We Need A Homes Guarantee. Now.

By Linda Armitage, Inequality.org -

I lost everything during the financial crisis. The government decided that the perpetrators of the crisis were “too big to fail” and bailed them out with our money. I was not bailed out. Today, a [...]

The US Welfare State Cut Poverty By Two-Thirds In 2018

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

When you want to determine how much poverty is reduced by the nation’s welfare programs, what you normally do is determine how many people are in poverty based on the distribution of market [...]

M.C. McGrath, Hiding In The Open

By Staff, Exposingtheinvisible.org -

M.C. McGrath is a hacker and an activist based in Berlin, Germany and is the creator of Transparency Toolkit. This Toolkit provides a set of tools to collect data from various open data sources [...]

These Activists-in-Training Are Scouting For Social Justice

By Azucena Rasilla, Zora.medium.com -

Anayvette Martinez wanted to start a different kind of girl scout troop after her then fourth-grade daughter expressed her desire to join one. What Martinez found, however, was that her daughter [...]

The Solution To Homelessness Is Staring Us In The Face

By Robert Scheer, Truthdig.com -

It’s no secret that homelessness in the United States, especially in California, has reached critical levels. That the wealthiest state in the wealthiest nation in the world is dealing with a [...]

As We Transition Away From Fossil Fuels, We Must Also Tackle Inequality

By J. Mijin Cha, Truthout.org -

Two truths lie at the heart of efforts to transition away from fossil fuels. The first is that to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, we must rapidly and dramatically reduce our carbon [...]

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 [...]