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Readers Take Action
A Victory in Argentina, Bicycle Messengers, Clean Elections Coming, Getting Active
What's Wrong with Dams?
by Elizabeth Grossman
A dam can disrupt a river's entire ecosystem, from headwaters to delta.
Water Resources Guide
by Krista Camenzind
Water Resources Guide: water quality, conservation, watershed work, education and national advocacy links to resources.
Letter from the Editor
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
Whose water? The answer may be one that is both simple and full of implications—water belongs to everyone and to no one. It is fundamentally a commons, which we all must care for, but which none of us can own. To paraphrase a famous Kenyan proverb, water is not inherited from our ancestors but rather borrowed from our children.
Review: Weapons of Mass Deception: the Uses of Propaganda In Bush's War On Iraq
by By Stephen Silha
Book review of WEAPONS OF MASS DECEPTION: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq By Sheldon Rampton & John Stauber book review by Stephen Silha
Turning Scarcity Into Abundance
by Vandana Shiva
The solution to scarcity is not more mega-projects, more control by giant corporations, or more globalization. The solution to scarcity is more democracy
Readers' Forum
The Real Cost of Fuel
Stories of Positive Action
by William Nerin, Bernard Marszalek, Dana Berg, Joanne Dickerman
Readers take action: A Victory in Argentina by Bernard Marszalek - Bicycle Messengers by Dana Berg - Clean Elections Coming by William Nerin - Getting Active by Joanne Dickerman
Book Reviews: Now is it time to close the prisons? Book Reviews: Now is it time to close the prisons?
by Carol Estes
Now is it time to close the prisons? by Carol Estes - Book reviews of THE PERPETUAL PRISONER MACHINE: How America Profits from Crime By Joel Dyer - ARE PRISONS OBSOLETE? By Angela Y. Davis - PRISON NATION: The Warehousing of America's Poor Edited by Tara Herivel and Paul Wright - THE DEATH GAME: Capital Punishment and the Luck of the Draw - By Mike Gray
The Page That Counts :: Winter 2004 The Page That Counts :: Winter 2004
Number of glasses of tap water you can drink for the same price as a six-pack of soda, and more...
India's Dawn
by Rachel Milanez
India's Dawn by Rachel Milanez - Auroville reforestation and water management
The Big Promise of the Small
by Carolyn McConnell
How a Namibian beetle, drip irrigation, clay pots and a child's seesaw help overcome water scarcity
The Lake And the 'hood The Lake And the 'hood
by Jane Braxton Little
Mono Lake activists fought a 16-year David-versus-Goliath battle against the city's Department of Water and Power (DWP) to stop water diversions to Los Angeles. Yet the rural community and the city have emerged from the fray as watershed partners.
Amal's Birthday
by Carolyn McConnell
Kathy Kelly of Voices in the Wilderness- interviewed by Carolyn McConnell.
Rides For Freedom
by Megan Tady
Rides for Freedom by Megan Tady Immigrant Workers' Freedom Ride (IFWR)
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