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Sarah van Gelder’s Blog

YES! executive editor Sarah van Gelder writes about prospects for peace, health care breakthroughs, happiness, the next economy, and other topics.

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Eight Ways to Confront Extremism on 9/11

Eight Ways to Confront Extremism on 9/11

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Sep 09, 2010 09:45 PM |

How to further tolerance and healing on this September 11th, an especially important time to speak up.

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Detroit’s Renewal: Can It Inspire the Social Forum?

Detroit’s Renewal: Can It Inspire the Social Forum?

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Jun 21, 2010 02:45 PM |

Detroit is known for its decay, violence, and gas-guzzling cars. With thousands of activists coming to town, will it also become known as a source of hope?

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Cancel Haiti's Debt

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Jan 27, 2010 10:40 AM |
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There's a growing movement to cancel Haiti's foreign debt as a way to return to the Haitian people the authority to rebuild their lives and their country.

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What You Can Do to Help Haiti

What You Can Do to Help Haiti

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Jan 13, 2010 11:25 AM |
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The best options for helping the Haitian people recover from the devastating January 12 earthquake.

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Nine Ways Our World Changed During the '00s

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Dec 30, 2009 03:40 PM |
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Corporations get still more powerful. A middle-class living slips away from millions. Climate change becomes deadly. War, and more war. Looking back on the '00s (uh ohs) and the nine trends that changed our world.

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Climate Deal: Not Done Yet

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Dec 20, 2009 11:40 AM |
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Leading climate justice groups are signaling that the extraordinary global climate movement that came together in Copenhangen is just the beginning.

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We Hold the Key to Copenhagen

We Hold the Key to Copenhagen

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Dec 10, 2009 01:25 PM |
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"We the People" will have to act up if we want a global agreement that averts climate chaos.

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People Power Brought Down the Berlin Wall

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Nov 09, 2009 09:45 AM |
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Some say it was Ronald Reagan's toughness that forced down the wall. But detente between East and West and grassroots people's movements deserve the credit.

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Senate Apology to Native People—A Good First Step

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Oct 12, 2009 11:35 AM |
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The apology to Native people passed by the Senate last week is a step towards reconciliation. But on this Columbus Day, let's be clear that an apology must be followed by action.

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Obama's Unusual Nobel Peace Prize Just Right for Unusual Times

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Oct 10, 2009 03:15 PM |
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There's little time left to take on nuclear proliferation and climate chaos. Can the Nobel Peace Prize help President Obama to step up to these threats?

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