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YES! But How? :: Toxic Cosmetics

Toxic Cosmetics, Septic Tank vs Sewer, Recycling CDs, Microwave Safety

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Hope

Darrin Burgess reviews "Hope Dies Last" and "The Impossible Will Take a Little While"

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The Green Belt Movement :: The Story of Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai, founder of Kenya's Green Belt Movement, recently won the Nobel Peace Prize. Her message: Peace is founded in healthy ecosystems, access to natural resources, and democracy.

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The Page That Counts :: Spring 2005

Weight of the moose that ran off a cliff in Norway and landed on Leo Henriksen’s Mazda. . .

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Who's the Expert

Diversity of On-air sources for news broadcasts

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Speaking for Ourselves

Young people in Oakland wanted to talk about real solutions to the poverty, racism, and powerlessness that they grew up with—but all the city’s hip-hop radio station offered was violence and mind-numbing entertainment

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Remain Firm, Clear, Compassionate

Our country, our government is us and it needs our help

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The Work Ahead: Start a Dialogue; Take a Stand

National Council of Churches is rolling out study materials on the current state of world affairs.

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The Work Ahead: Make Time for Bread and Roses

Take Back Your Time. We need more time for the things that matter most.

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The Work Ahead: Challenge Low-Wage Globalization

What is the work ahead? We need to have an economic message that challenges the destructive force of the global economy.

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The Work Ahead: Build the Alliances

Create a non-party political movement with an agenda grounded in a vision of a just and sustainable future for all.

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The Work Ahead: Adopt the Language of Hope

If we want peace, if we don’t want to live with regrets and in despair, then we must adopt not the language of fear, but the language of hope and dreams. To invoke a Puerto Rican expression: pa’lante. Forward.

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The Work Ahead: A New Strategic Vision for Progressives

Progressives need to take the time to create and articulate a vision that will withstand the test of time and transcend two-, four- and six-year election cycles.

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The Work Ahead: Create Community

Frame the issues: Americans are ready for a far more powerful frame grounded in what we intuitively know—that we are all in this together. We call it the “strong communities” frame.

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It Takes a Community Media Center

The Community Media Center (CMC) was founded in 1981 as Grand Rapids Cable Access Center (known as GRTV). It is one of the first public access stations in the nation to expand beyond public access television to provide a range of media tools, training and transmission options for community members and nonprofit organizations. Among them, the five affiliates offer numerous projects and services.

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If You’re Not Making Television, It’s Making You

Kids learn to make media at GRTV. They make websites, and develop and deliver curriculum on media literacey and voting.

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Questions for Students: Bringing Biodiesel from Colorado to Colombia

Questions for reflection and discussion from the article "Bringing Biodiesel from Colorado to Colombia"

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Questions for Students: Earth Charter

Questions for Students for the article “Earth Charter” YES!

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presente! a radio station barn raising

When farmworkers needed a way to reach one another, they invited activists nationwide for a radio barn raising.

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Letter from the Editor

We focus on the media in this issue of YES! because it is clear that democracy cannot function when diverse, critical perspectives are excluded from the public conversation, nor when entire populations are absent from or mischaracterized in the popular media.

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YES! But How? :: Privacy, Slugs, Recycling Cards, and Glasses

Protecting privacy, nontoxic slug disposal, unwanted bulk mail, reusing greeting cards, and recycling old glasses

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Media That Set Us Free Discussion Guide

Why in the midst of this information glut are we not getting the information we need? What does this mean for our democracy? More questions like these . . .

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Bill Moyers

Some journalists are stubbornly pursuing the truth despite growing media monopolies, government secrecy, ideology, and public relations spin doctors—but it’s getting tougher

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The Lost Art of Dropping By

The Lost Art of Dropping By by Patrisia Gonzales - creating neighborliness.

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Rehearsing with Gods

Since the 1960s, Bread & Puppet Theater has come to life in urban street protests and remote farmlands, awakening in audiences a sense of wonder, solidarity, and a recollection of life’s essentials.

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The Fragrance of Faith: the Enlightened Heart of Islam by Jamal Rahman

A book as important as Jamal Rahman's The Fragrance of Faith needs to be recommended with as much grace as possible for it contains precious reminders that the spiritual teachings of Islam are as filled with compassion as they can be.

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Going Home

One tribe took a chance on inviting a coalition of native and non-native people to help them win back their ancient village site and the home of Chief Seattle.

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Pranksters Sink the WTO

Pranksters (YES Men) impersonate WTO spokesmen and declare the demise of the World Trade Organization.

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Discussion Guide for Healing and Resistance

November 2 dashed the hopes of millions. After an election that stirred such passions, how do we move forward as a nation? In this issue, we look at the fractures underlying our present social landscape, the new fears and old scars, and how we can heal them. How can we resist these destructive spirals? How can we overturn ancient patterns of harm? What sources of healing are within and around us?

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