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Space War Or Space Peace

Will the Bush administration put weapons in space? We hope not.

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The Hidden Commons

What is the commons, and how is it valued?

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Dream of a Ridiculous Man

A story of Patrick Lydon and the Camphill Communities.

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Where There's a Way

Where there's a way, by Michael M'Gonigle. Global Trade Agreements are just the latest way local communities are losing control over the surrounding forests and the watersheds. If there was a way to reclaim the commons, might there also be a political will?

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What's Your Share

Jim Merkel, What's your share? by Jim Merkel. A tool to measure our ecological footprints.

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Just So Much And No More

Just So Much and No More, by Donella Meadows. We don't get to choose which laws, those of the economy or those of the Earth, will ultimately prevail. We can choose which ones we will personally live under — and whether to make our economic laws consistent with planetary ones, or to find out what happens if we don't.

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Great Commons of the World

Great commons of the World, by Kari McGinnis. Commons are places where people gather and community blossoms. Examines the qualities that make a good commons and describes some of the best in the world.

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A Tribute to Donella Meadows

A Tribute to Donella Meadows, by Fran Korten. Donnella Meadows is remembered as a woman dedicated to helping us learn to live within the limits to growth.

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What To Do When Corporations Rule the World

What to do when Corporations Rule the World, an interview with David Korten by Sarah van Gelder. Authors converse about threats to democracy and the environment posed by corporate globalization.

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Second Chance For Black Farmers

A recent class-action suit by black farmers against the USDA fails to stem the loss of land by African American farmers.

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Discussion Guide: Reclaiming the Commons

This guide is designed to provide a starting point for your discussion of some of the issues explored in the Summer 2001 issue of YES! magazine.

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The Cornucopia of the Commons

The Cornucopia of the Commons, by David Bollier. Community gardens, free software, self-help groups, and other examples of how the gift economy fosters community and social cohesion as well as economic innovation.

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Sky Trust

Sky Trust, by Peter Barnes. Carbon permits could reduce carbon emissions while returning benefits to individuals and rewarding conservation.

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Thirst For Justice

Thirst for Justice, by Maude Barlow. Privatization of Bolivia's water supply fails in the face of protest, and a local coallition takes on water distribution.

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The Sound And the Furious

The Sound and the Furious, by Corinne Asturias. How silence is good for commons and noise pollution invades every refuge.

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YES! But How? :: Glass, Plastic, or Aluminum, Bike Chains

Drink Containers, eco friendly bicycle chain lubricants, moss control, live sustainably, homemade toothpaste, natural insect repellent, garlic and garden pests, moth repellent and sticky stickers.

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A Tale of Three Cities

A Tale of Three Cities, by Rachel Brahinsky. Cautionary tales from California highlight the need for reform in the energy industry and in energy policy.

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Book Review - When Healing Becomes a Crime: by Kenny Ausubel

When Healing Becomes a Crime: The amazing story of the Hoxsey cancer clinics and the return of alternative therapies

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The White Dog's Tale

Judy Wicks story about the White Dog Cafe and how an entrepreneur can also be an activist.

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Voters Bill of Rights

How we can make sure the mistakes of the 2000 elections never happen again

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Danny Glover: An Interview by Sarah van Gelder

UNDP Goodwill Ambassador and actor Danny Glover talks about his lifelong activism.

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Letter from the Editor

How does a journal that calls itself YES! respond to times when there is so much to say “no!” to?

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Real Vacations For All

We should increase vacation time in the U.S.

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Resource Guide for Right Livelihood

Resource Guide for Right livelihood, work, true work. A collection of links and book resources.

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Now I Become Myself

Parker Palmer writes about finding his vocation and the link between self and service

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Corporate Cabinet

The myth if compassionate conservatism and the reality of corporate conservatism.

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Doing Right By the Planet

Is President Bush really serious about global warming? Bill McKibben describes what needs to be done.

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State of the Possible

Practical idealists from diverse movements and perspectives consider the possibilities for transformational change at State of the Possible retreats sponsored by Positive Futures Network.

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Consciousness And the Natural Law Party

Seeking win-win solutions through development of human consciousness.

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Corporate Democracy, Civic Disrespect

Why america has gone from a constitutional republic to a corporate democracy and what to do about it.

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