The great wound we face as a species will have to be acknowledged at a depth that most of us have only begun to imagine if we are to carry this wound in a way that leads to planetary healing.
A review of the book Culture Jam, by Kalle Lasn, founder of Adbusters magazine.
What America has just learned, very painfully, is that we have not loved enough. Through our own ignorance, we have helped create a world where desperate people will gladly sign up to be the messengers of death. And now that death and destruction have reached our own shores, we must decide how we are going to respond: with love, or with fear.
Danny Glover, actor, activist, and board member of the Positive Futures Network, has been coming under a hailstorm of attacks based on an incident following a speech he gave at Princeton on November 15.
In the shadow of war, evidence accumulates of changing cultural priorities and a brighter future
The terrorist attack on September 11 momentarily united the world behind an effort to bring the guilty to justice and prevent future terrorist violence. It also focused attention on a defining human choice between justice and vengeance, compassion and violence, and freedom and suppression.
The Compassionate Listening Project is a reconciliation effort based on the ideas of Gene Knudsen Hoffman, a Quaker peacemaker. Participants are trained to listen respectfully to all sides of the conflict, with a goal to build the international constituency for Mideast peace while offering a practical tool for conflict resolution.
For a sundancer and bundle-keeper in the Dakota tradition, the world and the spirit are identical.
Speech given at Princeton considers the fallibility of our justice system and the finality of death.
On September 11, the question we'd set out to address in this issue-Can Love Save the World?-took on a new life-and-death urgency, amid the bombing of Afghanistan, the curtailing of our freedoms in the name of security, and the fear of biological and nuclear warfare. Can love save this broken world? We need an answer now.
Review of Affluenza by John de Graaf, David Wann, Thomas H. Naylor.
A prisoners story of finding a third way, of finding meaning and truth. Sometimes the man who knows the most about hate can tell us the most about love, and the man acquainted with despair can teach us to hope.
Why do we always think we can put an end to killing by waging war? It never works, for reasons that should be obvious.
The Ugly American lives on and he's undermining our chance for peace says this Third World writer.
Ask Annie, household hints and helps
As our understanding of technology matures, we come to realize we have both the right and the obligation to act as citizens, to make conscious choices about research, development, and dissemination of technologies throughout our world.
percentage of the world’s 6 billion people considered indigenous, and more...
Wise policies governing the design and use of a technology can encourage its benign effects and lessen the deleterious ones. Unwise policies can do the opposite. Now is the time to claim civic space in cyberspace and protect the internet from rampant commercialization
Hey, Listen Up! is an eco-literacy project piloted in South Central Los Angeles that showed how technology and environmental content could be taught in a culturally relevant and socially conscious context.
A Precaution Primer, by Nancy Myers and Carolyn Raffensperger. The precautionary principle, or the idea of "forecaring," gives us a way to change our behavior, personally and collectively. It reminds us to acknowledge our mistakes, admit our ignorance, and act with foresight and caution to prevent damage. It also removes the barriers to that kind of precautionary action.
In the US, television is the main thing people do. It's replaced community life, family life, culture. It has replaced the environment. In fact, it has become the environment that people interact with every day. It has become the culture, too-and I'm not talking about so-called popular culture, which sounds, somehow, democratic. This expresses corporate culture, and damned few corporations at that.
its founding in 1987, Hopi Solar Electric has installed photovoltaic systems on more than 300 homes.
The great work challenges us to extend and deepen an awakening cultural consciousness that transforms institutional racism and corporate globalization through a politics of inclusion incorporating a spirit of joy and celebration.
As technology, economy, and culture merge, we transform life to fit the needs of technology rather than creating technologies appropriate to living organisms and ecosystems.
Community choirs accross the US provide a place where people of all backgrounds and abilities can sing together.
This issue of YES! invites you to think more deeply about our collective relationship to technology. Is technology good or bad or morally neutral? Is technological progress inevitable, its direction determined by some force beyond our control? Or is it the result of a series of individual choices—and if so, who is making those choices? According to what criteria?
Examines the policies, technologies, and strategies that could lead the US and the world to a sustainable energy future.
The culture and technologies of the Kankanaey-Igorot people include an agricultural system and community life that has sustained for many generations.
Explores the future of hydrogen fuel cells in transportation and the hydrogen-solar energy cycle as a successor to fossil fuel.
Overview of the State of the Possible retreat sponsored by the Positive Futures Network, bringing together activists working for cultural, social, economic, and political change.
By following designs in nature we can make things that will do what we need done without the harmful waste.
Walden Bello reviews Klein's book on the culture of brand capitalism and the rise of the anti-corporate globalization movement.
The role of the internet in decentralizing and empowering civil society movements
Resource Guide for Technology: Who Chooses
The Bush Administration may not like the Kyoto Protocol, but Seattle is doing all it can to cut down emissions.
David Korten on terrorism, YES! A Journal of Positive Futures,
Keynote speech to the First Annual Earth Charter Community Summit addresses our responsibilities to the community of life and to future generations.