The creative spirit, and how it moves us.

Life in Iran with Rick Steves
by Abdi Sami
In March of 2008 Rick Steves travelled to Iran to produce a travel documentary on the country and its people. Rick's intention was to put a human face on the people behind the headlines about Iran. Here are photos and stories from the team's ten days of traveling.
Bonnie Raitt & Dolores Huerta
by Bonnie Raitt, Dolores Huerta
Bonnie Raitt and Dolores Huerta dicsuss Union Organizing, NAFTA, Human Rights, Environmentalism, Nuclear Energy, Feminism
Elephant Cartoon
"It's hard to hide two tons of ego anywhere." Caption submitted by Chuck Manske.
Navigating The Great Turning From Empire To Earth Community
by David Korten
David Korten’s presentation to the Seattle Green Festival shows that we humans can choose to turn this moment of planetary crisis into a new era, grounded in life-affirming values of community, caring, and cooperation.
Balloons Cartoon
"When Al Gore was elected president in 2016, he had Air Force One converted to run on helium."Caption submitted by Bryan Falla.
YES! Film Picks: Making Whiteness Visible
by Carol Estes
Maddening and motivating independent films: Mirrors of Privilege, Abel Raises Cain and Pilgrimage.
In Review :: Shopping Our Way to Safety
by Steve Heilig
Andrew Szasz raises uncomfortable issues in his latest book on how we changed from protecting the environment to protecting ourselves.
In Review :: Toxic Exposures
by Steve Heilig
Steve Heilig reviews Phil Brown's book on contested illnesses and the environmental movement.
Oregon’s Progressive Ideas Get on the Bus
Jim Hightower celebrates the Oregon Bus Project, an example of grassroots activism on the road, in this extract from his Swim Against the Current: Even Dead Fish Can Go with the Flow.
In Review :: From Raising Hell to Raising Barns
by Jonathan Rowe
Jonathan Rowe reviews Jim Hightower's new book. Also find an excerpt of the book and listen to Jim Hightower read a chapter.
Aidan Delgado, Conscientious Objector
The Sutras of Abu Ghraib is the story of Aidan Delgado’s journey towards conscientious objector status. This excerpt is a meditation on how easy it is to distance ourselves from the devastation of war-making.
Ivory-Billed Woodpecker :: An Avian Diplomat
Partners in Flight. Formed in 1990, Partners is a loose collaboration stitched together by the habits of birds, which can travel from as far north as Canada to wintering grounds in places like Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, and Venezuela. Extraordinary connections have formed among biologists, NGOs, and governments in these countries.
Derrick Ashong :: Sweet Mother Tour
Derrick Ashong, The 32-year-old Hip Hop musician, along with fellow members of the band Soulfège, founded the pop music and multimedia phenomenon Sweet Mother Tour, which has brought positive music, videos, and stories about Africa to 146 million viewers.
Life in Iran :: Photo Essay
by Arash Shiva
Arash Shiva’s beautiful photographs of daily life in Iran, taken in Fall 2007.
Peace Corps in Paraguay :: Photo Essay
by Justin Mog, Amanda Fuller
Peace Corps volunteers Justin Mog and Amanda Fuller were dispatched to an impoverished community in rural Paraguay, where they launched a seed bank, which loans tree, vegetable, and alternative crop seeds.