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Why We Need to Fight for Women’s Access to Healthcare

Women's Health Signs

Republican alternatives to the ACA pose threats to women, the elderly, the disabled, and young people looking for health care access.

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Why We Need to Be Paying Attention to Title IX More than Ever

Title IX

Many are worried that regulations aimed to protect marginalized populations may fall by the wayside.

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What Would Jesus Do?

Jesus and Trump Protesters

“I think Christians took a big stand this time and said we’re going to stand up for our faith [by electing Trump].”

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Why Trump is Attacking the “Failed” New York Times

NY Times: Spiro Agnew Resigns

You might think Anderson Cooper will save you. Listen closely: Anderson Cooper isn’t going to save you.

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Letters to Trump’s American Muslim Registry

Just discovered Schopenhauer. Blew my mind. Taking a break from Islam. Will call back in an hour w/ update.

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10 Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes on Truth, Peace, and Compassion

Thich Nhat Hanh

“It is my conviction that there is no way to peace – peace is the way.”

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Port Huron Statement, Revisited

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) June 15, 1962 Introduction: Agenda for a Generation We are people of this generation, bred in at least modest comfort, housed now in universities, looking uncomfortably to the world we inherit. When we were kids the United States was the wealthiest and strongest country in the world; the only […]

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New Interpretation Takes “Waiting for Godot” to Post-Katrina New Orleans

“We took the very basic idea of theater, which is a relationship between an actor and an audience, and expanded that to build community.”-Christopher McElroen, co-founder and executive director of Classical Theatre of Harlem–Beckett’s Waiting for Godot has been lauded by many as the play of our time. (A recent British National Theatre survey determined […]

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Father of Green Revolution Dies: Norman Borlaug, 1914-2009

“When wheat is ripening properly, when the wind is blowing across the field, you can hear the beards of the wheat rubbing together. They sound like the pine needles in a forest. It is a sweet, whispering music that once you hear, you never forget.”-Norman Borlaug-Norman Borlaug is credited with saving 245 million lives. That’s […]

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Workplace Violations Impact Refugees

Post contributed by George Wright of the Institute for Social and Economic DevelopmentToday’s posting contains two pieces of sobering news – both impacting refugees. A study out today – funded by the Ford, Joyce, Haynes, and Russell Sage Foundation – shows that lowest-wage workers in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago are routinely paid […]

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Elvin from on Vimeo.The video above is about Elvin, a healthcare professional who has worked as a nurse for more than 20 years and also holds a degree in political science. He has been married for 25 years and has three children.As writes: “Elvin sounds like someone you’d meet at a baseball game […]

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Free Aung San Suu Kyi

“The door remains open for the regime to respect the wishes of the Burmese people and international community, and to step toward the path of engagement after so many years of isolation.”-United States Department of State-Aung San Suu Kyi, the visionary Burmese pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was sentenced Tuesday to three years […]

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Girls Start to Speak Out About Violence Against Women

“Studies have shown that up to 46 percent of women in developing countries have experienced at least one episode of sexual abuse in childhood. Most girls in developing countries live in a world completely devoid of safety. In a previous blog I talked about a World Bank study that found that as far as poor […]

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The Other Side of the Penny: Stanford University Launches “Pathways” Magazine, Full of In-Depth Analysis of Distribution of Wealth and Inequality

This past weekend I took a crash course in the economy and inequality studies. My guide? Pathways Magazine, the brainchild of Stanford University’s Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, and two senior editors – David Grusky and Christopher Wimer (along with an editorial board of scholars from the nation’s top colleges and universities).Pathways […]

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Vermont Community Galvanizes Around Creating Support Systems and Solutions for Refugees Who Are Victims of Torture

“Recently a group of Vermonters who work with refugees, asylum seekers and new immigrants have joined in a collaborative effort to ensure that Vermont’s torture survivors get access to all the medical, psychological, legal and social services they deserve. The group, called New England Survivors of Torture and Trauma, or NESTT, has been quietly working […]

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