YES! Magazine Blogs

Powerful ideas, practical actions from the YES! community.

Compassion Comes First

Rabbi Ted Falcon at May 06, 2010 01:20 PM |

Seattle makes a 10-year commitment to become a more compassionate city.

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Neighbors for a New Economy

Chuck Collins at May 05, 2010 06:55 PM |

In Greenfield, Mass., a group of neighbors have formed a support group to face their changing world.

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David Korten on His Work and Mission

David Korten at May 01, 2010 12:00 AM |

YES! Magazine board chair David Korten speaks about his life’s work, and what drew him to become involved with YES! Magazine.

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Beyond Us and Them

Sheikh Jamal Rahman at Apr 30, 2010 10:05 AM |

Very often, what we dislike in others is something that we need to acknowledge, heal, integrate, and empower in ourselves.

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Cochabamba’s Message: Let the People Speak

Janet Redman at Apr 29, 2010 04:40 PM |

The World People's Summit broke new ground by allowing those most affected by a changing climate the chance to speak out about their ideas for just solutions.

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Bill McKibben's Message to Cochabamba

sgast at Apr 28, 2010 06:02 PM |

The author addresses the thousands who gathered in Cochabamba for the World People's Summit on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth.

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Fix the Economy, Not Wall Street

David Korten at Apr 28, 2010 04:40 PM |

Would-be Wall Street regulators aren't asking the right question: How do we create a financial services sector that directs money where it is actually needed?

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Welcome to Eaarth

Scott Gast at Apr 27, 2010 04:50 PM |

Bill McKibben’s latest book explores what it’ll take to live on a planet less sweet than it used to be. During a recent stop in Seattle, he described the smaller, slower, and wiser future that may be our best bet.

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A Climate Summit for the Rest of Us

Brooke Jarvis at Apr 27, 2010 10:25 AM |

Video: The Cochabamba climate summit was designed to respect the power and knowledge of world social movements and indigenous peoples.

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Cochabamba Postscript: Lessons, Reflections, and the Road to Cancun

Jason Negrón-Gonzales at Apr 26, 2010 05:50 PM |

There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the alliance gathering around grassroots solutions.

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Cochabamba's New Direction

Jason Negrón-Gonzales at Apr 23, 2010 03:40 PM |

What did the World People's Summit accomplish, and what's next for climate justice?

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The Climate's Second Chance

Brooke Jarvis at Apr 22, 2010 05:00 PM |

Video: What is the World People's Conference on Climate Change?

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From the Climate Justice Frontier

Joseph Huff-Hannon at Apr 22, 2010 04:40 PM |

A global movement is building strength. Meet some of its most dynamic leaders.

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On the Path to Climate Neutrality

Richard Conlin at Apr 22, 2010 09:05 AM |

Seattle hopes to become North America's first climate neutral city. City council president Richard Conlin asks: What exactly are we getting ourselves into?

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From Crisis to Opportunity

Velcrow Ripper at Apr 21, 2010 06:20 PM |

Will the World People's Summit be a turning point in the climate crisis?

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Local Knowledge and Local Technologies

Elizabeth Cooper at Apr 21, 2010 05:30 PM |

At the World People's Conference on Climate Change, the emphasis on local and indigenous knowledge stands out.

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Beyond Vaccines: Addressing the Social Causes of Poor Health

Roseanne August at Apr 21, 2010 11:50 AM |

One health clinic in Port-Au-Prince is using art, education, and community to help its patients heal. What can international aid agencies learn from their model?

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Changing the Climate for Justice

Joseph Huff-Hannon at Apr 20, 2010 04:50 PM |

At the World People's Conference on Climate Change, a new set of voices is being heard.

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The Open Veins of Climate Change

Eduardo Galeano at Apr 20, 2010 03:30 PM |

Message from Eduardo Galeano, the author of Open Veins of Latin America, to participants of the First World Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba.

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A Strategy for Change?

Jim Shultz at Apr 20, 2010 11:45 AM |

The climate summit in Bolivia is based on the start of a strategy—to bring social movements inside discussions about combating climate change—but more careful planning is needed.

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