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Who's Afraid of Music

Music can tell truths that otherwise go unheard, inspiring action, and sustaining resistance.

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Speak Out Anyway

Danny Glover speaks out against the death penalty and starts an uproar, where he is discriminated against.

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Letter from the Editor

These are the stories of people who are creating America, not only to fulfill their own American dream but to fulfill the common dream of all peoples for a world in which each child can grow up in peace and dignity.

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The Page That Counts :: Spring 2002

Frequency of use of the word “like” in standard American English conversation, and more...

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The Untold Story of America's Democracy

The Untold Story of America's Democracy by Jack Weathorford, YES! A Journal of Positive Futures,

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American Women

How did early activists for women's rights dare to dream their revolutionary dream? They caught a glimpse of the possibility of freedom because they knew women who lived liberated lives, women who had always possessed rights beyond the suffragists' wildest imagination—Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) women.

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American Journey: A Test And Freedom

American Journey: A test and freedom, by Kim Stafford, YES! A Journal of Positive Futures,

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How To Be a Patriot

how to be a patriot, by Sam Smith, YES! A Journal of Positive Futures,

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Get Your Vote On

In the early days of the campaign, I often wondered whether the oppressive conditions of Selma were just a figment of my own analysis because the people here seemed so uninspired to oust Smitherman. I realized later that people only needed the spirit of hope combined with inspired “people power” and the timing of “Greater power” to overcome their worst fears and make lasting changes a reality.

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Resource Guide: What Does It Mean to Be an American?

Organizations for human rights, immigration rights, civil rights, rights for freedom

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Founding America

America is an original expression of ideas that have always been part of the great web of Truth. Explicitly and implicitly, the idea of America has resonated with this ancient, timeless wisdom and has allowed something of its power to touch the heart and mind of humanity. We must recover this resonance, this relationship, however tenuous and partial, between the teachings of wisdom and the idea of America.

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What Happens To Your Heart

The Campaign of Conscience joins North Americans who oppose the war in Iraq. They organize acts of civil disobedience and continue to provide humanitarian aid to Iraqis.

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The (sometimes) Beautiful American

Throughout its history the United States has shown two faces: one that’s peaceful, promoting justice and self-determination, and one that’s selfish, defining its national interests in ways that promote suffering and brutality abroad.

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What Is Real Security

what is real security? The answer may be found by basing engineering on nature. Natural systems are efficient, diverse, dispersed, and renewable, hence, inherently resilient.

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Old Pain, New Hope

More than a hundred years after it helped overthrow the Queen of Hawaii, the Congregational Church musters the courage to face its past and apologized for the church's role in “the unprovoked invasion of the Hawaiian nation.”

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A Place For Dignity

Dignity Village in Portland, Oregon, a tent city. Dignity Village is fundamentally different. It's a self-governing community of about 60 homeless people who take care of themselves by taking care of each other.

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Discussion Guide for What Does It Mean to Be an American Now?

What did you grow up loving or hating about America? How did you express that love or hate? How have your feelings about America changed over time? What experiences caused those changes? How have your feelings changed since 9/11? Who are American heroes whom you look to for a sense of what makes America?

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Reshaping the American Dreamhouse

the alternative architecture movement shows that more and more people are looking beyond the ordinary for ways of building that express their creativity and values.

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Freedom Sings

An interview with Harry Belafonte.

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YES! But How? :: Furniture Polish

linseed oil furniture polish, nontoxic way to clean carpet, volunteers for physical work, sustainable deck, controlling sugar ants

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Readers' Forum

Precaution: Mistrust Science

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Peace and Nonviolence Resource Guide

Resources for conflict resolution and organizations working for peace

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Heart of a Muslim

heart of a muslim by Jamal Rahman,

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Ordinary Heroes

Sociologist and Holocaust survivor Samuel P. Oliner writes about what motivates altruists and heroes who put the welfare of others alongside their own. Reaching out to others has been the force behind much that is good in the world.

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Review of Widening Circles

A review of Joanna Macy's book Widening Circles, by Kim Bush.

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Wounded

The great wound we face as a species will have to be acknowledged at a depth that most of us have only begun to imagine if we are to carry this wound in a way that leads to planetary healing.

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Review of Culture Jam: the Uncooling of AmericaTM

A review of the book Culture Jam, by Kalle Lasn, founder of Adbusters magazine.

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Choose Love

What America has just learned, very painfully, is that we have not loved enough. Through our own ignorance, we have helped create a world where desperate people will gladly sign up to be the messengers of death. And now that death and destruction have reached our own shores, we must decide how we are going to respond: with love, or with fear.

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Danny Glover Under Attack

Danny Glover, actor, activist, and board member of the Positive Futures Network, has been coming under a hailstorm of attacks based on an incident following a speech he gave at Princeton on November 15.

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Something Shifted

In the shadow of war, evidence accumulates of changing cultural priorities and a brighter future

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Our Time To Choose

The terrorist attack on September 11 momentarily united the world behind an effort to bring the guilty to justice and prevent future terrorist violence. It also focused attention on a defining human choice between justice and vengeance, compassion and violence, and freedom and suppression.

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Just Listen

The Compassionate Listening Project is a reconciliation effort based on the ideas of Gene Knudsen Hoffman, a Quaker peacemaker. Participants are trained to listen respectfully to all sides of the conflict, with a goal to build the international constituency for Mideast peace while offering a practical tool for conflict resolution.

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In the Native Way

For a sundancer and bundle-keeper in the Dakota tradition, the world and the spirit are identical.

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Danny Glover :: The Death Penalty in this Great Nation of Ours

Speech given at Princeton considers the fallibility of our justice system and the finality of death.

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