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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India’s Anti-Rape Movement: Redefining Solidarity Outside The Colonial Frame

50.50   
April 10th, 2013

India’s Anti-Rape Movement: Redefining Solidarity Outside The Colonial Frame

The tragic and horrific rape of a student ignited a powerful movement against sexual violence in India that has forced the government to change laws on gender violence.

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Tibetans Fight China With “Weapon of Weak”

VoiceofAmerica   
February 26th, 2013

Tibetans Fight China With “Weapon of Weak”

In Chinese-ruled Tibet, activists have used many means to protest oppressive policies. The recent Ihakar movement emphasizes individual acts of protest through personal actions such as wearing traditional clothes and speaking Tibetan, and actively challenges Chinese rule through non-cooperative but peaceful resistance.

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Service 2.0: The New Giving Will Transform Philanthropy

GOOD   
January 28th, 2013

Service 2.0: The New Giving Will Transform Philanthropy

Many Americans participate in charitable giving, but few go out and volunteer. By taking action and giving labor instead of monetary funds, Americans may be able to become more effective and influential “givers”.

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Ten Moments Of 2012 That Will Affect The Next 50 Years

GOOD   
December 31st, 2012

Ten Moments Of 2012 That Will Affect The Next 50 Years

2012 had many moments that will undoubtedly be remembered for decades to come. Here are ten of the most significant events of the past year- from the inspiring actions of Malala Yousafzai to the US fiscal cliff crisis, 2012 has certainly been an important and influential year for politics and society.

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Looking For Gandhis In Mexico

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
April 12th, 2013

Looking For Gandhis In Mexico

Mexico has long been plagued with violence and corruption, and the new government has done little to change this. Ordinary citizens however have been taking action, and instituting change from the ground up.

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Understanding Resilience

IRIN   
March 4th, 2013

Understanding Resilience

Humanitarian aid is a large part of helping a country recover from devastating crises and war, but in order for communities to truly benefit, aid initiatives must be sustainable, long-term commitments that work at both the international and local levels.

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Flower Vendors Promote Election Peace In Kenya

VoiceofAmerica   
February 14th, 2013

Flower Vendors Promote Election Peace In Kenya

Flowers are usually associated with love, especially on Valentine’s Day. But in Kenya, flower vendors have joined together to send a message of peace to Kenyans as the country prepares for next month’s elections.

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In India, Violence Against Women Is No Longer A “Women’s Issue”

GOOD   
January 16th, 2013

In India, Violence Against Women Is No Longer A “Women’s Issue”

The enormous response to the December gang rape in New Delhi, India, has marked a defining moment in time for Indian women’s rights activists. For the first time, diverse and large sections of society are prepared to take ownership for the problem of violence against women.

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SoFi Will Crowdsource Your Student Loans

Co.EXIST   
December 21st, 2012

SoFi Will Crowdsource Your Student Loans

The innovative startup, Social Finance Inc., takes the power from banks and puts it in the hands of your school’s alumni, who are then extra happy to help network and get you a job after you graduate so you can pay them back.

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