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Questions for Students: Bringing Biodiesel from Colorado to Colombia

Questions for reflection and discussion from the article "Bringing Biodiesel from Colorado to Colombia"

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Questions for Students: Earth Charter

Questions for Students for the article “Earth Charter” YES!

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presente! a radio station barn raising

When farmworkers needed a way to reach one another, they invited activists nationwide for a radio barn raising.

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Letter from the Editor

We focus on the media in this issue of YES! because it is clear that democracy cannot function when diverse, critical perspectives are excluded from the public conversation, nor when entire populations are absent from or mischaracterized in the popular media.

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YES! But How? :: Privacy, Slugs, Recycling Cards, and Glasses

Protecting privacy, nontoxic slug disposal, unwanted bulk mail, reusing greeting cards, and recycling old glasses

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Media That Set Us Free Discussion Guide

Why in the midst of this information glut are we not getting the information we need? What does this mean for our democracy? More questions like these . . .

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Bill Moyers

Some journalists are stubbornly pursuing the truth despite growing media monopolies, government secrecy, ideology, and public relations spin doctors—but it’s getting tougher

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The Lost Art of Dropping By

The Lost Art of Dropping By by Patrisia Gonzales - creating neighborliness.

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Rehearsing with Gods

Since the 1960s, Bread & Puppet Theater has come to life in urban street protests and remote farmlands, awakening in audiences a sense of wonder, solidarity, and a recollection of life’s essentials.

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The Fragrance of Faith: the Enlightened Heart of Islam by Jamal Rahman

A book as important as Jamal Rahman's The Fragrance of Faith needs to be recommended with as much grace as possible for it contains precious reminders that the spiritual teachings of Islam are as filled with compassion as they can be.

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Going Home

One tribe took a chance on inviting a coalition of native and non-native people to help them win back their ancient village site and the home of Chief Seattle.

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Pranksters Sink the WTO

Pranksters (YES Men) impersonate WTO spokesmen and declare the demise of the World Trade Organization.

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Discussion Guide for Healing and Resistance

November 2 dashed the hopes of millions. After an election that stirred such passions, how do we move forward as a nation? In this issue, we look at the fractures underlying our present social landscape, the new fears and old scars, and how we can heal them. How can we resist these destructive spirals? How can we overturn ancient patterns of harm? What sources of healing are within and around us?

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People Power

Renewing the American Experiment: A Post Election Reflection

Our reform agenda:1. Voter Rights: Guaranteed right to vote for all citizens. 2. Clean Elections: Public financing of elections. 3. Fair Access: free airtime 4. Open Debates 5. Equal Representation: Introduce proportional representation. 6. Voter Choice: Introduce instant runoff voting. 7. Equal Voice: Abolish the Electoral College 8. Electoral Integrity: nonpartisan election administration. 9. Human Rights: Are for people, not corporations.

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Insisting on Peace in Colombia

The indigenous peoples, peasants, and urban youth of Colombia are declaring themselves off limits to the region's longest running war.

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A Media Movement is Catching On

Here’s a question that haunts me: If we had a vibrant, decentralized media system in this country, would we have gone to war in Iraq?

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The Page that Counts :: Winter 2005

Percent of the nation’s poor who live in the suburbs: . . . .

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The Warriors Who Turned to Peace

John Mohawk discusses what we can learn from the legacy of Haudenosaunee peace making: peace is the result of righteousness, reason, and power.

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Finding a Way Home

Help for veterans returning home from Iraq. How have they been changed by their experience?

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Spare the Rod

It's not coincidental that throughout history the most violently despotic and warlike societies have been those in which violence, or the threat of violence, is used to maintain domination of parent over child and man over woman.

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A Life Lived Whole

What happens when people refuse to live a lie?

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Love and Resistance in Wartime: An Interview with Chris Hedges

A veteran war correspondent draws on his years in chaotic war zones to reflect on what the young men and women fighting in Iraq face as they return home, and what war trauma means for all of us.

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A Phoenix from the Ashes

Our youth, our natural world, our neighbors—all are treated as expendables. What we need is a joining of movements based on valuing all life.

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Letter from the Editor

I hope this issue will nourish you and give you gifts of hope and resistance to take into the next stage of our common work.

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The Page That Counts :: Fall 2004

Amount that Catholic clergy in Europe, the U.S., and Canada pay clergy in India to perform a ritual prayer request: . . .

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YES! But How? :: Broken Office Equipment

Recycling office equipment, Microwave vs conventional ovens, Radioactive smoke alarms, Socially responsible investing

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Letter from the Editor

But I now see that petroleum products permeate every aspect of my life, from the petrochemicals that make industrial agriculture possible to the plastics that make up the keyboard I’m using. Can we live without oil? Can I?

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The Page That Counts :: Summer 2004

Rank of Nigeria among the world’s nations for percent of citizens reporting that they are happy . . .

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Leadership Without Easy Answers

Ron Heifetz here presents two versions of a speech George Bush might have made on drug problems in America. The first version, essentially as Bush gave it, shows the "technical fix." The second, which Heifetz believes reflects an "adaptive" leadership style preferred by some Bush staff, encourages people to take responsiblility for change. "We need to help politicians learn how to challenge citizens, without losing their political career," Heifetz says.

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No Easy Answers

an interview with Ron Heifitz by Steve Boyd

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Yearning for Balance

In 1995, the Merck Family Fund commissioned The Harwood Group, a public issues research and innovations firm, to study citizen perspectives on the issue of consumption.

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