Democracy

An Emmett Till Memorial Was Just Knocked Down (Again) — Here's How You Can Help

In 2019, a new marker was erected at the site where Till’s body was recovered. It was the fourth replacement at the location. The first historical marker was placed in 2008 and was tossed in the river, while the second and third signs were shot at and left riddled with bullet holes.
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How to Prevent Crime Without Relying on Police

Poverty is a major source of crime. Bad housing, bad schools, bad infrastructure, including the “poverty of access.” Poverty destroys families, their dignity, and hope. Most criminality is of want—because of lack of income, food, and other necessities. If you end poverty, you end most crime.
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Can We Tell History Through the Lens of Peacebuilding Instead of War?

To bring peace to the frontlines, we first need a proper understanding of what peacemakers do and how they do it. Peace is commonly framed as passive, but the institute aims to dissolve the dichotomy of war and peace, which disregards the conscious act of building peace.
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'We Need Help': Thunberg's Movement Makes Plea to Rescue Afghan Climate Activists

The climate activists have been trying to get the names and details of Afghan campaigners and their families onto evacuation lists, but eight days after their first calls for help, there has been no response.
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Why We Should Lower the Voting Age in the United States to 16

Today’s age-16 suffrage movement has interesting parallels with the successful 26th Amendment campaign. Many of the original arguments against allowing 18-year-olds to vote — that they’re too immature, they don’t understand the issues — are wielded today to stymie efforts to lower the voting age.
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Calling for Change: The Ultimate Guide on How To Contact Your Elected Representatives

Your elected representatives are here to serve you and your community's interests. Reaching out to them is one major way to make change in the United States.
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