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Don't Get Even - Get Odd!

no comment - a humorous look at history getting even

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Book Review: No More Throw-away People by Edgar Cahn

No More Throwaway People is a provocative analysis of the non-market economy and an inspiration for the social service community.

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Book Review: The Boiling Point by Ross Gelbspan

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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Resource Guide for Just, Green, Beautiful Communities

Websites, books and organizations providing sustainable design tools, networks for change, resources for advancing equity, and improving schools.

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Film Review: The Take and Argentina: Hope in Hard Times

Lisa Gale Garrigues reviews two films about Argentina during the economic crisis of 2002. Both films offer lessons in what ordinary people can do.

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Farmworkers Score Victory Against the Bell

Under an agreement between the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Taco Bell, workers will receive one cent more per pound of tomatoes picked

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Readers' Forum

Dr. Seuss' Wisdom, Brit Tzedek Grows, More on the Good Life, Film Connection, Stay Positive

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Media Hero: Juan Gonzalez

New York Daily News reporter and Democracy Now! co-host, and president of National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

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Readers' Forum

Labor's Contribution Omitted, A Cell with a View, Nuclear is Not Sustainable Energy, Greenwashing China, Working for our Community

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Readers Take Action

Stories about readers who have created the Citizens Network for Sustainable Development's Leadership for Sustainability, Vashon Votes! and quilts for kids in Iraq, Africa, and Afghanistan.

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YES! But How? :: Toxic Cosmetics

Toxic Cosmetics, Septic Tank vs Sewer, Recycling CDs, Microwave Safety

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Hope

Darrin Burgess reviews "Hope Dies Last" and "The Impossible Will Take a Little While"

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The Green Belt Movement :: The Story of Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai, founder of Kenya's Green Belt Movement, recently won the Nobel Peace Prize. Her message: Peace is founded in healthy ecosystems, access to natural resources, and democracy.

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The Page That Counts :: Spring 2005

Weight of the moose that ran off a cliff in Norway and landed on Leo Henriksen’s Mazda. . .

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Who's the Expert

Diversity of On-air sources for news broadcasts

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Speaking for Ourselves

Young people in Oakland wanted to talk about real solutions to the poverty, racism, and powerlessness that they grew up with—but all the city’s hip-hop radio station offered was violence and mind-numbing entertainment

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Remain Firm, Clear, Compassionate

Our country, our government is us and it needs our help

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The Work Ahead: Start a Dialogue; Take a Stand

National Council of Churches is rolling out study materials on the current state of world affairs.

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The Work Ahead: Make Time for Bread and Roses

Take Back Your Time. We need more time for the things that matter most.

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The Work Ahead: Challenge Low-Wage Globalization

What is the work ahead? We need to have an economic message that challenges the destructive force of the global economy.

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The Work Ahead: Build the Alliances

Create a non-party political movement with an agenda grounded in a vision of a just and sustainable future for all.

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The Work Ahead: Adopt the Language of Hope

If we want peace, if we don’t want to live with regrets and in despair, then we must adopt not the language of fear, but the language of hope and dreams. To invoke a Puerto Rican expression: pa’lante. Forward.

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The Work Ahead: A New Strategic Vision for Progressives

Progressives need to take the time to create and articulate a vision that will withstand the test of time and transcend two-, four- and six-year election cycles.

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The Work Ahead: Create Community

Frame the issues: Americans are ready for a far more powerful frame grounded in what we intuitively know—that we are all in this together. We call it the “strong communities” frame.

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It Takes a Community Media Center

The Community Media Center (CMC) was founded in 1981 as Grand Rapids Cable Access Center (known as GRTV). It is one of the first public access stations in the nation to expand beyond public access television to provide a range of media tools, training and transmission options for community members and nonprofit organizations. Among them, the five affiliates offer numerous projects and services.

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If You’re Not Making Television, It’s Making You

Kids learn to make media at GRTV. They make websites, and develop and deliver curriculum on media literacey and voting.

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Questions for Students: Bringing Biodiesel from Colorado to Colombia

Questions for reflection and discussion from the article "Bringing Biodiesel from Colorado to Colombia"

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Questions for Students: Earth Charter

Questions for Students for the article “Earth Charter” YES!

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presente! a radio station barn raising

When farmworkers needed a way to reach one another, they invited activists nationwide for a radio barn raising.

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Letter from the Editor

We focus on the media in this issue of YES! because it is clear that democracy cannot function when diverse, critical perspectives are excluded from the public conversation, nor when entire populations are absent from or mischaracterized in the popular media.

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YES! But How? :: Privacy, Slugs, Recycling Cards, and Glasses

Protecting privacy, nontoxic slug disposal, unwanted bulk mail, reusing greeting cards, and recycling old glasses

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Media That Set Us Free Discussion Guide

Why in the midst of this information glut are we not getting the information we need? What does this mean for our democracy? More questions like these . . .

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Bill Moyers

Some journalists are stubbornly pursuing the truth despite growing media monopolies, government secrecy, ideology, and public relations spin doctors—but it’s getting tougher

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