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Advice for Obama from the Hemisphere Advice for Obama from the Hemisphere
by Manuel Pérez-Rocha
The Institute for Policy Studies invited Latin American and Caribbean civil society leaders to share their recommendations for transforming the U.S. government's relationship with the hemisphere.
Revive Lincoln’s Monetary Policy: an Open     Letter to President Obama Revive Lincoln’s Monetary Policy: an Open Letter to President Obama
by Ellen Brown
President Obama, the fate of our economy and the nation itself may depend on how well you understand Lincoln’s monetary breakthrough, the most far-reaching “economic stimulus plan” ever implemented by a U.S. President…
Too Big to Fail is Too Big Too Big to Fail is Too Big
by David Korten
Senator Bernie Sanders famously said that if a bank "is too big to fail, it probably is too big to exist." That should be a watchword slogan of any effort to fix the financial system, says David Korten.
Connect and Engage: Local Food Connect and Engage: Local Food
Here’s an array of colorful, practical, and compelling materials that you can use not only in your classroom but also in your profession and everyday life.
PODCAST :: Van Jones: Why I’m Going to Washington PODCAST :: Van Jones: Why I’m Going to Washington
by Van Jones, Doug Pibel
YES! Editor Doug Pibel talked to Van Jones, following his acceptance of a position as Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in March 2009.
Van Jones: Why I’m Going to Washington
by Doug Pibel, Van Jones
Exclusive interview with Van Jones in which he tells YES! Magazine why he decided to serve in the Obama Administration…
Bank On It: How Cash-Starved States Can Create  Their Own Credit Bank On It: How Cash-Starved States Can Create Their Own Credit
by Ellen Brown
Ellen Brown proposes a solution to states' solvency problems by outlining how they can create their own credit.
A Farmer Rounds Up Monsanto
by Doug Pibel
A Canadian farmer wins a decade-long battle with an agribusiness giant over "Roundup Ready" canola.
WANTED: A Commerce Secretary for Main Street
by Chuck Collins
We now need a Commerce Secretary who will speak for the economic interests of the rest of us. Margot Dorfman, the CEO of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, would be an excellent choice.
New Crop of Farmers :: Kristine & Ryan Jepsen   New Crop of Farmers :: Kristine & Ryan Jepsen
by Anna Stern, Kim Nochi
We wanted to prove to ourselves that small-scale sustainable agriculture can flourish, providing both good food and livelihoods for our friends, neighbors, and regional food network.
New Crop of Farmers :: Brian & Meghan Peterka      New Crop of Farmers :: Brian & Meghan Peterka
by Anna Stern, Kim Nochi
Today’s young farmers are protecting the land and the seeds, reclaiming farming traditions, and sharing the abundance with family and community. Meet a bunch of those young farmers in our photo essay.
Everybody Eats :: How a Community Food System Works Everybody Eats :: How a Community Food System Works
It begins with small farms working with natural cycles and ends with fresh food and stronger communities.
Food Rebellions: 7 Steps to Solving the Food     Crisis Food Rebellions: 7 Steps to Solving the Food Crisis
by Eric Holt-Gimenez
Resistance to the trade and “aid” policies that displace farmers and increase hunger.
Commentary :: Don't Fix Wall Street, Replace It Commentary :: Don't Fix Wall Street, Replace It
by David Korten
"Let Wall Street corporations and their phantom wealth machine slip into the abyss … Devote our public resources to building and strengthening Main Street businesses and financial institutions devoted to creating real wealth in service to their local communities."
People We Love :: Isabel Latorre People We Love :: Isabel Latorre
Coffee for women's rights: Profile of Isabel Latorre, founder of Café Feminino
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