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STRIKE!

Peter Clothier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Clothier

What if we all went on strike? Marches are old-hat. A bunch of people waving placards and banners produce mostly yawns these days. Besides which, a...

The New Illiteracy -- Obfuscation -- Hinders Progress

Richard Steiner | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Richard Steiner

Much has been discussed, rightfully so, about the global problem of illiteracy -- the inability to read and write. But recently, a new and perhaps mo...

The Noble Delusion of Mass Activism

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey P. Colin

The need for "movements" is largely overstated. Efforts to educate and organize are necessary, but much of what is done by movements such as OWS has proven to be superfluous nonsense.

It's Political

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

It's another moment for me of realizing the urgency of political action. Guns have long been a problem in this country. But the recent spate of horrific shootings have awaked the nation and President Obama to the need to rise up.

Will Occupy Make a Comeback in 2012?

Jerry Lanson | Posted 05.28.2012 | Impact
Jerry Lanson

The movement, with its encampments of protest and poverty, hope and homelessness, quickly captured the media's and the public's imagination, only to fade in the face of winter.

Photos Help Stop Violence Against Women

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 03.06.2012 | Arts

We all know the harrowing statistics by now: 1 in 5 women will be raped or the victim of an attempted rape during her lifetime. Man Up, an organiz...

OWS -- Time to Organize for Political Impact

Larry Hirsch | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

The people I have spoken to down at Zuccotti Park don't want to compromise the purity of their movement by supporting candidates. However there are steps the Occupiers can take to increase their political impact.

All Polar Bears Gone, Overnight

Gernot Wagner | Posted 10.07.2011 | Green
Gernot Wagner

Temperatures are rising and doing so at increasingly faster rates. Oceans are acidifying and doing so at increasingly faster rates. We are literally...

Who's To Blame For This Economic And Political Mess?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

We seem to have devolved to a nation of six-year-olds, all too willing to get on the floor, the stage or the TV program, wailing and flailing as though that were going to fix anything.

Concentric Circles of Service

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jeffrey Abelson

There's a missing link in our quest for a good and equitable society. In addition to volunteering, we must educate ourselves and impact our government to achieve lasting change on prominent issues.

Labor at the Crossroads: Frank talk about what's at stake in this election

Thomas Kochan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Kochan

Labor delegates are leaving the Democratic Convention with a clear message and a mandate, energized by the inspiring words of Barack Obama that "We ca...