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A Chinese billionaire reopens a shuttered Ohio GM plant, hiring some 2,000 Americans to work side-by-side with imported Chinese workers. Culture clash or cultural revolution? Read more

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James M Shelley

“We are stardust, we are golden, and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.” — Joni Mitchell Read more

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David Bacon (Part 2, teaser)

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These photographs, shown in the halls of California oil workers and longshoremen, revealed to them how their counterparts in Iraq were treated, often by the same oil monopolies. Read more

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Grass is Greener

The marijuana industry is blossoming, along with multiple challenges to correcting decades of injustice around the plant. Read more

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Miriam Deprez

Diverse groups of local and international nonviolent activists disrupted the festivities to protest against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory. Read more

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Daderot

The biggest challenge facing tribal communities is the lack of real, widespread support that connects people to health care. Read more

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David Bacon (Part 1, Teaser)

Copyright David Bacon, Courtesy Special Collections, Stanford Libraries

Iraq had one of the most radical labor movements in the Middle East before the reign of Saddam Hussein. After the U.S. invasion in 2003 Bacon traveled to Iraq to learn what had become of the workers. He did not anticipate what he saw. Read more

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One response is sustainably conscious and “circularly” produced clothing. Read more

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Born in deeply segregated Mississippi in the 1940s, photographer Doy Gorton grew up surrounded by what he describes as “legalized white supremacy.” Read more

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It’s Black Lives Matter at School Week, but black children in continue to suffer because America isn’t ready to confront its anti-blackness. Read more

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“No matter how many centuries have been devoted to the official story that black people are shameful, we have been the grace note of American history. And yet if I am honest, shame is what I feel. Not in blackness though, in Americanness.” Read more

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We feel the urge to pit “Us”against “Them.” I wanted to understand why. Read more

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Sean Sisk

The artists address mental health in their newest single, “I Need Angels.” Read more

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The mayor who helped create Italy’s “hospitality town” has been arrested and banned, even as he is lauded for his efforts to welcome immigrants, reinvigorating the local culture and economy. Read more

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Every year at this time I wonder why we, as American Indians, bother to celebrate Thanksgiving. Read more

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Derek Ketchum

Country music is one of the last sectors in entertainment to acknowledge both the necessity and inevitability of gender equality. That’s starting to change. Read more

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No film this year has so potently evoked the spirit of our slippery, maddening modern moment. Read more

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How to survive family Thanksgiving and a dictatorial state. Read more

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Partying at one of America’s biggest dance music festivals, I was looking for a younger generation determined to stand up to the Man. Read more

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The action of Daniel’s metaphorical one-act drama, “Gunshot,” takes place on a spectral set where characters wake up to their condition and decide to make a change. Read more

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