As part of my continuing efforts to educate myself and others, I’m devoting this blog to highlighting eight news stories and commentaries from this past couple of weeks, and to sharing with everyone a couple of key sources of insightful commentary and research about current events and about challenges and prospects for bringing about
progressive social change. We should all be heartened by the resilient, continuing “Occupy Wall Street” Movement, and we should increase our energy–our efforts to take informed action in the face of the many challenges to be addressed–in light of this, and other hopeful developments.
First, here are links to eight especially worthwhile articles—commentaries and news items of interest to those of us who remain curious, inquiring and committed to social justice:
Next, I want you to know that I have added to my “links” page, the following two key sources of important commentaries and latest news and research on progressive social change:
NationofChange is a 501(c)3 nonprofit news organization that provides an online magazine, daily newsletter, and community platform free to the public. We report 24/7 on critical issues affecting our democracy with a focus on positive solutions to social and political problems.
We are committed to peace, social equality, human rights, and environmental conservation. We believe that dedicated individuals armed with knowledge and fueled by compassion and optimism can enact dramatic change even in a world fraught with corruption and injustice.
NationofChange accepts no advertisements or corporate financing. We are directly funded by small donations from the public whom we serve. We believe that this distinction is essential to the production of reliable journalism and truly independent thought.
In These Times is a nonprofit and independent newsmagazine committed to political and economic democracy and opposed to the dominance of transnational corporations and the tyranny of marketplace values over human values. In These Times is dedicated to reporting the news with the highest journalistic standards; to informing and analyzing movements for social, environmental and economic justice; and to providing an accessible forum for debate about the policies that shape our future.
I would be very interested in hearing from you about your thoughts and ideas, in light of these, and related commentaries and news items!