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With Nothing To Lose And A Living Wage To Win, Fast-Food Walkouts Spread

Waging Nonviolence   
August 30th, 2013

With Nothing To Lose And A Living Wage To Win, Fast-Food Walkouts Spread

Fast food workers across the nation have started to stand up in protest of their meager wages. As a result of barely being able to make a living, fast food strikers have spread into 50 U.S. cities calling for a raise in the minimum wage.

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Why MLK’s Dream Took On Poverty And War Along With Racism

YES! Magazine   
August 28th, 2013

Why MLK’s Dream Took On Poverty And War Along With Racism

In remembrance of those defining words “I have a dream,” and the man who uttered them, it’s significant to know that those lessons still carry on to this day and age. With a world that struggles with poverty and injustice, there’s still a necessity to fight for that equality that a young civil rights activist dreamed about.

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“CAN WE SHOP TO END POVERTY?”

Global Envision   
August 21st, 2013

“CAN WE SHOP TO END POVERTY?”

Donating that five dollars at the end of your shopping may not be as effective as you think. Global POV, through an artistic video mini-lecture series, explains what poverty truly is and how we can make a lasting difference rather than making that small five dollar donation.

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Scientists Come A Step Closer To Preventing 219 Million Malaria Deaths A Year

Co.EXIST   
August 9th, 2013

Scientists Come A Step Closer To Preventing 219 Million Malaria Deaths A Year

Wouldn’t it be amazing if malaria no longer existed? Well, that could become a reality. Researchers are hard at work and have some very promising results to show for it. In a recent trial, there was the first ever 100% protection rate from malaria. In other words, this new vaccine could be a game-changer in making malaria history.

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A Caring Economy Requires Building Bridges—Not Burning Them

Yes! Magazine   
July 15th, 2013

A Caring Economy Requires Building Bridges—Not Burning Them

Often there exists an Us vs. Them mentality and harsh words being thrown back and forth over when fighting for worker rights. Individuals like Ai-jen Poo and Saru Jayaraman are showing that there is a better and more effective way: compassion and care.

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In Rural Africa Motorcycles Aren’t Just Fun, They Are A Lifeline For Millions

Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship   
August 29th, 2013

In Rural Africa Motorcycles Aren’t Just Fun, They Are A Lifeline For Millions

When thinking of how to best help an impoverished and remote community, most might think about investing in better healthcare or education. One of the biggest issues, however, is that one must have a delivery system to bring this infrastructure in. That’s where Riders For Health comes into picture using motorcycles to distribute medicine to rural areas of Africa.

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India loves Pakistan

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 26th, 2013

India loves Pakistan

The border between India and Pakistan has been a region of growing tension. Amrit Sharma, founder of IndiaLovesPakistan.com, is trying to change the conversation from brinkmanship to love in the region. Through his site, he hopes that stronger collaboration and respect can come from both sides.

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Maggie Doyne Went From High School Graduate To Surrogate Mother Of 40 In Nepal

Talking GOOD   
August 13th, 2013

Maggie Doyne Went From High School Graduate To Surrogate Mother Of 40 In Nepal

Most kids at 18 worry about where they’re going to college, but Maggie wasn’t like most kids. Instead, Maggie traveled abroad and ended up in Nepal adopting kids so they could attend school. Now, with her own savings and at an incredibly young age, she opened an orphanage that serves over 300 students.

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Laboratories For Nonviolent Defense

Waging Nonviolence   
July 23rd, 2013

Laboratories For Nonviolent Defense

Fighting violence with violence has always seemed to be the conventional way of protecting yourself, but is there a better way? Movements like Peace Brigade International are showing more peaceful alternatives to keeping communities safe in sometimes dangerous conditions.

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Nutrition For Growth Summit: Ending Malnutrition Or Neo-Colonialism?

Think Africa Press   
July 12th, 2013

Nutrition For Growth Summit: Ending Malnutrition Or Neo-Colonialism?

Malnutrition is one of the biggest problems facing the developed nations of the world. Some nations on the African continent, however, are taking action against this epidemic through a Nutrition for Growth Summit in order to find solutions to this problem.

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