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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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8 World-Changing Women You Should Know

From the Women's Edition of the Goodnewspaper — these women are changing the world in creative and innovative ways.
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To Solve the Climate Crisis, We Need Both Personal Lifestyle Changes and Corporate Responsibility

Corporations do make an enormous impact on the climate, and they bear a major responsibility, AND our personal habits impact the environment, too, so we should seek out ways to reduce our environmental impact by altering our lifestyles.
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12 Good News Stories From The Year 2020

2020 was one for the history books. In a year full of surprises, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the challenges 2020 brought. At Good Good Good, we never want to avoid the reality of the world’s greatest pains. Instead, we look for hopeful stories happening right within them. In seeking good news, we’ve been able to see a lot of good.
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Five Good Legislation News Stories to Celebrate in December

Policy matters because policy affects people in very real ways. Civil engagement, activism, and voting all play a role in helping policy better serve people. Here are five good news stories about new policy changes around the world...
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