Friday, 24 November 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • We Are All Students: The Meaning of "Free Education"

    By Paddy O'Halloran, Truthout | Op-Ed
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    The problem of student debt makes it clear that "student" as an experience applies to current, former and future accessors of higher education. It's time we placed the demand for free education for all within the larger demand for a new social order, making students not passive receivers but active makers of their own free education.

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  • The Heartbreaking Rise of Abortion Clinic Closures Is Already Affecting Women's Constitutional Rights

    The Heartbreaking Rise of Abortion Clinic Closures Is Already Affecting Women's Constitutional Rights

    By LeRoy Carhart, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Every woman should be able to determine when and how to create her family, if at all. But nearly 30 percent of all independent abortion clinics have been forced to close in the last five years by politicians playing with women's lives. Restricting abortion while simultaneously pushing care out of reach is inhumane and those who provide abortion care will not back down in the face of extremism.

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  • Would You Put a Tiny House for a Homeless Person in Your Backyard?

    Would You Put a Tiny House for a Homeless Person in Your Backyard?

    By Valerie Schloredt, YES! Magazine | Report

    With an economy powered by tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft, Seattle is the fastest-growing major city in the United States. But in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, homelessness persists, where old and new, prosperity and depravation live side by side. Two Seattle homeowners, Kim and Dan Holhbein, were willing to make space, and Steve Steilen, a 75-year-old man who's been homeless for years, now has a house and a community., 

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