Healing from the Dark Legacy Of Ripping Children From Their Families

Originally published in Huffington Post, by Sarah van Gelder The separation of children from parents now taking place at the southern border is not new in American history. Slave families were routinely torn apart by owners. And Native American children were removed from their homes, often forcibly, and sent to boarding schools, foster care or… Read More Healing from the Dark Legacy Of Ripping Children From Their Families

As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving is an Ancient Act of Resilience

In Norway, a high-tech seed vault flooded from melting permafrost. In Montana, locals share their seeds at the library. On Feb. 26, 2008, a $9-million underground seed vault began operating deep in the permafrost on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, just 810 miles from the North Pole. This high-tech Noah’s Ark for the world’s food… Read More As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving is an Ancient Act of Resilience

COP21: Tom Goldtooth Calls for Leaders to Recognize ‘The Spirit of Life Itself’

This month’s climate talks take place at a time when the stakes couldn’t be higher. The 21st Conference of the Parties, which just began in Paris, are aimed at reducing the emissions responsible for acidifying oceans, melting glaciers, raising sea levels, and collapsing our agriculture. If it sounds apocalyptic, it should; if we fail this test,… Read More COP21: Tom Goldtooth Calls for Leaders to Recognize ‘The Spirit of Life Itself’

Owning Your Work in Chicago: This is What People Power Looks Like

Back in the day, factory workers at the Chicago-based Republic Windows and Doors were simply told what to do. That wasn’t unusual. Workers might have seen ways to improve the production process, but at Republic their supervisor wasn’t interested, said former employee Armando Robles. “Whatever the bosses want, we do it. We’d say, ‘Look, this… Read More Owning Your Work in Chicago: This is What People Power Looks Like