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The Greeks Have Dreamt the Dream of Life Best

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 10.02.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Our time could easily become another dark age. Christianity and Islam are hovering over each other, fighting global crusades in the Middle East. The horror of the Middle East is played out in the context of an even larger horror: the globalization of ruthless business practices threatening our Mother Earth.

Mustard Greens and Pot Liquor Love

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 09.23.2014 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

The way to my heart is not fancy chocolates, furs, or diamonds. It is mustard greens and a glass of pot liquor.

Un-naming the Enslaved

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 09.16.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

In the collections of Philadelphia's Independence Seaport Museum is a large, leather-bound ledger. Old, unassuming, and rare, its now-faded pages document business transactions that took place almost 250 years ago

Kingdom of Slaves

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 09.12.2014 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Since FIFA picked Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, the tiny and uber-rich Gulf emirate has increasingly come under scrutiny for its failure to protect the human rights of its burgeoning foreign workforce.

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
Read More: Google, Congress, Ipcc Report, Department of Defense, Peru, Fracking, Austin, E.O. Wilson, Greenpeace, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, Friends of the Earth, Scotland, Discrimination, National Renewable Energy Lab, Al Gore, Lester Brown, Bill Mckibben, San Francisco, Pentagon, Jeffrey Sachs, Copenhagen 2009, Microsoft, Russian Roulette, Nsa Spying, Schleswig-Holstein, Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral, Prince Charles, Jimmy Carter, National Security Agency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, World War II, Co2 Emissions, Seismic Testing, Costa Rica, President Obama, Tokelau, Penn State University, South Dakota, Iceland, Solar Energy, Communities of Color, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Slavery, Munich, Wave Power, Justice, Sweden, Nsa, Civil War, Ipcc, Plan B, Denmark, New York City, Energy Efficiency, Segregation, Keystone XL Pipeline, Jfk, Mass Extinction, Iowa, Coal Plants, Co2, White House, Children, Epa, Michael Mann, Conservation, House Republicans, Civil Rights, Mountaintop Removal, Germany, National Security, Asthma, Generation Change, Forests, Copenhagen, People's Climate March, Moon Landing, Climate, Electric Vehicles, Keystone Pipeline, Industrial Hemp, Barack Obama, Deutsche Bank, Cia, Climate Justice, Deepwater Drilling, Green Industrial Revolution, James Hansen, China, Organic Farming, Mass Transit, Un Climate Summit, United Nations, Renewable Energy, Phillipines, US Energy, Desmond Tutu, Paris, Tar Sands, House Democrats, Kyoto Protocol, China Greenhouse Gases, Stanford University, Boulder Colorado, Zero Emissions, Arctic Drilling, Civil Rights Movement, Carbon Dioxide, Maldives, Wind Energy, Climate Chaos, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Keystone XL, British Labour Party, Jim Crow, Wall Street, Angel Gurria, Bicycles, Tidal Power, Geothermal Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Green News
Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Your Next Dinner Conversation: Child Trafficking and Slavery

Rani Hong | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Rani Hong

Child trafficking and slavery aren't commonly discussed around the dinner table, but why not? More than 100,000 children are trafficked in the United States every year. However, most people don't know that, nor that it affects children in their own communities

"Big Wheel Keep on Turnin'": Slavery, Capitalism, and The Economist

Jim Downs | Posted 09.10.2014 | Books
Jim Downs

The brouhaha surrounding Bapitst's book, nevertheless, offers an opportunity to consider what is at stake in this allegedly new move to consider the history of capitalism in the context of slavery.

From the Washington Redskins to the Jefferson Davis Highway

John R. Burbank | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
John R. Burbank

We have come a long way from slavery and segregation and racism. But we have a long way to go.

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

The Spirit That Drove Us to Civil War Is Back

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

It's like facial recognition technology: if the features match up, you conclude, "It's the same guy." So it is with the match between the force that drove us to Civil War more than a century and a half ago, and the force that has taken over the Republican Party in our times.

The Myth of a Post-Racial America

Tré Easton | Posted 08.28.2014 | Black Voices
Tré Easton

The election of Barack Obama was the Lexington and Concord in the latest great battle of race in America. We are a nation at war with itself. For all of our desire to move beyond the narrow confines of many of the events of our tragic history, we cannot. The president's election gave new life to what had been lying dangerously dormant for the better part of 50 years.

Creating 1854

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts
Jack Schimmelman

As I write this article, President Obama is a neighbor, just some miles down the road. Meanwhile, in my old age, intimate with infirmities, I have decided to create an original opera specifically for Martha's Vineyard, nature's poem.

America's Rancid History

Dan Agin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Dan Agin

Here is a place in the road Where barefoot whites are looking at barefoot blacks Looking hard and looking close Looking and peering and a rubbing of c...

Fear of the Case for Reparations

Daniel Moulthrop | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Daniel Moulthrop

Last week, Atlantic correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates emerged from the self-imposed reclusiveness that followed his landmark essay "The Case for Reparati...

In 1864 Maryland, Confusion Over Emancipaton Made Slaves Interpreters of Law

Martha S. Jones | Posted 08.25.2014 | Black Voices
Martha S. Jones

In the midst of the Civil War, who was a slave and who was free? When African Americans in Maryland asked this question 150 years ago, in August 1864, they engaged in a sophisticated analysis.

Free at Last: My Stroll with the CNN Freedom Project

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 08.21.2014 | Media
Ebenezar Wikina

CNN has a freedom project that has been dedicated to fighting modern-day slavery since 2002, and considering the fact that child labour is one dominant form of slavery in this generation, I decided to interview CNN Executive Editor Mr. Leif Coorlim.

Deep Justice in Ferguson

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

I have no doubt that the standoff in Ferguson -- the demand for change -- goes this deep. I also have no doubt that tear gas won't pacify the protesters and replace their anger with fear of authority. Neither will all the military hardware the Defense Department can supply.

Racism: Who Is Guilty? Who Is Not Guilty?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Malcolm Boyd

The point is that black American life and white American life stay rigidly separated at absolutely key moments of human communication. Do some people feel they are "better" than some other people? Or maybe it's not that at all. Does it, in fact, cut far deeper?

The Road to Ferguson

Matthew Ebert | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Matthew Ebert

They speak of it like the coming race war, not the race war we're already in. And it is not a race war really -- it is a racially divided class war.

Are Wildlife Declines Fueling Slavery And Armed Conflict?

Will Turner | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Will Turner

Crashing wildlife populations and social conflict are frightening enough on their own, so you could be forgiven for finding connections between the two a bit of a downer. But this dark cloud has a silver lining.

The Tyranny of the Nanny State, Where the Government Knows What's Best for You

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Having allowed the government to expand and exceed our reach, we find ourselves on the losing end of a tug-of-war over control of our country and our lives.

George Washington -- Fighting for Slavery

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Michael Rosenblum

Bury The Chains is the story of the fight to end slavery in the British Empire at the end of the 18th Century.

Slaves to Soccer: At World Cup, Workers Lose

Sam Maron | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Sam Maron

By glorifying the world's worst human rights offenders and endorsing them to host public displays for an international audience, we help countries like Qatar keep the profitable business of slave-keeping alive.

Ole Miss Will Take Steps To Distance University From Confederate Past

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 08.01.2014 | College

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The University of Mississippi, which has long struggled to distance itself from plantation-era imagery, is renaming a street kn...

A Sustainable Approach to Combating Human Trafficking

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Ariel Smilowitz

Although today is the first ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the issue of human trafficking is hardly a novel one; rather, this crime has sadly survived and thrived for thousands of years.