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A Second Opinion on Health Care

A Second Opinion on Health Care

Posted by Ken Fabert at Mar 15, 2010 12:30 PM |

In medicine, it's a time-honored tactic to obtain a second opinion if the diagnosis is unclear or if the therapy isn't working. Physician Ken Fabert went to New Zealand to experience another possible way of providing health care to America's uninsured.

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The Birthday Balloon

The Birthday Balloon

Posted by Shannon Hayes at Mar 11, 2010 04:30 PM |

Somewhere in our consumer culture, we have confused material items with expressions of love.

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Ending the Trance, Answering the Call

Ending the Trance, Answering the Call

Posted by Rabbi Ted Falcon at Mar 09, 2010 04:05 PM |

Passover invites us to shake off the old stories of limitation, and create new ones of possibility and service.

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Haitian Women Mourn the Dead, Recommit to the Living

Haitian Women Mourn the Dead, Recommit to the Living

Posted by Beverly Bell at Mar 08, 2010 02:13 PM |

In Haiti, International Women's Day is a reminder of what women have done and are still doing to keep hope alive.

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Living in Borrowed Times

Living in Borrowed Times

Posted by Chuck Collins at Mar 05, 2010 01:16 PM |

In common security clubs around the country, participants wrestle with the questions: What does it mean to live in these “borrowed times?” How do we prepare ourselves and our communities for the economic transitions ahead?

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A Future for Agriculture, A Future for Haiti

A Future for Agriculture, A Future for Haiti

Posted by Beverly Bell at Mar 04, 2010 04:55 PM |

Haiti's way forward is tied to food sovereignty and a renewed focus on local agriculture.

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Can Money Buy Education?

Can Money Buy Education?

Posted by Shannon Hayes at Mar 02, 2010 05:00 PM |

Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes taught her daughter that their family doesn't buy things they can make or grow at home. She then had to wonder: Does that include higher education?

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In Search of Radical Homemakers

In Search of Radical Homemakers

Posted by Shannon Hayes at Feb 28, 2010 10:20 AM |

Wondering if my family was a freaky aberration to the conventional American culture, I set out to find other Radical Homemakers.

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When Clutter Contains Us

Posted by Andrée Collier Zaleska at Feb 26, 2010 03:30 PM |

Common Security Club members are reevaluating their relationships with the excess stuff in their lives.

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Whose Needs? Whose Assessment?

Whose Needs? Whose Assessment?

Posted by Beverly Bell at Feb 26, 2010 02:52 PM |

As reconstruction planning begins, Haitian grassroots groups have their own thoughts about assessing post-disaster needs.

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Economics & Solidarity in the 21st Century

Economics & Solidarity in the 21st Century

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs at Feb 26, 2010 02:05 PM |

A broken Haiti highlights the need for locally-rooted and resilient economies everywhere.

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Homegrown Aid in Haiti

Homegrown Aid in Haiti

Posted by Beverly Bell at Feb 25, 2010 05:43 PM |

Many displaced Haitians are turning to neighbors, family, and peasant organizations in the countryside for help.

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Food Rules for the Rest of Us

Food Rules for the Rest of Us

Posted by Berit Anderson at Feb 18, 2010 05:46 PM |

Michael Pollan's real food message is important, but it's also a question of access.

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Head, Heart, and Hands: Breaking the Cycle of Religious Fear

Head, Heart, and Hands: Breaking the Cycle of Religious Fear

Posted by Sheikh Jamal Rahman at Feb 18, 2010 04:38 PM |

By learning the foundations of each other's faiths, we can learn to respect and connect with one another so we may work together to build a better world.

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Gender and Justice in Haiti

Gender and Justice in Haiti

Posted by Beverly Bell at Feb 17, 2010 04:35 PM |

Beverly Bell remembers Magalie Marcelin, a leader of Haiti's movement for women's rights, who was killed during the earthquake.

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Community and Popular Radio in Haiti Today

Community and Popular Radio in Haiti Today

Posted by Beverly Bell at Feb 16, 2010 11:20 AM |

Sony Esteus says Haitian community radio needs to recover from the earthquake so that alternative voices have a way to be heard.

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Help Without Humiliation

Help Without Humiliation

Posted by Beverly Bell at Feb 15, 2010 08:55 AM |

Haitian community groups are organizing to bring food to the hungry in ways that don't reinforce dependence.

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Economic Trouble? Join the Club

Economic Trouble? Join the Club

Posted by Andrée Collier Zaleska at Feb 12, 2010 04:34 PM |

How can we support each other through hard times? An update from Common Security Clubs in Portland, Boston, and Fort Lauderdale.

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This Valentine's Day, Break Up With Your Wall Street Credit Card

This Valentine's Day, Break Up With Your Wall Street Credit Card

Posted by Chuck Collins at Feb 12, 2010 04:00 PM |

Hidden fees? Fine print? International financial meltdown? It might be time to re-evaluate your relationship.

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From Disaster Aid to Solidarity

From Disaster Aid to Solidarity

Posted by Beverly Bell at Feb 12, 2010 12:00 AM |

How can concerned foreigners help Haiti recover while respecting the needs and desires of those who live there?

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