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I Need You to Put Your Foot Down

I Need You to Put Your Foot Down

It’s time to shake things up around here. So on election day, take a friend to the voting booth. Or convince an apathetic stranger who prefers to sit the election out to take a stand. …

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR THE GREEN PARTY

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR THE GREEN PARTY

Voting third party is the best way to see that your voice will be heard. Every vote for a third party sends chills down the spine of the political establishment. Just as certain states receive an inordinate amount of attention because they represent "battleground States", third party voters receive a special attention. …

Duck, Get Smothered

Duck, Get Smothered

People often leave themselves out of the story. They look at the world in third person, unable or unwilling to get involved. …

HOUSTON TO HOST WORLD’S FIRST MUSEUM DEDICATED TO THE PRIVATE PRISON INDUSTRY

HOUSTON TO HOST WORLD’S FIRST MUSEUM DEDICATED TO THE PRIVATE PRISON INDUSTRY

Instead of being discouraged by his deportation, the plucky, enterprising Jesús Cruz found inspiration in his captivity.…

Seven Generations past 1491: Reflections of a Concrete NDN

Seven Generations past 1491: Reflections of a Concrete NDN

Imagine the pain of losing 9 in 10 Americans and trying to rebuild the Library of Congress from memory.…

Awakening the Sleeping [Working] Giant

Awakening the Sleeping [Working] Giant

Why, despite all the effort, has the majority of the Latino community decided to remain on the political sidelines? The community’s elites have offered explanations and platitudes, but what can we learn by listening to grassroots activists? …

Back to Brio: A Review of Friendswood

Back to Brio: A Review of Friendswood

What fascinated me about the story as a novelist was being able to imagine all the textures and complexities of how the event might play out in the lives of individuals.…

The First Sammy Awards Recap and Winners

The First Sammy Awards Recap and Winners

UPDATE: Check out your pics from the Sammy Award’s Smilebooth   Last…

Can Astroturf Campaigns Reverse Climate Change?

Can Astroturf Campaigns Reverse Climate Change?

Although filled with people from the grassroots, this was not a grassroots-led event. And that matters, because it determines what possibilities are open to the movement going forward.…

I Think I’ll Just Stay in Texas (But Bring Me Back a Bagel)

I Think I’ll Just Stay in Texas (But Bring Me Back a Bagel)

I want direct action and grassroots, ground-up solutions that ask nothing of institutional Power but instead use our collective energy to build resilience and capacity.…

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