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Liberate Your Space

Don't ask for change. Be the change.

 

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Issue 44
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Editor's Introduction: Taking Freedom to the Streets 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.

Live Free—Do It Yourself
As the powerful continue to lead toward war, poverty, and eco-shock, people around the world create enclaves of freedom and the seeds of a new era.
By Sarah van Gelder & Doug Pibel

The Fine Art of Raising a Ruckus
Clowns and puppets, theater, and drumbeats—street spectacle carves out space for experiencing a new world.
By Jen Angel
:: Sharing Food, Breaking the Law

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?

Reclaiming Our
Freedom to Learn

What if education were "the leisurely practice of free people," instead of cramming for tests?
By Gustavo Esteva
It Took a Village
Priced out of Miami's housing market, homeless citizens built their own village, and with it, safety and dignity.
By Heather Mueller
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Building Autonomy,
One Co-op at a Time

Thousands built each others' homes and became political -activists.
By Michael Fox
:: 22-Story Squat

 

World Social Forum
at Your Doorstep

It's happening everywhere
this year.
By Lilja Otto
:: Colombian Peace
Village

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.

Zen, Busking & Anarchy
The cello as a tool for liberation.
By Parke Burgess
:: Ladyfest
:: MySpace Music Revolution
:: Hip Hop: "Voice of the Voiceless"

Being the Change:
In Gandhi's Footsteps

An activist's journey back to traditional ways.
By Manish Jain
:: Compost Toilets
Pirates on the
Open Airwaves

Corporate-speak or the people's airwaves? Meet the buccaneers of bandwidth.
By Brooke Jarvis
About the Cover:
Photo illustration based on graffiti artist Banksy's famous Balloon Girl stencil in Old London. This 2004 stencil has since been obliterated. Meanwhile, Banksy’s works are selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Breaking Open
Humor, story-telling, and the artstaking you into unexpected spaces where business-as-usual breaks open into new possibilities.

Hot for Burning Man
Pyrotechnic orgy or initiation of a new era?
By Charles Shaw
:: Can We Talk?

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:: Conversation Cafe Guidelines

 

A Taste of Freedom at Home
Egalitarian life in the city.
By Adam & Kibby MacKinnon
:: Grow Food on Your Roof
:: Dutch Traffic Calming

On Critical Mass and the First Amendment
What do bicycles have to do with the Boston Tea Party?
By Reverend Billy

How to Do It Yourself
Walkouts, guerrilla gardening, squats—a beginners' guide to opening space.
By Lilja Otto

Features

It's Time to Stop the War Ourselves
It hasn't been enough to be right about the war or to be in the majority. To stop this war—and the next one—we need to reclaim our proud tradition of "people power." By Aimee Allison and David Solnit
:: Slamming Shut the War Chest


Acupuncture for All
With increasing numbers of people unable to afford health care, these community practitioners are making acupuncture accessible.
By Pamela O’Malley Chang

Our Best Hopes for Election ’08
Climate change, war, civil liberties, povertyissues Americans care passionately about. But can they get the candidates' attention? Sarah van Gelder interviews Rep. Barbara Lee, Bill McKibben,
Chris Hedges, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Mark Ritchie, and Cheri Honkala
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

READERS FORUM
::Readers Comments on Corporations Issue

SIGNS OF LIFE
:: Indigenous Victory
:: Seattle Goes Zero-Waste,
:: A Future for Coal?
:: San Francisco's Health Care for All
:: The Fate of Fake News

PEOPLE WE LOVE
:: Conrad Honicker
:: Anita Roddick
:: César Lopez
:: Sophia Rabliauskas

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CARTOON CAPTION

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NETWORK NEWS

FROM THE PUBLISHER
You Can't Outsource a Relationship
by Fran Korten

MASTHEAD

QUOTE PAGE: Paul Goodman

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DISCUSSION GUIDE

COMMENTARY
:: Frances Moore Lappé
:: Jonathan Rowe

IN REVIEW
BOOKS, MUSIC & FILM
:: Climate Catastrophe
:: Revolutionary Jesus
:: Branded
:: Pete Seeger

YES! PICKS
:: Girl In the War
:: Living Like a Refugee
:: Versatile Heart
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