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The Poor as Customers? The Poor as Customers?
John Harvey reviews Michael Edwards' Just Another Emperor? The Myths and Realities of Philantrocapitalism
For the Love of Libros in Cuba For the Love of Libros in Cuba
by Marina Sitrin
Nearly half of Cuba's population attended the country's book fair last year. Marina Sitrin attends this year's fair and writes about her experience in a nation that celebrates books.
In Review :: Bill Cleveland’s Art and Upheaval In Review :: Bill Cleveland’s Art and Upheaval
by Brooke Jarvis
Review of Art and Upheaval: Artists on the World's Frontlines, by Bill Cleveland
In Review :: The Northwest Green Home Primer In Review :: The Northwest Green Home Primer
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
A comprehensive text for anyone who chooses green design for home construction or renovation. Includes well-organized checklists, helpful illustrations, and case studies.
In Review :: The Urban Homestead and Northwest Green Home Primer In Review :: The Urban Homestead and Northwest Green Home Primer
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
A good-natured guide for urbanites who want to live off the land without leaving the city limits.
Seeing Red, Feeling Blue in Purple America Seeing Red, Feeling Blue in Purple America
by David Sirota
Americans are under increasing economic pressure, and many feel powerless to do anything about it. David Sirota travels coast to coast and finds the people who know the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction--and are joining a populist uprising to turn it around
In Review :: Shopping Our Way to Safety 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 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 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 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 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.
In Review :: Revolutionary Jesus In Review :: Revolutionary Jesus
by Ignacio Castuera
YES! Magazine Book Reviews on Revolutionary Jesus :: Ignacio Castuera
In Review :: Climate Crisis and New Energy In Review :: Climate Crisis and New Energy
by Michael Marien
YES! Magazine Book Reviews on Climate Crisis and New Energy :: Michael Marien reviews Fred Pearce's With Speed and Violence, Joseph Romm's Hell and High Water, and Greg Pahl's The Citizen Powered Energy Handbook.
In Review :: Personal Safety Nets In Review :: Personal Safety Nets
by Lisa Farino
Book review: Personal Safety Nets: Getting Ready for Life's Inevitable Changes & Challenges by John W. Gibson and Judy Pigott.
In Review :: Conversations over the Line In Review :: Conversations over the Line
Reviews of bell hooks and Amalia Mesa-Bains' Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism, Jill Bamburg's Getting to Scale, Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community by Kay Pranis, Barry Stuart and Mark Wedge, and the film The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, directed by Faith Morgan.
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