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Superpower? Get Over It

How to Join the Community of Nations

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Issue 46
Summer 2008
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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Smart Security and the End of War :: David Korten on a just foreign policy.

EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION: How to Join the Family of Nations by Sarah van Gelder

New Visions
Solving today’s big problems will take more than a quick fix. These authors offer clarity about the roots of our problems and visions of a better way.
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The Way to a Just Foreign Policy
The United States has some pivotal choices now that its brief time as the world’s sole superpower is drawing to a close. Becoming a good neighbor is one of them.
By John Feffer
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A quick guide to shaving a quarter-trillion dollars off war spending and shifting the U.S. Defense budget back to actual defense.
By Miriam Pemberton
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:: JUST THE FACTS: Foreign Aid vs. Military Spending

World & Community
New models that foster justice, real prosperity, and sustain the Earth’s living systems. How can we bring these models to life and put them to work?
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8 Places to Start
Eight experts’ advice on a new role for the U.S.:
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:: ISRAEL A real pro-Israel policy
:: AFRICA’s oil for Africa
:: CUBA: Family reunions
:: IRAQ: A responsible way out
:: TERRORISM: Try law and dignity
:: IRAN could help us. Really.
:: LATIN AMERICA: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
:: CHINA: Exporting the good life
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People-powered fair trade: homegrown resistance to NAFTA and its successor.
By Wendy Call
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As climate change and shortages loom, will we fight over water or join together to protect it?
By Maude Barlow

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YES! video iconVideo interview from Democracy Now!

The Power of One
Stories of people who find their courage, open their hearts, and discover what it means to be human in today’s world.
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Iraq Veterans Against the War protest. Photo by Joseph O. HolmesHeal the Warrior, Heal the Country
How traumatized veterans can find peace at home.
By Edward Tick
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:: Aidan Delgado, Conscientious Objector
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A Cold Warrior works for abolition.
Interview by Sarah van Gelder
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:: A Powerful Peace
By Jonathan Schell


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Americans who think the feds are making a mess of foreign affairs take matters to their own communities.
By Ben Manski & Karen Dolan

Breaking Open
Humor, story-telling, and the arts—taking you into unexpected spaces where business-as-usual breaks open into new possibilities.
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12 Do-It-Yourself Foreign Policy Heroes
Think foreign policy is just for politicians? These people can change your mind.
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:: Valentines against Debt
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:: A New Palestinian Citizen
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:: Sweet Mother Tour
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:: Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
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:: Fellowship with Iran
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:: Jehane Noujaim
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:: Reality Tours
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:: Seed Banks
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:: Closing Military Bases
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:: Students against Sweatshops
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:: Lisa Schirch, Peacebuilder


YES! Photo iconPhoto essay of Liberia
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YES! photo iconDaily life in Iran
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YES! video iconTED speech launching Pangea Day
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YES! photo iconLife in the Peace Corps in Paraguay
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Compare the Candidates
What’s the promise for Foreign Policy?


Features
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Winona LaDukeWinona LaDuke
On wild rice, wind power, thunder beings, self-reliance, and our covenant with the Creator.
Sarah van Gelder interviews Winona LaDuke

spacer Graphic of money stairsWhat to Do with Your Money During Tough Times
First rule: Don’t panic. How to weather an economic storm and help make the transition to a less crisis-prone future.
By Michael Kramer


Departments
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

COMMENTARY
:: Be Kind, Not Nice. By Akaya Windwood

SIGNS OF LIFE
:: Green Jobs Take Off
:: Iraq Memorials
:: Counting the Popular Vote
:: Towns Rein in Corporate Power
:: Health Care for All


PEOPLE WE LOVE
:: Carol Bebelle
:: Don Cheadle
:: Tom Szaky
:: Ava Lowery
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YES! video iconHomemade anti-war videos

UPDATE :: YES! STORIES REVISITED
:: B.C. Logging Victory 11 years later
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YES! photo iconGreat Bear Rainforest photo essay

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QUOTE PAGE:
Cento for Peace
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READERS FORUM

FROM THE PUBLISHER
America Can Change
By Fran Korten

THE PAGE THAT COUNTS

YES! BUT HOW?

CARTOON CAPTION

NETWORK NEWS

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DISCUSSION GUIDE
RESOURCE GUIDE

IN REVIEW
:: Jim Hightower Swims Against the Current
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YES! audio iconListen to Chapter 14: The Politics of Fun
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:: Toxic Exposures
:: Shopping Our Way to Safety

YES! MUSIC PICKS
:: Sleep Through the Static
:: Afriki
:: An Ancient Muse
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YES! FILM PICKS
:: Mirrors of Privilege
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