Michael Simms: A Brief History Of Tree Hugging
The first tree huggers were 294 men and 69 women belonging to the Bishnois branch of Hinduism, who, in 1730, died while trying to protect the trees in their village from being turned into the raw material for building a palace. They literally clung to the trees, while being slaughtered by the foresters.
Video: The Work That Makes All Other Work Possible
Activist Ai-Jen Poo shares her efforts to secure equal rights and fair wages for domestic workers and explains how we can all be inspired by them. “Think like a domestic worker who shows up and cares no matter what,” she says.
Liz Brazile: The Power of Sharing Stories
As Joe Clemons was growing up, he used to listen to family members share stories. Some stories were imaginative and rousing, while others were more monotonous. Nevertheless, hearing accounts of … Continue reading →
Michael Simms: A Short History of May Day
The origins of the world holiday known as May Day or International Workers Day. Originally a pagan holiday, the roots of the modern May Day holiday are in the fight … Continue reading →