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Doomsday Vault or Genetic Diversity?: Saving Seeds to Save Humanity

By Claire Hope Cummings The flooding of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault comes as a warning. Although the seeds are safe for now, this close call should caution us not to assume we can control and pr... [read more]

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The Reverend Dr. William Barber II Steps Down from NAACP to Join New Poor People’s Campaign

After twelve years of leading the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II has announced that he is stepping down as state chapter president. He’ll be joining activ... [read more]

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US Paternalism Still Presumes Power Over Native Lands and Lives

By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker Indigenous nations have for many decades negotiated with and litigated against the United States for its unfair and many times illegal dealings with ... [read more]

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What the Thirteenth Anniversary of Marriage Equality in Massachusetts Means to Me

By Nicholas Di Sabatino Thirteen years ago, the idea of same-sex marriage was still so alien to people. Even then Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry wouldn’t respond to questions about it... [read more]

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Captive or Companion?: The Effects of the Pet Industry on Domesticated Animals

By Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce The number of animals kept captive as pets is mind-boggling. In US households alone, there are an estimated seventy-eight million dogs, eighty-six million cats, ni... [read more]

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