23 celebrated cartoonists, including Art Spiegelman and Roz Chast, unite to demand action against gun violence.
A a time when 33 people are murdered with guns every day in America and homicide rates in the United States exceed those of other high-income nations by 690%, it’s tragic how little progress we’ve made since 1944.
You want to slow the spread of AIDS? Educate a girl. You want to slow population growth? Educate a girl. You want to grow the global economy? Educate a girl. So, what exactly changes when the 600,000 girls in the developing world get a good education?
Some stirring statistics in this trailer for Girl Rising, a moving documentary about the impact of educating girls worldwide.
At a time when even in the “developed” world the gender gap in academia gapeswide, what could be more important? Even Einstein knew that.
Help support the project with a donation – for the cost of an average New York City dinner, for instance, you can cover the school feels for one girl for an entire year.
Making of a Century – absolutely fantastic new iPad app that takes you on an interactive journey through 100 years of history’s revolutionaries and social movements around the world, inviting you to better understand the present by drawing connections to the past.
On the heels of Noam Chomsky’s buzzed-about Occupy pamphlet comes Music for Occupy, an epic 99-track compilation of tracks by 99 artists to raise awareness about the global social movement. The all-star roster includes Tom Morello, Yo La Tengo, Joan Baez, Ani DiFranco, Yoko Ono, Thievery Corporation, Willie Nelson, Girls Against Boys, and Debbie Harry.
Available on Amazon and iTunes. Proceeds go directly towards supporting the global Occupy movement.