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Stand Up to Corporate Power

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Citizen movements are proving that we can take on corporate power, and together build a future that works for all life.

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YES Magazine Stand up to Corporate Power Issue 43 Issue 43 Theme Section: Corporations
Theme Guide:
Corporations

Editor's Introduction: We the People, Rising 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.

Who Will Rule?
We the People vs. the Corporate Giants—it’s the power struggle of our time. At stake: control of our health care, our energy future, our quality of life, and our planet.
By Michael Marx & Marjorie Kelly
Historic Scorecard

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A Call for a Global Movement to Bring Corporations Back Under Control: The Strategic Corporate Initiative
Living Wealth: Better Than Money
To serve money or to serve life—that is the question that will determine the sort of world future generations will inherit.
By David Korten

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10 Signs of Hope: Stories of Action and Change We Didn't Hear About in 2006-7
An excerpt from the book "Censored 2008"
By Project Censored



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?

Communities Take Power
How small-town citizens are claiming the right to govern themselves by challenging laws stacked in favor of corporations.
By Doug Pibel
Democracy, Unlimited
Elections are no longer for sale in Humboldt County, where voters stopped outside corporations from buying influence.
By Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap


Campaign Finance Reform and More
Clean elections. Voter choice. A free Internet. Some keys to democracy.
By Charlie Cray

 

7 Cool Companies
Check out the best alternatives to corporations and the coolest places to work.
By Gar Alperovitz, Steve Dubb & Ted Howard

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.

Who’s Standing Up?
A finance minister, a mother, a union president, a pastor, and others in the surprising range of people resisting corporate power.


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Americans Who Tell the Truth
An online slide show of portraits of Americans by New England artist Robert Shetterly.

5 Ways to Get Free
Buy local, ride a bike, support your local bookstore, and other good and better ways to break free of corporate rule.

Resource Guide
Learn how you can be part of the movement to end corporate rule.

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Corporation Film Resources

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

Common Knowledge
Where you learn how to make your community safe for democracy.
By Jeff Kaplan

 

Protecting Our Commons
Keeping the air, the water, the Internet and other commons out of corporate hands and in our own.
By Sarah van Gelder & Doug Pibel

Extraordinary Women
Photo essay from "Women Empowered" by Phil Borges. Women from Africa, southeast Asia, and South America who overcame their circumstances to improve their lives and the lives of others.

About the Cover
Photo by Channing Johnson
Barnstead resident Gail Darrell Joined forces with Selectmen Gordon Preston and Jack O'Neill to protect the town's water.

Features

U.S. Social Forum: We Saw Another World in Atlanta
More than 10,000 young people, people of color, homeless people, activists of all sorts came to the U.S. Social Forum
By Sarah van Gelder

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USSF Photo Essay

My Year of Eating Local: Zucchini Wars
A veritable Stonehenge of summer squashes; how many ways can one family put them to creative use?
By Barbara Kingsolver
Not Your Grandfather’s SDS
Young and old activists find each other and discover the power of reaching across generations.
By Joshua Kahn Russell
SDS

Departments

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

READERS FORUM

SIGNS OF LIFE
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The Progressive Majority

PEOPLE WE LOVE
:: Kelydra Welcker
:: Rev. Todd Eklof
:: Lauren Jacobs
:: Corbin Harney

QUOTE PAGE: Judy Wicks

THE PAGE THAT COUNTS

CARTOON CAPTION

YES! BUT HOW?

RESOURCE GUIDE

NO COMMENT

JUST THE FACTS

NETWORK NEWS

FROM THE PUBLISHER
Don't Give Away the Sky
by Fran Korten

MASTHEAD

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DISCUSSION GUIDE

COMMENTARY
:: An Honorable Way Out of Iraq
:: Cooperative Cowboys of the Old West

IN REVIEW
:: Why Good Things
Happen to Good People

:: Women Empowered
:: Gaia Girls
:: Personal Safety Nets

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