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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.

Climate Game Changer

Climate Game Changer

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Apr 02, 2010 12:25 PM |

Can Cochabamba pick up where Copenhagen failed?

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In America: Getting Beyond the Hate

In America: Getting Beyond the Hate

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Mar 26, 2010 12:40 PM |

Race-baiting at recent tea party rallies is the most recent sign that we have a long way to go to move beyond racism in the United States. But there are exciting signs that a move to a post-racial society is possible and may even be underway.

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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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12 Innovations From the '00s That Could Save Us

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Jan 01, 2010 09:40 AM |
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With climate disruption, war, and a faltering economy, the '00s were tough. Still, seeds were sewn for a more green and egalitarian 2010s. And peoples movements offer the power to make real change happen.

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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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Cap & Dividend: A Clear Winner

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Dec 11, 2009 03:50 PM |

A new bipartisan climate bill offers a much smarter way to cut emissions—auction off pollution permits and distribute the proceeds to everyone.

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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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One More Thing Seattle's WTO Shutdown Taught the World

One More Thing Seattle's WTO Shutdown Taught the World

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Nov 24, 2009 04:50 PM |

Among the many ripple effects of the successful shutdown of the WTO in Seattle in 1999 is one that few know about. The organizing that went into the direct action, marches, media center, and forums inspired the organizers of the World Social Forums, which have become some of the world's most important centers of people power.

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