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Talking Points

Covers principles to invoke in the debate on how to respond to terrorism, including protecting the innocent, upholding American values, avoiding military escalation, and promoting international cooperation.

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A World Out of Touch With Itself:

Tikkun Magazine editor explores how terror is the quintessential act of dehumanization and not recognizing the sanctity of others, and a visible symbol of a world increasingly irrational and out of control.

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How To Defeat Bin Laden

The campaign against bin Laden is best pursued as an international criminal matter rather than as a military campaign.

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Or Are We Going To War

Commentary: Or are we going to war? by Tamim Ansary. Reflections on the war in Afghanistan by an Afghani resident of the U.S.

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Graphics to Download

Various size images of Justice not Vengeance Flag, and Earth Injury Flag.

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Letter from the Editor

IF we can reclaim the rights to the commons and accept the responsibilities of stewardship, we can protect the living vitality of planet Earth.

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The Page That Counts :: Summer 2001

Number of dollar bills taken from 12 US cities that tested positive for traces of cocaine, and more...

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Book Review - Rosa Parks by Douglas Brinkley

Historian Douglas Brinkley, also the author of award-winning biographies of Jimmy Carter and Franklin D. Roosevelt, reveals the difficult decisions that educated Parks politically and empowered her not only to say “no” on December 1, 1955, but to give permission for her “no” to become the basis for a constitutional challenge. Reviewed by Grace Lee Boggs.

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Space War Or Space Peace

Will the Bush administration put weapons in space? We hope not.

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The Hidden Commons

What is the commons, and how is it valued?

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Dream of a Ridiculous Man

A story of Patrick Lydon and the Camphill Communities.

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Where There's a Way

Where there's a way, by Michael M'Gonigle. Global Trade Agreements are just the latest way local communities are losing control over the surrounding forests and the watersheds. If there was a way to reclaim the commons, might there also be a political will?

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What's Your Share

Jim Merkel, What's your share? by Jim Merkel. A tool to measure our ecological footprints.

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Just So Much And No More

Just So Much and No More, by Donella Meadows. We don't get to choose which laws, those of the economy or those of the Earth, will ultimately prevail. We can choose which ones we will personally live under — and whether to make our economic laws consistent with planetary ones, or to find out what happens if we don't.

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Great Commons of the World

Great commons of the World, by Kari McGinnis. Commons are places where people gather and community blossoms. Examines the qualities that make a good commons and describes some of the best in the world.

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A Tribute to Donella Meadows

A Tribute to Donella Meadows, by Fran Korten. Donnella Meadows is remembered as a woman dedicated to helping us learn to live within the limits to growth.

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What To Do When Corporations Rule the World

What to do when Corporations Rule the World, an interview with David Korten by Sarah van Gelder. Authors converse about threats to democracy and the environment posed by corporate globalization.

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Second Chance For Black Farmers

A recent class-action suit by black farmers against the USDA fails to stem the loss of land by African American farmers.

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Discussion Guide: Reclaiming the Commons

This guide is designed to provide a starting point for your discussion of some of the issues explored in the Summer 2001 issue of YES! magazine.

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The Cornucopia of the Commons

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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Sky Trust

Sky Trust, by Peter Barnes. Carbon permits could reduce carbon emissions while returning benefits to individuals and rewarding conservation.

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Thirst For Justice

Thirst for Justice, by Maude Barlow. Privatization of Bolivia's water supply fails in the face of protest, and a local coallition takes on water distribution.

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The Sound And the Furious

The Sound and the Furious, by Corinne Asturias. How silence is good for commons and noise pollution invades every refuge.

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YES! But How? :: Glass, Plastic, or Aluminum, Bike Chains

Drink Containers, eco friendly bicycle chain lubricants, moss control, live sustainably, homemade toothpaste, natural insect repellent, garlic and garden pests, moth repellent and sticky stickers.

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A Tale of Three Cities

A Tale of Three Cities, by Rachel Brahinsky. Cautionary tales from California highlight the need for reform in the energy industry and in energy policy.

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Book Review - When Healing Becomes a Crime: by Kenny Ausubel

When Healing Becomes a Crime: The amazing story of the Hoxsey cancer clinics and the return of alternative therapies

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