Migrants are fleeing war and poverty across the Middle East and Africa, and now the mass migration itself has erupted into a full-blown humanitarian crisis. While a temporary expansion of European aid and search-and-rescue missions appears to have led to a decline in the migrant death rate, it's unclear whether these efforts will continue.
People around the world have been inspired by images of Zapatista women, who have marched, organized and planted seeds - both real and symbolic. They have stood up to the Mexican army and to their own husbands. They have changed their own lives and they have changed the world around them.
ALEC created the American City County Exchange (ACCE) in 2014 as a separate organization for municipal officials. ACCE's founder Jon Russell intends to double membership every year and sees the potential to exceed ALEC's since there are more local officials than state legislators.