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Displaced Refugee Kids are Our Responsibility

July 14th, 2014 | by Jo Podvin

Dear Mr. President, those Nigerian girls ARE our girls, but so are all the thousands of displaced refugee kids from Central America who are being incarcerated on our border for fleeing violence in their home countries

Planet is Fucked, but Look How Much Money We’ve Made

November 22nd, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Often it seems that our species is stubbornly determined to deny the reality of global warming, as well as the pervasive poisoning of our precious planet. However, cartoonist Tom Toro has managed to capture my immense frustration with the futility of this for-profit prism through which many of us still continue to view our natural environment

Creepy Rape Survey Results and Forced Virginity Tests

September 17th, 2013 | by Elena Rodemann

In a recent UN survey of over 13,000 people, nearly a fourth of all the men questioned freely admitted to committing rape. Given this brutal context of rampant sexual violence perpetrated against women, it is especially curious that in Sumatra some public officials are now demanding that young female students be subjected to annual forced virginity tests

Rev. Billy: Sandy and Much More Extreme Weather is Climate Change

November 2nd, 2012 | by Reverend Billy

Climate Change town crier and leader of the Church of Stop Shopping, Reverend Billy, describes the enormity of Sandy's death and destruction in New York neighborhoods. He also explains that the global warming tipping point has already been reached, and that NOW is the time for radical change

Happy Birthday to Occupy Wall Street & Re-imagining What is Possible

September 20th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Shortly after the Occupy Wall Street movement came to life last September, I visited a few of the activist camps and documented some of what had been created. The various people I met were largely earnestly passionate about organizing more sustainable social models, challenging what many in our society value, and positively reforming how our species chooses to live and interact with one another

Help Fund The Mouse that Roared Film to Promote Transparency & Truth

September 17th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

One of Iceland's most prominent citizens is the free speech activist and Icelandic MP, Birgitta Jónsdóttir. The leader is one of the plaintiffs who won a landmark decision which ruled that US indefinite detention provisions are unconstitutional, helped release the horrific Collateral Murder military video footage, and has also been working to free imprisoned whistleblower Bradley Manning. Jónsdóttir is now working to create a documentary film entitled "The Mouse That Roared"

Sure, in My Backyard (SIMBY): The Toxic Politics of Ship-dismantling

July 24th, 2012 | by Dr Vandana Prakash

The Exxon-Valdez is in the news again -- this controversial ship is set to be disassembled, and its scheduled dismantling is bringing light to important issues such as how to preserve the health of workers and how to protect the environment from the ships toxic elements.

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