Green Alternatives to Dishwashing Soap

The average North American produces between 60 and 150 gallons of wastewater every day, much of it a result of washing dishes and clothes.


Exposed! Police Brutality in Buffalo

A talk show producer once told me that he breaks police officers down into three categories. Twenty percent of the officers are really good cops; they arrest dangerous criminals, they’ll climb a tree to save your little girl’s cat.


Nature, Society and Human Survival

Frederick Engels, in his graveside address for Marx, noted that “Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc.”


The Elvira Arellano Endgame

On August 19, 2007 the US Immigrant Rights movement had its own historic moment destined to inspire future generations of social justice activists. Elvira Arellano, a Chicago cleaning woman and working mom, was arrested outside a church in Los Angeles.

Green Food in the School Cafeteria: Is it Healthy?

Now that many schools have stopped selling sodas and other unhealthy vending machine items to their students, improving the nutritional quality of cafeteria food is on the agenda of many parents and school administrators. And luckily for the environment, healthier food usually means greener food.


What the Bridge Collapse Really Means

The recent collapse of the 35W Bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota should awaken many Americans to a reality few of us are prepared to face: It's not just the transportation infrastructure of the United States that is crumbling; it's the infrastructure of America that is crumbling, and with it, the middle class.


Let Them Eat Gas: Problems with Ethanol

Ethanol, mainly an alcohol-based gasoline additive and more rarely an alternative fuel, has become a controversial topic when discussing clean alternatives to petroleum products.


Tax Credits for Going Green

There has never been a better time than now to tap into a laundry list of tax rebates and other financial incentives designed to encourage individuals and businesses to go the greener mile.


Small Biz Owners Praise Minimum Wage Hike

For Lew Prince, co-owner of the small business Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis, the recent hike in the minimum wage makes economic sense. “It means more money in the hands of people who are going to spend it,” he said.


Hummers Versus Hybrids

The claim you read about was from “Dust to Dust: The Energy Cost of New Vehicles from Concept to Disposal,” a controversial study by researcher Art Spinella of Oregon-based CNW Marketing.

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