A study of the areas surrounding nuclear power plants has found that rates of infant death and childhood cancer drop dramatically after the plants close. Rates dropped by 17 percent on average, and in one case, infant deaths and childhood cancers dropped by a full 42 percent.
A dying man thought he’d spend his last days cleaning a small creek behind his house. Did he save the creek? Or was it the creek that saved him?
As an era of extinctions unfolds, the dawning understanding of its links to our own health could energize a movement to save us all
Fran Korten's column, Walking Our Talk.
Immigrant deportions, NSEERS, National Security Entry Exit Registration System, immigrant rights, Pramila Jayapal
In one village, kids grew up normally, but nearby, children had trouble catching a ball, drawing a picture, remembering a color. What made the difference?
An indigenous people at the tip of South America reclaims health, culture, and the vitality of the land.
women are mobilizing to find the causes of breast cancer, phase out chemicals that cause cancer, enforce environmental protection laws, eliminate the use of harmful chemicals. The Breast Cancer Fund.
Until minutes before the deadline, no none knew if a proposed world criminal court could win needed support. It won by a landslide, and its creation opens new possibilities for the rule of law to replace the rule of fear and violence.
Questions like: Who in your own life has experienced serious illness? What has it been like for those close to that person? What obligation do we have to keep an environment clean for other people?
What if house cleaning weren’t a thankless, low-paid, toxic job? Mayda Iglesias co-founded a cooperative that does eco-friendly cleaning. Business is great, her clients are happy, her health has improved, and her leadership is widely recognized.
"The Seed Lady of Watts" is getting fresh food into an area better known for its toxics and poverty
Household hints and helps, living off the grid, sustainable burials, alternatives to plywood roof decking, greywater on gardens, and reusing envelopes.
Nane Alexandrez returned from Vietnam to a community struggling with drugs, violence, and poverty. Determined to reach young people with alternatives to violence, he started Barrios Unidos. but to succeed, he found he had to confront his own addiction.
Resources for Reflection and Action - Connecting with others to learn more and to make your views known
What religous leaders, poets, veterans and others are saying about going to war with Iraq
Voices from the YES! Magazine archives on War, Iraq, and Envisioning a Better Way
Do Iraqis want an American invasion to free them from Saddam Hussein?
We can choose a path of patient and compassionate justice that respects life, the rights of the innocent, and the rule of law in a cooperative international effort to bring the guilty to justice, as we simultaneously work to bring justice to the world by creating a world that works for all.
In September 2002, President Bush unveiled a new military strategy that supports US right to preemptive strikes.
More on the cost of war. Human costs, military costs, environmental costs
Talking points created for United for Peace and Justice. We cannot accept the legitimacy of killing potentially hundreds of thousands of Iraqis to prevent an unknown speculative future threat.
Ten questions Americans are asking in the run-up to war with Iraq.
Sikhs, Somalis, Arabs, Latinos, people whose lives have changed since September 11, 2001, gather in Seattle to tell their stories of fear and humiliation—stories that echo the Japanese internments . Immigrant injustices since Septermber 11. Erosion of constitutional rights.
Opposition to Iraq Invasion Builds,California Delivers for Families & the Earth, Mayan Justice Returns to Guatemala, South Dakota Backs Family Farmers, World Summit Takes on Corporations, Settlement Favors Saipan Workers, Unocal Can Be Sued for Atrocities, says Judge, Grocery Chain Goes Green, Report calls GMOs a “Disaster” for Farmers
Democracy is an unfinished project. Our challenge today is to include those who have been excluded, to reclaim our precious democracy from the corrupting influence of big money, and to deepen our democratic processes.
Media for the People- Ricardo "Kool Aid" Chavez, Desiree Evans, Megan Rowling, Jonathan Lawson, Jeff Chester and Gary O. Larson
campaign finance reform and free airtime for candidates
Spirit in Action: Create a collective vision; Take time for community, and bring spirit into our work for change.
clean elections: How can we rid our election system of the corrupting influence of big money and welcome in third parties?
an interview with Vandana Shiva, about seed saving, cultural insecurity, economic insecurity in India, hope
Surveillance Camera Players, SCP, retaining privacy, Street Performances challenging surveillance technologies