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Dancing Penguins Cartoon Dancing Penguins Cartoon
"It's a liberal myth, Mildred. You're making a fool of both of us." Caption submitted by Ann Onimus.
How Films Can Inspire Us to Action
A special YES! Magazine graphic showing how to use documentaries to inspire activism.
Documentaries: Ready, Set ... Action
by Joseph Huff-Hannon
Documentaries could be just another form of entertainment. But some activists and filmmakers are teaming up to use film to change the world.
No Comment: Irony in India
by Sharad Haksar
Internationally recognized advertising photographer Sharad Haksar's "Brand Irony" series highlights concern about water shortages in communities around Coca-Cola's bottling plants across India.
Jon Stewart: Journalist or Comedian?
by Sarah Kuck
Jon Stewart's satirical Daily Show takes a critical yet hilarious look at government, current affairs, media, and pop culture. He says he's just a comic. Some journalists disagree.
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.
Considering the Crisis
Suggested Reading for "How Likely Is Collapse"
Notes from Underground
Reviews of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Save the World, Global Class War, Healthy Money, Healthy Planet, Home Enlightenment and Independent America.
Men, War, and Families Men, War, and Families
by Robert F. Johnson, Gordon Mustain
Two poems by veterans who recall the effect of military combat on their own lives.
Book Review: Every Day is a Good Day by Wilma     Mankiller Book Review: Every Day is a Good Day by Wilma Mankiller
by Lilja Otto
Provides insights into the lives and ideas of indigenous women and invites readers to re-examine their own cultural and spiritual backgrounds.
Buster Simpson: Art in Service to Ecology
by Dee Axelrod
Buster Simposon makes sculptures that enhance and explain rather than merely decorate the landscape.
Radically Righteous Babe
by Dee Axelrod
There are artists whose work is ceative and then there are artists so charged with creative power that it's impossible to find the seam between the art and the life. Ani Di Franco fits in the latter category.
The Folk Rock On: Utah Phillips
by Utah Phillips, Dee Axelrod
Book Review: No More Throw-away People by Edgar Cahn Book Review: No More Throw-away People by Edgar Cahn
by David Bollier
No More Throwaway People is a provocative analysis of the non-market economy and an inspiration for the social service community.
Book Review: The Boiling Point by Ross Gelbspan Book Review: The Boiling Point by Ross Gelbspan
by K C Golden
The science of global warming, and the dream of the "World Energy Modernization Plan" are two issues covered in the book
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