Clean Potable Water a Human Right, Even in Detroit

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When water becomes a human right in a nation divided.

Can the Current Prison System be Reformed?

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From inside the prison system, Spoon Jackson makes a blunt statement on prison reform.

Grass Roots Fundraising Goes Global

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In 2014 the Global Volunteer Network’s international Eat So They Can fundraiser is gearing up for its biggest party yet.

Philadelphia’s Decriminalization of Marijuana is the Model to Follow.

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It is high time for a drug policy grounded in science, compassion, economics and health and human rights

Why did Officer Darren Wilson kill Michael Brown?

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We must break the pattern of police brutality and return to the culture and philosophy of “to protect and to serve.”

#RethinkHomelessness Gives Details We Never Knew

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#RethinkHomelessness takes a moment to ask and truly listen to people in their community. We never know what we’ll learn.

Spread The Message

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Three minutes that will change the way you think. Then you will want to spread the message.

The Promise of Africa and Its Importance to US

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With its wealth of natural and human resources, economic engagement by us/world in Africa will bring about prosperity and help solve poverty and wars.

Front Door, Back Door, Economic Chasm

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The myth of “American Opportunity” versus the reality of extreme economic imbalance in the USA.

Detroit: No Water, But Lots of Tests

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Detroit is in trouble. Bill Boyle points out the city’s biggest flaw, and tells us why neoliberalism is not the solution.

Imprisonment As Social Policy

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Unfortunately America often uses the criminal justice system as a replacement for social policy, with disastrous results.

Would You Idolize a Janitor?

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What makes a person great? Tommy Raskin opens up a discussion on the treatment of our fellow man.

People On The Move: What To Do About All The Homeless People?

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A travel experience caused Dr. Jed Diamond to reflect on the staggering amount of refugees and displaced persons in our world today.