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The Rise of Women Farmers

Portrait of James Trimarco This week, my team looked over the preliminary numbers from the most recent census of agriculture. While the overall picture is something of a mixed bag, we noticed that women now represent 14 percent of primary farm operators and are more likely to farm organically and own their own farms. They’re helping to create a more sustainable food system, and we’re happy to bring you their story.
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Think You Know What a Farmer Looks Like? Think Again.

Preliminary results from the 2012 Census of Agriculture show the increasing role of women in U.S. agriculture—especially on organic and small-scale farms. READ MORE »

Photo by Annalise Canfield.
John Doman Protecting Classrooms From Corporate Takeover: What Families Can Learn from Teachers’ Unions

Teachers are fighting the privatization wave by connecting with families right where they live. READ MORE »

The Underground Railroad Was One of America’s First Co-ops: A Black History Tour of Cooperative Economics

From slavery to Jim Crow to cities today, African-Americans have been leading the cooperative movement. READ MORE »

Photo by Alex Garland Photography. They Started by Blockading a Bus Full of Detainees—And Went on to Shake Up the Immigration Debate

A look at the growing influence of undocumented voices in the movement for immigrant rights. READ MORE »

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Photo by Antana/ Flickr. Don’t Leave BitCoin to the Libertarians! (Or, Why Your Movement Needs Open Source Money)

Movements for economic justice and equality are rarely flush with cash. But “cryptocurrencies” like Bitcoin might stand to change the rules in their favor. READ MORE »

Anton Petukhov Work Less, Live More

Working fewer hours could help save our economy, our sanity, and the planet. READ MORE »

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Why did an elementary school math problem go viral? It has to do with a new set of federal education standards known as the Common Core. WATCH »

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The Myth Behind Public School Failure

Reader Annette Magjuka writes, “There has been a tremendous loss of bright women teachers. Starting in the late 70s, women could get higher paying jobs in many more fields. Previous to this, women were secretaries, nurses, or teachers.” READ MORE »

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