Austin Groups 3-D Print Tiny Homes To Help End Homelessness

By Cindy Widner, Curbed Austin. -

Community First Village, run by Mobile Loaves and Fishes to provide permanent, personal housing and services for homeless people in Austin, had quite the breakthrough day Monday. Partnering with [...]

Challenging Times For Citizen To Citizen Diplomacy In Russia

By Ann Wright, World Beyond War. -

Whenever you go to one of the countries the U.S. considers its “enemy,” you can be sure to get a lot of flak.  This year I have been to Iran, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Russia, four of the many [...]

How Domestic Workers Built America’s First Co-Op Franchise

By Aaron Fernando, Shareable.net -

The United States currently has an infinitesimally small sector of worker-owned cooperative businesses, accounting for only 6,800 workers out of a labor force of over 160 million. Although US [...]

Federal Judge Rebukes Houston DA For Using The Willie Horton Strategy

By Daniel Nichanian, Appealpolitics.org -

U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal gave preliminary approval last week to a settlement that restructures the bail system and provides for the pretrial release of most people charged with [...]

How One Boston Hospital Is Feeding Patients Through Its Rooftop Farm

By Lindsay Campbell, Modernfarmer.com -

Carrie Golden believes the only reason she’s diabetes free is that she has access to fresh, locally grown food. A few years after the Boston resident was diagnosed with prediabetes, she was [...]

They Survived Solitary Confinement. Now They’re Fighting To End It.

By Victoria Law, Truthout.org -

For nine and a half months, Lydia Thornton was locked into her cell nearly 24 hours a day. All of her meals were slid through a slot in the cell’s steel door. She was allowed outside to shower [...]

Medicine For All: The Case For A Public Option In The Pharmaceutical Industry

By Dana Brown, Thenextsystem.org -

Too many Americans are suffering and dying prematurely because we have ceded control over a key part of our infrastructure for public health—the pharmaceutical industry—to unaccountable [...]

Earth Jurisprudence To Protect Nature

By Alex May, Theecologist.org -

As has now been widely reported, the Amazon rainforest is on fire due to a mixture of fires started for land clearance and the effects of climate change. People start fires to clear out [...]

Benefits Of Investing In Climate Adaptation Far Outweigh Costs, Commission Says

By Nicholas Kusnetz, Insideclimatenews.org -

Images of devastating storm damage and droughts around the world this year have been drawing attention to the risks of global warming, particularly to the world's poorest people. Cutting [...]

400 Years After Slavery’s Start, No More Band-Aids

By Jessicah Pierre, Inequality.org -

Four hundred years ago this month, the first enslaved people from Africa arrived in Virginia. Slavery is often reduced to a crime of America’s long-ago past. But enslaved labor created the [...]

Decolonizing The Public Library

By Olivia Robinson, Rabble.ca -

Public libraries in Canada now purport to be for the whole public, but for some provinces in Canada this wasn't always the case. Lorne Bruce, author of Free Books For All: The Public Library [...]

Apartment Complex Built Exclusively For The Homeless Opens In San Jose

By John Vibes, Truth Theory -

A new apartment complex built exclusively for the homeless was recently opened in San Jose, California. The development is called Second Street Studios, and it is the first property of its kind [...]

New York Took On The Real Estate Industry And Won. Illinois Could Be Next.

By Max Budovitch, Inthesetimes.com -

On June 14, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law new housing legislation that guarantees the “strongest tenant protections in history,” extending rent regulation from New York City and [...]

Coalition Pushes To End Criminalization Of Marijuana And Other Drugs

By Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment -

A coalition of more than 100 civil rights groups—including ACLU, NAACP, National Education Association and National Organization for Women—released a criminal justice reform platform for the 2020 [...]

The Plan For A National Homes Guarantee

By The Next System Project. -

Everyone living in the United States should have safe, accessible, sustainable, and permanently affordable housing: a Homes Guarantee. People’s Action, with the assistance of Democracy [...]