In Planet Dialectics, Wolfgang Sachs repeatedly asks the nagging question: "Whose development and of what?"
Navajo Nation revises criminal code, reduces sentences, and requires peacemaking.
Cathrine Sneed describes the development of the Horticulture Program for Inmates and the Garden Project employing former inmates.
Women inmates describe prison life and the impact of a support group that provides an emotional and creative outlet.
Roy describes the development of a victim empathy class for prisoners in Oregon and it's impact on inmates.
Resources around restorative justice and reconciliation.
Reader Stories and Letters in response the "Is It Time to Close the Prisons" Issue.
Survey of prison reform. Prisons that Work. Adapted from "A Model Prison," by Robert Worth, from Atlantic Monthly November 1995; "Prison without Walls," by Jim Merkel, from In Context, Spring 1994; and "Politically Correct Punishment" by Jeffrey Banner, Mother Jones' MoJo Wire, March 2000.
Sister Helen's work with Patrick Sonnier and her campaign against the death penalty.
Bill Pelke forgives his grandmother's killer and works with Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation to oppose the death penalty.
Corporations promote prision privatization around the world and may use the World Trade Organization to open new markets.
Why does the "home of the free" lock up 2 million men, women, boys, and girls-most of them people of color?
Children protest the scheduled execution of Reggie Lewis and march against capital punishment. Poetry.
Mohave Creation Song cycle describes relation of the Mohave to their land and helps prevent Ward Valley from becoming a nuclear waste dump.
In 1990 Boston had 152 killings; in 1999, the number had fallen to 30, not one of them a juvenile. Boston's nationally acclaimed approach to stemming gang violence and youth crime is examined.
Involving victims in the criminal justice system can lead to healing, community empowerment, and fewer repeated offenses.
Two perspectives on a talking circle about racism held following the WTO protests in Seattle.
the War on Drugs: the social cost of the drug war and the people in and out of the criminal justice system who are calling for an end to war.
Have you, or has someone close to you, spent time in jail or prison? What was the experience like? How did it change you/them?
Eco-design resources for making a green workplace.
The Time Dollar Youth Court in Washington, D.C. for first time juvenile offenders aims to keep first offenders from becoming hardened criminals.
Household Chemicals, Worm Bins, and Composting.
Industrial agriculture is a parody of the life-sustaining farming practiced over thousands of years. But there are signs of new life.
Organizations, ideas, books, and websites on life sustaining gardening, agriculture, and food
Percentage of Americans who would be comfortable buying a used car from George W. Bush, and more...
Segal shows that now, perhaps for the first time in history, it is possible to create a society where all people can live simply but gracefully, with time for the things that really matter – deep friendships and relationships, a beautiful and clean environment, and freedom from fear and insecurity. All that is needed is the political will.
Ideas for green grass alternatives, fluorescent lights and natural moth repellents. If you're searching for practical ways to live sustainably, just ask us.
YES! A Journal of Positive Futures, summer 2000: food for life, a possible future: 2010, by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
A geneticist says biotech experiments should be done in the lab - not on people or on fragile ecosystems
YES! A Journal of Positive Futures: A conscious revolution
Bruce Silverglade of the Center for Science in the Public Interest got himself invited to a day-long high-level seminar entitled, After Seattle: Restoring Momentum to the WTO. Here is an excerpt from his fly-on-the-wall report.
Small farms are far more productive, are more efficient, and promote regional economic development