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Laura Gottesdiener

Grabbing the Bolt-Cutters With Take Back the Land

Laura Gottesdiener | Posted May 13, 2012

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Max Rameau, by Miami Workers Center, via Flickr

In Rochester, N.Y., activists are fighting to win control of Catherine Lennon-Griffin's foreclosed, bank-owned home as a community land trust, at her request -- making this one of the first examples in the country of a...

Tali Lennox

How the People of Sierra Leone are Being Helped to Help Themselves

Tali Lennox | Posted May 14, 2012

There's nothing more surreal than bullet-holes in a village setting.

In many ways, with its beaches and lush, green landscapes, Sierra Leone should be an ideal holiday destination. Unfortunately, the brutal civil war of 1991, which only ended 10 years ago, has taken its toll.

As I passed through the...

Don McNay

Thank You, Single Moms

Don McNay | Posted May 13, 2012


I am a living legacy to the leader of the band.
-- Dan Fogelberg


Mother's day has normally been melancholy for me. My mother and sister died in 2006, the same year my marriage ended. After they died, my nephew moved to Kentucky to live...

Donna E. Shalala

Making Mother's Day Every Day

Donna E. Shalala | Posted May 13, 2012

The Huffington Post's Global Motherhood section joins Mothers Day Every Day, an initiative of the White Ribbon Alliance and CARE, in a countdown to Mother's Day. Pulling together diverse voices, Mothers Day Every Day is raising awareness and calling for greater U.S. leadership...

Adam_Taylor

Dear G8: We Can Be Hunger Free

Adam_Taylor | Posted May 15, 2012

This piece is part of a series of blogs by leading NGOs to call attention to a range of issues that should be raised at the G8 summit at Camp David in rural Maryland from May 18-19.

Tera, NIGER, 13 May 2012 -- Ask 57-year-old Zalika how many children she's...

Victoria Quinn

A Human Yardstick

Victoria Quinn | Posted May 13, 2012

This piece is part of a series of blogs by leading NGOs to call attention to a range of issues that should be raised at the G8 summit at Camp David in rural Maryland from May 18-19.

There is a time in a child's life that has a profound impact...