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Homeless in Seattle

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Carolyn Ossorio

Have you heard of The Jungle in Seattle? The Jungle I'm referring to is a lawless homeless encampment along the elevated section of Interstate 5 that snakes into Seattle and has become the underbelly where hundreds of people live in tents and makeshift structures.

Jon Favreau's 2016 Adaptation of The Jungle Book Reigns Supreme

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.23.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

From Disney animation comes the live action film, The Jungle Book, based on the classic books by Rudyard Kipling. A contemporary reboot of the beloved...

What the Last Generation of Refugees in Olof Palme's Sweden Can Teach Europe Today

George Papandreou | Posted 03.02.2016 | World
George Papandreou

ATHENS, Greece -- Europe can, and must, prepare for the return of so many who will be called upon to rebuild destroyed societies. Crucially, they will become the architects and engineers of new societies that can withstand the authoritarianism of dictators, fundamentalists and populists.

Umgawa! Me Tarzan...

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 02.26.2016 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

Many moons ago, on the first day of an elective class on African Studies in college, my professor handed out a blank map of Africa. She instructed us ...

Banksy Criticizes Use Of Tear Gas On Refugees In New Mural

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 01.25.2016 | World

British street artist Banksy has painted a new controversial piece calling out the French government for its mistreatment of refugees in the infamous ...

Syrian Refugees Apparently Have A New Ally: Banksy

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.11.2015 | Arts

He's no terrorist. He's Steve Jobs. And he stars in a piece of street art that appeared recently at an informal refugee camp in Calais, France, and ha...

U.K. Nonprofit Sends Caravans To Calais To Protect Refugees This Winter

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.12.2015 | World

Temperatures in chilly Calais, France, are expected to plummet this winter, but the thousands of migrants and refugees inhabiting the area still have ...

How A Library For Calais Migrants Is Bringing Poetry To The 'Jungle'

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.25.2015 | World

The residents of the “Jungle” -- the makeshift camp of refugees in Calais, France -- may be living amid squalor, but they are dreaming of poetry. ...

Life Inside The 'Jungle' Migrant Camp In Calais

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.05.2015 | World

The recent surge in migrants trying to reach England via the Eurotunnel has focused attention on the thousands of people camped out on the northern sh...

Lauren Coodley's Upton Sinclair: California Socialist, Celebrity Intellectual

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.05.2015 | Books
Lawrence Wittner

Can a dedicated socialist have a significant impact upon American life? Lauren Coodley's biography of prominent novelist Upton Sinclair shows that it's possible.

Obama Disrupts Quiet Chelsea Block for $25,000-per-seat Fundraiser

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 12.07.2014 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

President Obama is visiting the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City today and is expected to descend upon a $16 million historic brownstone.

Banning Books Doesn't Work

Carl Fillichio | Posted 11.26.2014 | Books
Carl Fillichio

Although attempts to ban books are very disappointing, the reasons behind why people have tried to do so are worth exploring and create an excellent starting point for discussion and debate among readers.

Amazing Look thru Google Glass of a Tent City in Rural America

Mark Horvath | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Carmen Guidi, from Second Wind Cottages, was nice enough to give me a tour of one of this countries most infamous tent cities. Known as The Jungle, th...

From Death Row Inmate To Acclaimed Author

The Guardian | Erwin James | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

Wilbert Rideau spent 44 years behind bars. Now he's campaigning for society to help prisoners start a new life....

Old Books You Love: What Older Books Are You Reading Or Dying To Read? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 06.03.2011 | Books

We asked you what book you're reading (or dying to read) that is over 15 years old. We received a flood of responses--see #oldbooksilove. On Twitt...

Panasonic Teases New Gaming System 'The Jungle' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Panasonic has taken the wraps off of a new handheld gaming console, tentatively called The Jungle, that is designed to let gamers play multiplayer onl...

NPR Compares Animal Factory to Sinclair and Schlosser

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Kirby

Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is ignorant. We should not ignore the potential for animal factory farming to one day come back and bite us all in our collective, blissful behinds.

When 'Mad Men' Types -- and Hollywood-- First Played a Key Role in Politics

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

When pundits labeled last year's presidential campaign "divisive" and "dirty," I had to laugh. The champion of all dirty races in this century, in fact, was the 1934 contest between Upton Sinclair and Frank Merriam.

Mothers and Soldiers: Healing the Bonds Destroyed by War

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christian Avard

Susan Galleymore is the author of Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak About War & Terror. She made international headlines as she traveled to Iraq to visit her son stationed in the Sunni Triangle.

Eating Animals: Jonathan Safran Foer's New Book Asks Why Don't We Eat Pets?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rabbi David Wolpe

Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals is a triple marvel: the research is serious and far reaching, the writing clear, clever, accessible and in a few instances graphically ingenious, and the cause is genuinely important.

Calais: French Police Bulldoze Refugee Camp, Detain Hundreds Including Children

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CALAIS, France (AP) — French police cleared out, then bulldozed, a squalid forest camp near the northern city of Calais on Tuesday, detaining hundre...

From Fast Food Nation to Pro Food Ventures

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Smart

Early pioneers of the sustainable food movement, with dirt on their hands, lessons learned and progress made, have played a critical role in blazing trails for new ventures.

Change the World? Give a Kid a Book

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

She was the town's meter maid -- a plus-sized meter maid, and not "the most comely of maidens." One day after choir, she handed me a book, saying simply: "I think you will like this."