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From Your Gas Tank to World Hunger: The Dangers of Speculative Futures

Wall Street may seem far away, but it's actually as near as your gas tank -- and as widespread as global hunger.
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The Battle of Blair Mountain Redux

Hundreds of miners, activists, students, academics, environmentalists, and other citizens are marching to West Virginia's historic Blair Mountain in an effort to save it from mountaintop removal.
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How Peer Pressure Creates Social Change

People are rarely swayed by information alone.
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Undocumented and Unafraid: The Immigrant Rights Movement

The immigrant rights movement is getting extreme. In the past two years, in addition to some of the largest mass gatherings in the country, undocumented students and their allies have shifted their protest from street marches to civil disobedience.
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Day Two of Fasting Against 'Selectively Cruel' Budget Cuts

Yesterday morning, Tony Hall, David Beckmann, Ritu Sharma, and I began a water fast because of what I call "selectively cruel" budget
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Friday Links Round Up: Food Prices. Aurora Borealis. Fasting and Prayer.

Food Prices. Aurora Borealis. Fasting and Prayer. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:

  • Food and gas prices are rising again and anti-hunger activists are calling for financial reform.
  • Artist Theo Jansen has created skeletal creatures out of plastic pipes that are able to walk on wind and subsist on their own. Watch the footage. (It's incredible!)
  • Don't have time to watch the aurora borealis in Russia for a week? Yeah, me neither.
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Sojourners Supporters and Partners Challenge Congress on Budget Cuts

Thanks to Sojourners supporters and our partners, there is a full page ad in Politico today asking Congress, "What Would Jesus
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Showcasing Unsung Heroes in the Middle East

During my interview in Sojourners (December 2010) w
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Yes, NPR, Ordinary People Care About Financial Reform!

[Editors' note: This post is taken from a letter Sojourners associate editor Elizabeth Palmberg sent to the folks who create National Public Radio's Planet Money podca
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