When it comes to bicycle culture and cycling safety, Europe is way ahead of the US (although we’re catching up!). That’s especially true in Amsterdam, where it’s less about bikes co-existing with cars, and more and more about Amsterdammers rejecting automobiles altogether for a system that works better for everyone. That’s the kind of cycling […]
Taken in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, this video of Meskel Square is both terrifying and, oddly, reassuring- especially when you notice that the myriad cars, buses, and bikes of Addis Ababa seem to be getting through the major intersection without the inefficiency and frustration so common with the stop-and-go traffic patterns of the […]
As a follow to the “Vision Zero” post about enhancing pedestrian and cyclist safety from this morning, I thought it might be interesting to revisit an article about how a few simple changes to urban intersections could yield tremendous benefits to cyclists riding in protected bike lanes, as well as pedestrians forced to contend with […]
MTV Look Different videos are PSAs related to the social unrest and entrenched racism that is highlighted in the ongoing protests and public outrage that has been demonstrated in Ferguson, Missouri.
With all the trouble brewing in Missouri these past few weeks, more and more activists and protestors are taking to the streets with video phones. Some of them are being intimidated, lied to, and even thrown in jail- but it doesn’t have to be that way. Over at our sister site, Insteading, we’ve posted the […]
For several years No Name Skate Girls have organized an annual European skateboarding tour that empowers women to be self-sufficient, challenge themselves and have fun skating together.
This week the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six federal trademark registrations held by the Washington Redskins football organization, and issued a written ruling stating that the racist Redskins mascot clearly disparages Native Americans.
The Oneida Indian Nation has spearheaded a nationwide Change the Mascot campaign, demanding that the NFL retire their racist Redskins team logo; the activists have also produced this powerful video to help raise awareness about this issue.
The 2014 Pulitzer Prizes have been given to the Guardian and the Washington Post newspapers for a series of aggressively fearless articles exposing whistleblower Edward Snowden’s leaks, which revealed the NSA’s extensive global spying network.
The US Farm Bill has proposed cutting 8.7 billion dollars in food aid, even though more families than ever before are struggling to just barely survive. However, Jon Stewart has done a superb job of illuminating the hilarious inanity of these cruel political actions.
The dangerous gas mining process of hydraulic fracturing is threatening the fresh water supply on our planet. And though petrochemical companies still try to feebly claim that fracking is safe, in a most revealing move, Exxon’s CEO is now fighting to stop hydraulic fracturing on his own land.
In our nation the myth continues to be perpetuated that if you work hard, anyone can get rich; which inherently implies that if you are not rich, clearly you just have not worked hard enough. Comedian Jon Stewart highlights just how ludicrous this flawed ethos truly is.
Senator Elizabeth Warren is demanding that our nation strengthen Social Security benefits, as more citizens than ever before are struggling financially, experiencing food insecurity or living in poverty. For millions of seniors, their monthly Social Security payments are the only thing that keeps them from being homeless, hungry and destitute.