirms the value of its people of color. That starts with addressing the four central types of violence...
Why Saturday's Bernie Sanders Rally Left Me Feeling Heartbroken
Washington State Senator Pramila Jayapal (not pictured) was at the Bernie Sanders rally that got interrupted yesterday in Seattle. She offered some thoughts about the event on...
These 10 Award Winning Photos Provide a Wonderful Window to Our World
The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest judges reviewed nearly 18,000 photographs. These ten pictures won the top prizes. First Place Winner Whale...
This New Superman Comic Brilliantly Sums Up the Struggle Against Police Brutality
DC Entertainment has undergone some major changes as part of its summer revamp, and one of the most compelling characters to come out of the latest series is a comic book...
Paramedic's Response to "Burger Flippers" Making an Equal $15/Hour is Beautiful
Jens Rushing, like so many people, took to Facebook to rant about something. Rushing, a paramedic, wrote an angry post about fast food workers winning a $15/hr wage that has...
The Story of Sama: How I Woke Up
No Longer Powerless tells the stories of women fighting for a better world. Read their stories. Share your stories. Stand up and be counted. This is the story of Sama. 
Cut the Working Week to a Maximum of 20 Hours, Urge Top Economists
Job sharing and increased leisure are the answer to rising unemployment, claims thinktank
RBS Sale: There Is an alternative
The government have fired the starting gun on the sale of RBS. UK Financial Investments has begun selling a 5% stake in the bank at just 330p a share – this is way below the...
My Outrage Is Better Than Your Outrage
Even when a dentist kills an adored lion, and everyone is furious, there’s loftier righteousness to be had.
David Cameron Used 'Swarm' Instead of 'Plague' in Case It Implied That God Had Sent the Migrants
The indifference of the British to the plight of the Calais refugees is staggering – we criticise the desperate people who probably have a good claim to asylum, but well up...
50+ Films about Women That Will Change The Way You See The World
Here are 50 documentaries, short films and other videos that focus on women's issues, perspectives and struggles. We're hoping to expand this list over time so feel free to...
Almost Fully Operational: The Mega Cartel Death Star
Racketeering as a Global Business Model You’re like Han Solo. You know there’s an Empire. You’ve got a bad feeling but you can’t quite make out what you’re looking at. You’ve...