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The War Against Ourselves

A career army officer went to the Gulf to bring US soldiers safely through nuclear, chemical, and biological warfare. What he experienced convinced him that war is obsolete an interview with Major Doug Rokke

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Principles of Environmental Justice

Declaration from the People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit.

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The Page That Counts :: Spring 2003

Estimated number of times an average American is videotaped per day, and more...

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Health Hunger And Hunting

a story of a vegetarian who learned how to hunt on his land. He developed his own personal ecology, which included eating locally and responsible hunting.

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When Nuclear Plants Close, Infant Deaths And Childhood Cancers Drop

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.

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Restoring Nature, Restoring Yourself

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?

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Surviving the Great Dying

As an era of extinctions unfolds, the dawning understanding of its links to our own health could energize a movement to save us all

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Detentions Spark Protests

Immigrant deportions, NSEERS, National Security Entry Exit Registration System, immigrant rights, Pramila Jayapal

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Kids And Chemicals

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?

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Keeping the Balance

An indigenous people at the tip of South America reclaims health, culture, and the vitality of the land.

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The Whispering Is Over

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.

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This Is What Justice Looks Like

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.

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Discussion Guide :: Our Planet, Our Selves- environment and health

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?

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Eco-clean Homes

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.

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Seeds of Justice, Seeds of Hope

"The Seed Lady of Watts" is getting fresh food into an area better known for its toxics and poverty

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YES! But How? :: Off the Grid

Household hints and helps, living off the grid, sustainable burials, alternatives to plywood roof decking, greywater on gardens, and reusing envelopes.

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Urban Peacemaker

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.

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Resources for Reflection and Action

Resources for Reflection and Action - Connecting with others to learn more and to make your views known

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Is It Right?

What religous leaders, poets, veterans and others are saying about going to war with Iraq

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War Costs

Bumper sticker by Dan Kowalski.

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Saying Yes! to Peace

Voices from the YES! Magazine archives on War, Iraq, and Envisioning a Better Way

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Waiting for War

Do Iraqis want an American invasion to free them from Saddam Hussein?

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From Empire to Earth Community

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.

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More on What Is the Bush Doctrine

In September 2002, President Bush unveiled a new military strategy that supports US right to preemptive strikes.

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More on What Would It Cost To Go To War?

More on the cost of war. Human costs, military costs, environmental costs

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Prayers and Poems

A selection of prayers and poems on Iraq

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There is no Basis for War

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.

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Speaking for Justice

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.

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Indicators

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

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Letter from the Editor

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.

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Talking Back: Media for the People

Media for the People- Ricardo "Kool Aid" Chavez, Desiree Evans, Megan Rowling, Jonathan Lawson, Jeff Chester and Gary O. Larson

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