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A Phoenix from the Ashes

Our youth, our natural world, our neighbors—all are treated as expendables. What we need is a joining of movements based on valuing all life.

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Letter from the Editor

I hope this issue will nourish you and give you gifts of hope and resistance to take into the next stage of our common work.

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The Page That Counts :: Fall 2004

Amount that Catholic clergy in Europe, the U.S., and Canada pay clergy in India to perform a ritual prayer request: . . .

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YES! But How? :: Broken Office Equipment

Recycling office equipment, Microwave vs conventional ovens, Radioactive smoke alarms, Socially responsible investing

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Letter from the Editor

But I now see that petroleum products permeate every aspect of my life, from the petrochemicals that make industrial agriculture possible to the plastics that make up the keyboard I’m using. Can we live without oil? Can I?

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The Page That Counts :: Summer 2004

Rank of Nigeria among the world’s nations for percent of citizens reporting that they are happy . . .

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Leadership Without Easy Answers

Ron Heifetz here presents two versions of a speech George Bush might have made on drug problems in America. The first version, essentially as Bush gave it, shows the "technical fix." The second, which Heifetz believes reflects an "adaptive" leadership style preferred by some Bush staff, encourages people to take responsiblility for change. "We need to help politicians learn how to challenge citizens, without losing their political career," Heifetz says.

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No Easy Answers

an interview with Ron Heifitz by Steve Boyd

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Yearning for Balance

In 1995, the Merck Family Fund commissioned The Harwood Group, a public issues research and innovations firm, to study citizen perspectives on the issue of consumption.

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Democracy In the Woods

During the winter of 1992-93, two men on opposite sides of the Timber Wars in the Feather River watershed began a conversation that eventually included others and continues to this day. One, a self-described "environmental wacko" lawyer. The other, a county supervisor, businessman, and timber industry advocate. They knew it was time to stop the decay that was spreading throughout their communities. Their conversation spread like wildfire.

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The Great Divide: Prospects for an Integral Culture

All the ingredients are in place for a new "integral" culture, according to researcher Paul Ray. Some 44 million in the US alone are people Paul Ray has identified as "Cultural Creatives," through his public opinion research. This article is adapted from his report to the Fetzer Institute and the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and from an article on the report that appeared in the Noetic Sciences Review.

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Can We Live Without Oil? Discussion Guide

Whether it’s 10 years or 50 years, we must start making significant changes to the way we power our lives if children born in 2004 are to have safe, reliable, and sustainable energy sources.

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Letter from the Editor

What sets apart those who are making a difference is their clarity and courage. Even in a time when fear rules our lives and radically changes our society, these people don’t lose sight of another way.

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Reclamando a America - Reclaiming America

Desde la guerra de Vietnam no he aceptado "Americano" como mi identidad. Aunque soy psicólogo, facilitador de reuniones y guía de ceremonia chicano quien ha prestado asistencia en solunción comunitaria de problemas y planificación estratégica por Norte America y en el extranjero, nunca he sentido que los Estados Unidos fuera mi comunidad, y nunca del todo ofrecí mis servicios, mi sabiduría y energía a "America."

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One Easy Solution for Democracy

One Easy Solution for Democracy - In this nail-biter of an election, the third-party “spoiler” effect could be devastating. But there’s a simple solution: Instant Runoff Voting

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COMPASSIONATE LISTENING and Other Writings

A book about re-establishing relationships among those in conflict as a form of reconciliation.

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Campaigning for Time

"Take Back Your Time" movement and a free-time agenda.

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Authority to Postpone Vote Considered

Bush administration officials were examining a proposal that would allow elections to be postponed or cancelled in the event of a terrorist attack.

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Vote Efforts in High Gear

Organizations across the country are taking extraordinary measures to motivate eligible voters to turn out in November.

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Mercury in Vaccines Rejected

Iowa became the first state to ban the mercury-based preservative Thimerosal from vaccines in May.

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September Is For Democracy

How to preserve democracy—coming to a library near you.

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A Coalition for Survival

One of the most unreported stories this year was the March for Women’s Lives, which brought over a million people to the streets of the nation’s capital. Even less reported was that women of color played a leading role in the event’s success.

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Nuclear Power is the Only Green Solution

The creator of the Gaia hypothesis says if we are to avert the ravages of climate chaos, we must go nuclear.

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Nuclear is No Solution

Nuclear energy could be a worse climate polluter than oil.

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