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Signs of Life :: Amazon Tribes Win Against Big Oil Signs of Life :: Amazon Tribes Win Against Big Oil
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
In the Amazon rainforests of Peru and Ecuador, indigenous groups are on the front lines of the climate change battle.
Signs of Life :: Small Stories About Big     Change Signs of Life :: Small Stories About Big Change
Defending the Right to Water :: Maine Towns Fight Back :: New Protection for 2 million acres of wilderness :: A Push for Public Health Care :: Germany Mandates Paper-Trail Voting :: Landmark Climate Change Bill :: New Mexico Ends Capital Punishment :: Activists Protest Drone Warfare
Signs of Life :: Germany Mandates Paper-Trail     Voting Signs of Life :: Germany Mandates Paper-Trail Voting
by Lilja Otto
Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that the voting machines used in the country’s 2005 general election are unconstitutional.
Signs of Life :: Activists Protests Drone Warfare     in Afghanistan Signs of Life :: Activists Protests Drone Warfare in Afghanistan
by Valerie Saturen
An interfaith Sacred Peace Walk organized by the Nevada Desert Experience sought to engage in dialogue with Air Force personnel operating Predator and Reaper drones from the base.
Signs of Life :: New Mexico Ends Capital     Punishment Signs of Life :: New Mexico Ends Capital Punishment
by Kim Eckart
New Mexico becomes the second state to abolish the death penalty, since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976.
Signs of Life :: Landmark Climate Change     Bill Signs of Life :: Landmark Climate Change Bill
by Madeline Ostrander
Congress has begun debate on what could become the first-ever federal legislation to regulate greenhouse gases. The bill promises to cut emissions 80 percent by 2050.
Signs of Life :: A Push for Public Health     Care Signs of Life :: A Push for Public Health Care
by Kim Eckart
Advocates are urging President Obama to end insurance industry domination over health care. But how should the new system work?
Signs of Life :: Defending the Right to     Water Signs of Life :: Defending the Right to Water
by Daniel Moss, Brooke Jarvis
More than 20 countries have signed a declaration recognizing water as a basic human right. The declaration was presented as an alternative to a weaker statement on water access issued at the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul in March.
Signs of Life :: Elections/Campaign Finance     Pledge Signs of Life :: Elections/Campaign Finance Pledge
by Brooke Jarvis
More than 1,500 voters have pledged "not to donate to any federal candidate unless they support legislation making congressional elections citizen-funded, not special-interest funded."
Signs of Life :: Brazil to Protect     Rainforests Signs of Life :: Brazil to Protect Rainforests
by Brooke Jarvis, Bill McKibben
The Brazilian government made its first-ever serious commitment to Amazon rainforest protection.
Signs of Life :: Stimulus for Clean Water? Signs of Life :: Stimulus for Clean Water?
by Tara Lohan
Citizen groups like Food and Water Watch are asking Congress to tackle the nation's water infrastructure crisis.
Signs of Life :: A Fight for Tenant's Rights Signs of Life :: A Fight for Tenant's Rights
by Daniel Fireside
Tenant's rights groups are taking action to protect renters from eviction when banks foreclose on property owners.
Signs of Life :: Activists Seek Peace in Gaza Signs of Life :: Activists Seek Peace in Gaza
by Stephen Zunes
After a military assault in Gaza, activists seek peace.
Signs of Life :: Small Stories About Big     Change Signs of Life :: Small Stories About Big Change
Peace in Gaza. Refuseniks. Protecting tenants' rights. Public water trust. Protecting Brazil's rainforests. Climate change. Renewable energy in Hawaii. Sharing rides. Army leasing electric vehicles. Cleaner energy. Campaign finance reform.
Signs of Life :: Bolivia Constitution Reform     Likely Signs of Life :: Bolivia Constitution Reform Likely
by Jim Shultz
Bolivia is poised to pass a new constitution aimed at providing indigenous autonomy, land reform, and popular control of natural resources.
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