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HAPPINESS

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Broadband Democracy
by Jeff Chester, Gary O. Larson
center for Digital Democracy, open access to the internet, electronic commons
Study Circle Democracy Study Circle Democracy
by Cecile Andrews
Deliberative democracy through study circles.
Yes! But How?
by Pamela O'Malley Chang, Beth Balderston
Recycling computers, unclog bathroom drain, non-toxic solutions, bees nests, hornets
Turning the Sword
by Milenko Matanovic
Is art for museums and collectors, or does it belong in the streets? Could art help us turn away from mass–produced violence and ugliness, and give each of us ways to forge an imaginative and beautiful future?
The Time of Your Life
by Martin Keogh
With leaps, bounds, and stillness, dancers make peace with time.
Who's Afraid of Music
by Carol Estes
Music can tell truths that otherwise go unheard, inspiring action, and sustaining resistance.
Resource Guide: Art and Community Resource Guide: Art and Community
Resource Guide for the Summer 2002 issue of YES! on Art and Community.
Dancing In Praise Of
by Linda Frye Burnham
In 1998, the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange began the Hallelujah initiative, creating new performance works with 15 communities all across the US. The initiative is intended to “celebrate edge-of-the-millennium America in all of its vividness, beauty, strength and quirkiness.”
American Journey: A Test And Freedom
by Kim Stafford
American Journey: A test and freedom, by Kim Stafford, YES! A Journal of Positive Futures,
A Place For Dignity
by Carol Estes
Dignity Village in Portland, Oregon, a tent city. Dignity Village is fundamentally different. It's a self-governing community of about 60 homeless people who take care of themselves by taking care of each other.
Freedom Sings
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
An interview with Harry Belafonte.
Ordinary Heroes
by Samuel P. Oliner
Sociologist and Holocaust survivor Samuel P. Oliner writes about what motivates altruists and heroes who put the welfare of others alongside their own. Reaching out to others has been the force behind much that is good in the world.
In the Native Way
by Tom Goldtooth
For a sundancer and bundle-keeper in the Dakota tradition, the world and the spirit are identical.
Dream of a Ridiculous Man
by Charles W., Joan C. Pratt
A story of Patrick Lydon and the Camphill Communities.
The Cornucopia of the Commons
by David Bollier
The Cornucopia of the Commons, by David Bollier. Community gardens, free software, self-help groups, and other examples of how the gift economy fosters community and social cohesion as well as economic innovation.
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