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Connect and Engage :: Consumption Connect and Engage :: Consumption
Resources to accompany the January/February 2008 Education Connection newsletter on The Story of Stuff and Consumption: Facing the Future, The Center for Ecoliteracy, UNESCO, and Redefining Progress.
People Taking Charge :6: Colombia Peace Village People Taking Charge :6: Colombia Peace Village
Individual villages in Colombia are resisting by remaining neutral, refusing to participate in the war, not carrying weapons, and saying no to injustice
People Taking Charge :2: Grow Food on Your Roof People Taking Charge :2: Grow Food on Your Roof
at Start Now Farm in Bremerton, WA a couple grows food on their roof, garage, carport . .
People Taking Charge :1: Hip Hop: “Voice of the Voiceless” People Taking Charge :1: Hip Hop: “Voice of the Voiceless”
Hip Hop is right at home being the voice of the voiceless. It takes a "we don't need permission" attitude. Includes video of Rebel Diaz and music from Foundation Movement.
Conversation Café :: Guidelines Conversation Café :: Guidelines
by Vicki Robin
The conversation café agreements are guidelines for participating with others in group settings so there’s freedom for all, not a free-for-all.
People We Love :: César López People We Love :: César López
Colombian classical musician César López is the founder of the Battalion of Immediate Artistic Reaction, a group of Colombian musicians and activists who are committed to making peace through music.
Acupuncture for All Acupuncture for All
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
With increasing numbers of people unable to afford health care, community practitioners are making acupuncture accessible to everyone. Pamela O'Malley Change invites us to "Imagine acupuncture being the medicine everyone uses and values."
The DIY Liberation Guide The DIY Liberation Guide
by Lilja Otto
Walk out, get free stuff, toss a flower bomb. Simple steps for day-to-day liberation. Go ahead: free your world.
Pirates on the Open Airwaves Pirates on the Open Airwaves
by Brooke Jarvis
Low-power transmitters are making local radio accessible to many. Is this pirate radio or is it serving the public interest?
Compost Toilets and Self-Rule Compost Toilets and Self-Rule
by Madhu Suri Prakash
The ecological toilet is one of today's most hope-filled expressions of people's power. How composting toilets help us take back our power and autonomy.
A Taste of Freedom at Home A Taste of Freedom at Home
by Adam & Kibby MacKinnon
Living their values in a community in Seattle, Adam and Kibby MacKinnon describe how Emma Goldman Finishing School provides a new kind of freedom.
It Took a Village It Took a Village
by Heather Mueller
In Miami, homeless citizens didn’t wait for the city. They created their own home and found dignity and safety.
Can We Talk? Can We Talk?
by Vicki Robin
Conversation Cafés are there to create a space for diverse strangers and neighbors to gather and talk about things of common interest and concern—culture, politics, philosophy and more.
Reclaiming Our Freedom to Learn Reclaiming Our Freedom to Learn
by Gustavo Esteva
Creating alternatives to traditional schools, in Oaxaca they created their own university, "unitierra", where students learn whatever they want to learn, where students are their communities, and learn by apprenticeship.
The Fine Art of Raising a Ruckus The Fine Art of Raising a Ruckus
by Jen Angel
Clowns and puppets, theater and drumbeats—street spectacle carves out space for experiencing a new world.
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