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I have had a really rough time of things lately. After straightening out my life over the past year and a half, I lost my job last week, and I also lost my lodging. The former is through no fault of ...
by Colorado is the Shiznit
Comment Count 108 comments on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 08:07 PM PST with 349 Recommends
The Men, Women and Children Who Lost Their Lives in Freedom's ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 84 comments on Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 07:00 AM PDT with 228 Recommends
How could I even say something like that? What can be worse than to shoot and kill an unarmed teenager by a self-declared Neighborhood Watch guy hunting down a f*^ing c*^n right? But I wonder ...
by mimi
Comment Count 99 comments on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 11:52 AM PDT with 222 Recommends
Author's note: This story was inspired by a post by Meteor Blades. The names of the parties, as well as certain other details, have been changed for privacy, but the story is based on real events.
by marykk
Comment Count 28 comments on Wed May 09, 2012 at 07:10 PM PDT with 200 Recommends
Kandi Mossett from the Indigenous Environmental Network writes: Evictions, Price Gouging, Natural Gas Burn-off, Crumbling Infrastructure, and Death: The energy boom is not progress, it’s waste ...
by mimi
Comment Count 78 comments on Sat Apr 21, 2012 at 09:26 AM PDT with 196 Recommends
Up way to early to be at Walmart by 7 AM. I picked up my sister in struggle, Julie, and we got there about five minutes late. By that time our fellow protesters had already been kicked out to the ...
by JayRaye
Comment Count 71 comments on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 03:43 PM PST with 180 Recommends
[...] BILL MOYERS: Fit this all together for me. What does the suffering of the Native American on the Pine Ridge Reservation have to do with the unemployed coal miner in West Virginia have to do ...
by jamess
Comment Count 72 comments on Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 05:33 PM PDT with 151 Recommends
Once again, the Boston Globe declines, and this community receives. Share this as far and wide as you think might help, as we still have to defend the ACA. And watch for the Doctors for America "...
by Ptolemy
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 03:12 PM PDT with 125 Recommends
I took the train downtown Tuesday. As I stood on the El platform I noticed a very fit man with one of those funny board and velcro shoe on one foot. Something prompted me to speak with him, so I ...
by Liberal Granny
Comment Count 77 comments on Fri May 04, 2012 at 01:28 PM PDT with 125 Recommends
The Salt Lake City program Homes First , "is on Track to End Homelessness by 2015 with this one simple idea -- Give them an apartment first, ask questions later ." The Daily Show takes an eye-...
by jamess
Comment Count 70 comments on Fri Jan 09, 2015 at 12:12 PM PST with 118 Recommends
She might as well be called Jane Doe for all the media cares about her. But she has a name. Her story didn't even make the front page of her city's local paper. It was buried in a middle section ...
by Steven D
Comment Count 29 comments on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 10:17 AM PDT with 110 Recommends
There are only 355 remaining Awa and they are being marked for genocide. They are an uncontacted tribe who fight intruders with bows and arrows. In late 2011 illegal loggers burned an 8 year old Awa ...
by VL Baker
Comment Count 24 comments on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 06:18 AM PDT with 106 Recommends
All we're doing now is counting the bodies. This week there was another one. Another black teenager, unarmed, innocent, shot to death by mistake/malice/ignorance/deception. Whatever the reason, ...
by Frank Vyan Walton
Comment Count 33 comments on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 02:17 PM PDT with 105 Recommends
Seth Holmes, an American physician and anthropologist in southern Mexico At Civil Eats Tracie McMillan writes about Seth Holmes, an ...
by VL Baker
Comment Count 52 comments on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 05:00 PM PDT with 98 Recommends
I haven't really been able to celebrate Christmas this year. Or last year. Or the year before that. The year before that was my father's last Christmas. He spent it in a hospital bed that had been ...
by Killer of Sacred Cows
Comment Count 74 comments on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM PST with 82 Recommends
On Being Poor On Being Poor II On Being Poor III 44 Families at the Food Bank today. We arrived at 8 o'clock this morning, and already there were about 20 families waiting in line to ...
by rexymeteorite
Comment Count 28 comments on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 12:43 PM PDT with 79 Recommends
Many of us have been following Charley James and his "Suddenly Homeless" series here and at other media. He has been on the street since April and has been writing about his experience of being ...
by Buffalo Bill Windsor
Comment Count 148 comments on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 08:07 AM PST with 76 Recommends
The Amazon Rainforest is vital to Climate Change The Amazon Rainforest , called the 'lungs of the Earth' is the worlds largest carbon sink. The Amazon River Basin (known as "Amazonia") is ...
by VL Baker
Comment Count 42 comments on Tue May 21, 2013 at 12:05 PM PDT with 66 Recommends
If your holiday gift list includes the kind of asshole who enjoys mocking poor people, but in a way that's, like, ironic and stuff, Crate & Barrel's young-adults chain CB2 has got just the thing —
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 50 comments on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 02:08 PM PST with 58 Recommends
When the news came in, she was sitting with her mother at a diner somewhere in south Texas, a lonely lunch on the way to the Methodist Home in San Antonio. They'd both cried too many tears that day, ...
by shesaid
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 01:49 PM PST with 57 Recommends