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What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?
Katherine Reynolds Lewis Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works.
Cultural Appropriation: Whose Culture Is It Anyway, and What About Hybridity?
Sonny Hallett Before I start, I’m going to lay my cards on the table: I don’t fit race and ethnicity boxes very well. Whenever I have to fill in one of those diversity questionnaires, I...
How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’
George Lakey While many of us work to create a better world, it’s worthwhile to consider other countries where masses of people succeeded in nonviolently bringing about a high degree of...
This Facebook Comment About the UK Election Is Going Viral
Chris Renwick This post has been flying around social media, winning lots of praise and shares. Chris Renwick, we thank you.
Reason, Creativity and Freedom: The Communalist Model
Eleanor Finley Humanity stands at a crossroads. Now, more than ever, history calls for a grassroots democracy at a global scale. If we look carefully, all the tools are at hand.
Elder Explains the Origins of the First Nation Seven Teachings
11 min Manitoba First Nation Elder Dave Courchene explains the origins and lessons of the First Nation Seven Teachings. The lessons of the Bear Spirit (Courage), the Beaver Spirit...
Have You Heard of The Great Forgetting? It Happened 10,000 Years Ago & Completely Affects Your Life
Daniel Quinn (Excerpted from the book, The Story of B) With every audience and every individual, I have to begin by making them see that the cultural self-awareness we inherit
The Silencing of Dissent
Chris Hedges Now that the ideology of global capitalism has been discredited, the ruling elites are turning to blacklists, internet censorship and charges of “fake news” to shut down their...
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into a Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley This is easily the best comic strip ever made. 
Joanna Macy on How to Prepare Internally for WHATEVER Comes Next
Joanna Macy “Yes, it looks bleak. But you are still alive now. You are alive with all the others, in this present moment. And because the truth is speaking in the work, it unlocks the...
The Hopeful Thing About Our Ugly, Painful Polarization
George Lakey Look to Norway and Sweden, where cooperative, socially democratic countries emerged after a frightening period of extreme polarization and social fracturing.
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min "The world is missing what I am ready to give: My Wisdom, My Sweetness, My Love and My hunger for Peace." "Where are you? Where are you, little girl with broken wings but full...
Video Shows Shell Knew About The Dangers of Climate Change 25 Years Ago
2 min In 1991, Shell produced a public documentary on global warming called Climate of Concern. It warned that trends in global temperatures raised serious risks of famines, floods...
The Wizard of Oz Could Be A Subversive Critique of Capitalism
5 min In his introduction to "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," L. Frank Baum claims that the book is simply an innocent children's story. But some scholars have found hidden criticisms...
Don’t Be Scared About the End of Capitalism—Be Excited to Build What Comes Next
Jason Hickel and Martin Kirk Instead of fixating on a fight between capitalism and socialism, imagine innovating a future economy that transcends old binaries.
5 Short Films, 5 Profound Lessons in Media Literacy
The Listening post Now more than ever, we cannot take news media at face value – we need tools to read media critically, strategies to discern how information works. This is what inspired The...
Why We Should Love Our Enemies
Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Importance of Losing Enmity
Deliver Us From Venus and Mars: Why Aren’t We Free From Gender Stereotypes Yet?
Gavin Evans Newspapers love to dish up stories of inherent differences between the sexes, because we lap them up. Gavin Evans reflects on why we are still so susceptible.