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March 2014

Where Are Our Labor Rights?


In the year 2007, I was in France. At that time, a general strike broke out in which I became involved. It lasted two and a half months, during which the university facilities were blockaded and converted into a student strike headquarters, and many private establishments were shut down and public services stopped, including trains and metros. What these people were reacting to was …

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These Guys Went To Jail And Learned How To Feed A Community

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Last week, thousands of people filed into the Philadelphia Convention Center for the city’s annual flower show—the largest and oldest in the country. The event, hosted by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, gives us all a chance to marvel at the spectacular beauty created when man plants a garden.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has planted roots in this city, though, that extend far beyond the weeklong visual splendor of the Flower Show—down into the cracks in society, and into the lives of the people who fall through them.

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