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Barrio Defense: How Arizona’s Immigrants are Standing Up to SB 1070 Barrio Defense: How Arizona’s Immigrants are Standing Up to SB 1070
by B. Loewe
Beyond the Supreme Court: For immigrant communities in Arizona and beyond, the struggle against draconian laws begins at home.
10 Ways To Love Where You Live 10 Ways To Love Where You Live
by Ross Chapin
How to build community here and now—because neighborhoods are more than houses in proximity.
From Gangs to Gardens: How Community Agriculture Transformed Quesada Avenue From Gangs to Gardens: How Community Agriculture Transformed Quesada Avenue
by Katherine Gustafson
Ten years ago, the residents of the crime-ridden neighborhood started planting gardens—and everything changed.
Lessons for Building Lively Local Economies Lessons for Building Lively Local Economies
by Grace Boggs
Grace Boggs on what she learned at the 2012 BALLE conference.
We’ve Got Some Big Houses—That We Could Share We’ve Got Some Big Houses—That We Could Share
by Doug Pibel
Just 60 years ago, the average American had 291 square feet of living space. Now it’s close to 1,000 square feet. Have we changed our needs that much? Or just our wants?
Real Homes: Small, Frugal, and Green Real Homes: Small, Frugal, and Green
by Doug Pibel
With 5 million houses in foreclosure, we are rediscovering that living sustainably includes living affordably.
6 Ideas for Sensible Homes 6 Ideas for Sensible Homes
by Heidi Bruce
Small, supportive, affordable, recycled—and you can build your own.
Rising Sea Levels: The View from a Canoe Rising Sea Levels: The View from a Canoe
by Sena Christian
Decades ago, the legendary journey of the open-ocean canoe Hokule‘a revealed secrets of Hawai‘i’s past and sparked pride in native culture. Now, a voyage around the world offers a new generation lessons about Earth’s uncertain future.
A Patchwork Guide to the (Disappearing) Neighborhood A Patchwork Guide to the (Disappearing) Neighborhood
by Kathryn Clark
How have foreclosures transformed the layouts of Detroit, Las Vegas, and other cities? Artist Kathryn Clark’s mapped it—in quilts.
Free Your (Eco)Mind Free Your (Eco)Mind
by Frances Moore Lappé
This Earth Day, think like an ecosystem—and you just might save the world.
8 Ways to De-Corporatize Your Money 8 Ways to De-Corporatize Your Money
Debit or credit? Keep your dollars out of corporate clutches.
A Dakota Way of Life A Dakota Way of Life
by Kris Kolb
Diane Wilson’s new book asks, how do you raise beloved children and break the cycle of self-destruction in native communities?
Boulder Votes to Free Its Electric Company Boulder Votes to Free Its Electric Company
by Valerie Schloredt
Running their own utility means sun and wind energy instead of coal.
Bring On the Next American Revolution Bring On the Next American Revolution
by Larry Gabriel
Book Review: At 96, Grace Boggs gives us a new handbook for transformation—from victims to empowered citizens.
Beyond Debt: An Economy of Gratitude Beyond Debt: An Economy of Gratitude
by Charles Eisenstein
Charles Eisenstein reviews David Graeber’s book, Debt: The First 5,000 Years.
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