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India’s Muslim women say ‘no second wife!’

By New Internationalist But not everyone is willing to rock the boat in the fight against polygamy, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara. Read on…. Source:      Share this: Read more →

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Activists oppose Detroit’s water war

by Mariam Elba Detroit is facing a massive water crisis affecting majority black communities in the city. (FunkBrothers/Flickr) Not since Hurricane Katrina has there been such a widespread and clear example of environmental racism and classism as what is happening in Detroit, where access to clean water is only accessible to those who can make a high living wage to pay for it. This morning, one of the leading local organizations fighting against the widespread shutdowns of water , the Detroit Water Brigade , held a demonstration.

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Ban the bomb? | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Decades after several nuclear weapon states committed themselves to pursuing disarmament “in good faith” and “at an early date,” frustration over the pace of disarmament is growing more conspicuous. For more information about peacenews.org, visit the website.

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Yet More Evidence There Are No ‘Moderate Voters’

The establishment media loves the idea of a great American moderate political center, mostly because it would mean there is still a large market for their pathetic products that try for universal appeal in order to obtain eclectic advertising. Though for many of the media elite having influence is an end as well as a means to an end. Unfortunately for them, no such “center” exists and moderates are a statistical myth

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Right Speech

By noreply@blogger.com (Carl Kline) Torah discussions at the synagogue we attend are always animated and interesting. The congregation is diverse in its beliefs and in its political sympathies.

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Living Cities Takes Facilitative Leadership to Heart

By Jen Willsea Two recent graduates of a Facilitative Leadership for Social Change workshop Mistinguette Smith and I led in New York, Alison Gold and Juan Sebastian Arias from Living Cities, recently wrote to us about a creative way they… Read more →

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Principles for Network Leadership Development

By Curtis Ogden “In spite of current ads and slogans, the world doesn’t change one person at a time. It changes as networks of relationships form among people who discover they share a common cause and vision of what’s possible.”… Read more →

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Greece’s big beach sell-out

By New Internationalist Government plans to commodify commons land must be stopped, argues Despina Economopoulou. Read on….

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Hobby Lobby Aftermath: Employment Non-discrimination Act Losing Major Support Due To Religious Exemption

The Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA) has been losing major supporters who are concerned that the law contains an overly broad exemption for religious discrimination against the LGBT community. The ACLU,  the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund, and other civil rights organizations have already withdrawn support for the current version of ENDA. The controversy over ENDA stems from an exemption for religious discrimination, something recently in the news due to the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Hobby Lobby case

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Is teaching English in poor countries a misguided form of philanthropy?

By New Internationalist Such ‘aid’ will only ever lift a few out of poverty, argues Dan Falvey. Read on….

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