August 6, 2014 12:05 PM EDT

1. There is another war raging over Gaza: How social media helps people personalize propaganda.

By Gilad Lotan in Medium

2. A Boston battle over a supermarket chain is highlighting a deepening divide over corporate purpose: Should companies just make money for stockholders, or contribute to the welfare of employees, customers, and society?

By Leon Neyfakh in the Boston Globe

3. Helping the Kurds is our best bet for stopping ISIS in Iraq.

By Dexter Filkins in the New Yorker

4. By enrolling parents alongside their children, one school is helping to break the cycle of multigenerational poverty.

By Michael Alison Chandler in the Washington Post

5. To deliver on the promise of an agriculture revolution in Africa, we must help farmers take the first steps by managing their risk.

By Lindiwe Majele Sibanda in This is Africa

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