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Big Pay Gaps Are Bad for Business

Would you do your best work for a CEO who pulls in 5,000 times your own salary?
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Teen Voices in the Fight to Raise the Minimum Wage in Massachusetts

I Have A Future is a local organization mobilizing youth organizers in Massachusetts to advocate for themselves in the fight to raise the state's minimum wage.
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Playing Trump for Peace

Here's how the Korean peninsula can become a bright spot in a world gone mad
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Mexico's Diaspora Electorate

From remittances to voting power, Mexico's politicians recognize the importance of courting the support of Mexican's living in the U.S.
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Palestinians Are Forcing the World to See Their Humanity

The Gaza massacre is a war crime. And the United States is complicit alongside Israel.
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The Bolton Administration Has Already Begun

The hard-right national security adviser successfully tanked the Iran deal. His next target? The North Korea talks.
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Sick of Shady Banks? Get a Loan from the Post Office!

Payday lenders extort poor and rural Americans. One solution? Your friendly neighborhood post office.
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The Moral Revolution America Needs

Poor people of all races are shifting the national conversation on poverty and race from "right vs. left" to "right vs. wrong"

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  • Brown Bag: Beautiful Rising – Creative Resistance from the Global South

    May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm at Institute for Policy Studies

    Come to a conversation and Meet and Greet about the project and how the toolkit can help us make nonviolent revolution irresistible.

  • Book Event: Hip Hop in Africa

    June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe

    Come out for this talk and book signing with Msia Clark about the use of hip-hop in protest, both as a means of articulating social problems and as a tool for mobilizing listeners around those problems.

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