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The Meaning of Seattle: Truth Only Becomes True Through Action The Meaning of Seattle: Truth Only Becomes True Through Action
by Walden Bello
WTO+10: Before 1999, the momentum of globalization seemed to sweep everything in front of it, including the truth. But in Seattle, ordinary women and men made truth real with collective action.
Last Mountain Standing: Coal River Valley Residents Fight for Wind Farm Last Mountain Standing: Coal River Valley Residents Fight for Wind Farm
by Jed Grubbs
The last intact mountain in West Virginia's Coal River Valley is slated for mountaintop removal coal mining. Local residents have other ideas.
Slow Money: Bringing Money Down to Earth Slow Money: Bringing Money Down to Earth
by Brooke Jarvis
Is there such a thing as money that's too fast? Slow Money founder Woody Tasch says yes, and he's trying to slow money down by connecting investors to their local economies.
Poverty, Global Trade Justice, and the Roots of Terrorism Poverty, Global Trade Justice, and the Roots of Terrorism
by John Perkins
To combat terrorism, we should address the root causes of poverty, says former "economic hit man" John Perkins.
NextStep Recycling NextStep Recycling
NextStep Recycling saves computers from landfills--providing employment, education outreach and technology access to low-income residents in the process.
Costa Rica Costa Rica
Susan Hardman photographs Costa Rica, which topped the 2009 Happy Planet Index. The Index takes into consideration factors such as a country's ecological footprint and life expectancies.
FRESH :: Film Trailer FRESH :: Film Trailer
Given the environmental and health consequences of industrial agriculture, what would it look like if we re-invented our food system?
Climate Hero Marcus Ryan Climate Hero Marcus Ryan
by Kate Sheppard
A former Obama campaigner helps neighbors find talented green workers to make their homes climate-friendly.
Clash on Investment Clash on Investment
by Sarah Anderson
Corporations are fighting for the right to sue over government actions—including health, environment, and other public interest regulations—that diminish the value of an investment.
The Evergreen Cooperatives The Evergreen Cooperatives
The Evergreen Cooperatives see themselves as a new model of economic development.
The Victory of the Commons The Victory of the Commons
by Jay Walljasper
Nobel Prize-winning economist Elinor Ostrom proved that people can—and do—work together to manage commonly held resources without degrading them.
Path to a Peace Economy Path to a Peace Economy
by David Korten
A persistent pattern of violence against people, community, and nature is inherent in the institutional structure of our existing economy. We can’t resolve our current economic crisis with marginal regulatory adjustments. It is time to rethink and restructure.
Clean Energy Works: Portland Project a Model for Green Stimulus Clean Energy Works: Portland Project a Model for Green Stimulus
by Roger Valdez
In Portland, Recovery Act funds are 'laying the foundation for long-term economic, environmental, and community health.'
Building Caring Economics: Beyond Capitalism and Socialism Building Caring Economics: Beyond Capitalism and Socialism
by Riane Eisler
Rather than trying to just patch up a system that isn't working, let's use our economic crisis to work for a system that really meets human needs.
Building a Solidarity Economy Building a Solidarity Economy
by Annie McShiras
How can one small childcare cooperative help create an economy founded on teamwork, social justice, and democracy?
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