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Resilience Takes Form -- A Handbook for Transition

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cameron Sinclair

Totnes, a sleepy seaside town in the West of England, has become the accidental epicenter of a quiet revolution.

Shall We Brunch? Ft. Collins Politics in Action

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sharon Glassman

At Dan Shaner's Sunday brunches for change, you'll get a snapshot of a movement, bluegrass, and a tasty homemade meal. That's politics in northern Colorado.

Peeling Away the "Obama Phenomenon": An Interview with Paul Street

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christian Avard

Street goes beyond the Obama phenomenon and investigates who Obama is and what he's all about in Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics.

This 9/11, Urban Communities Remember and Serve

Rev. Lennox Yearwood and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rev. Lennox Yearwood and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

To see people from all walks of life take up service as a way to remember the tragedy of 9/11 is beauty from ashes. It is also part of the solution that will put our nation on the road to recovery, permanently.

Cleaning Some of the Fox Off of Van Jones

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

If the conservative movement were smart it would claim Van Jones as one if its own. But then, it's not smart. It's Glenn Beck.

Congo: Midwives Transform Trash Into Hope

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Since Secretary Clinton ended her African trip, the news cycle has seemingly abandoned the women of Congo.

A Bronx group's battle with the Yankees reminds us about real community organizing

Miguel Guadalupe | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Miguel Guadalupe

4DSBx's mission is simple: to make sure the Yankees organization live up to promises made while garnering community support for their new stadium in the Bronx.

Stop "Crimes Against Humanity and Geological Scandals": Give AFRICOM a Chance In Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

This is going out to the end of a very long limb, but contrary to the rumblings in progressive think tanks, let's suggest that AFRICOM must be given a chance in eastern Congo.

Bricks, Mortar, Bloomberg, Moses

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

When you add all that's been proposed, planned and built under this administration, it's hard to think of another figure since Moses who has presided over as significant an effort to reshape the physical city as Bloomberg has.

Small States with Big Power

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Is it fair that the key gang of six negotiating health care in the Senate Finance Committee represent less than 3% of the nation's population?

Is Obama's Health Care Maelstrom the Birth of Millennial Politics?

Maegan Carberry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maegan Carberry

Obama introduced us to a new kind of politics. Veterans of the old guard aren't sure how to handle it while the emerging young leaders who built it haven't established enough clout to reinforce it.

The Next Obama? Help Send Community Organizers to City Hall

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

America finally has a community organizer in the White House. What if we put a whole slate of community organizers in City Hall in New York?

Community Organizing for Peace

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

Having spent the past decade advocating in different congressional districts for peace in the Middle East, I have found a similar response: elected officials act when they hear from their constituents.

First Lady Visits Community Health Clinic

AP | NATASHA T. METZLER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama visited a community health center Monday to announce the release of $850 million in stimulus grants to he...

All for Good: A New "Craigslist for Service"

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

A group of individuals, inspired by President Obama's vow to make service a "a central cause" of his presidency, have banded together to create a new website that aims to become a craigslist for service. It's called All For Good.

Why Michelle Obama Makes Me a Better Mother

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

It's seems stylish and even respectable again in political and social circles to admit that you may consider motherhood as important as any career, thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama.

Think Global, Act Local- Bedstuy Meadow Project

Robyn Hillman-Harrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Hillman-Harrigan

An interview with Deborah Fisher who planned the Bedstuy Meadow Project: "The goal is to sow wildflower seeds on every single patch of abandoned soil in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bed Stuy."

Community Organizing Career Becomes An Enviable Option

New York Times | SARA RIMER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

QUINN RALLINS, 23, graduated magna cum laude last year from Morehouse College with a dual major in international studies and Spanish. This spring, Mr....

Take Note: News Corp Quietly Owns NYC Neighborhood Newspapers

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With News Corp's purchase of neighborhood publications like the Brooklyn Paper, all that annoying journalism that challenges pesky things like protecting citizens from eminent domain is all but lost.

Relax Hour -- Rush Hour with a New Twist

Laura Trice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Trice

Let's relax. Traffic is traffic and we can't change it. If we relaxed, traffic might even flow better.

The Obama Revolution

Alan Kennedy-Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Kennedy-Shaffer

The Obama Revolution is more than a revolution of policy proposals, campaign decisions, and lofty rhetoric. It is a revolution in the way we think about ourselves and act on our convictions.

Five Reasons Americans Can Be Happy

Lynda Resnick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lynda Resnick

Nowadays, everything is reduced to sound bites of doom and gloom. I've decided to exercise my Constitutional right to the pursuit of happiness. Here's what is making me smile these days.

We Are the Stimulus

Scott Heiferman and Jeremy Heimans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Heiferman and Jeremy Heimans

This is not the Larry Summers plan. But it could help to address the psychological underpinnings of the crisis and make the stimulus stick.

Change, Coming from the Heartland

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

We may be able to build the foundations today that will spell victory for our families tomorrow, when we once again face ballot box battles like Prop 8 in California.

What Should Obama Ask of Us, the American People?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

Obama said from the beginning that the end goal of this campaign was to create a movement for change. That means the campaign isn't over.