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.
Opening our Hearts and Changing our MInds: Sarah Ruth van Gelder on the transformative moment of 9/11/01.
A commentary by Fran Korten in response to September 11.
DIVERSE COALITION OF AMERICANS SPEAK OUT AGAINST WAR AS SOLUTION TO TERRORISM. Rosa Parks, Danny Glover, Gloria Steinem and Harry Belafonte join effort calling for justice not vengeance.
Sample Letter to Congress
Covers principles to invoke in the debate on how to respond to terrorism, including protecting the innocent, upholding American values, avoiding military escalation, and promoting international cooperation.
Tikkun Magazine editor explores how terror is the quintessential act of dehumanization and not recognizing the sanctity of others, and a visible symbol of a world increasingly irrational and out of control.
The campaign against bin Laden is best pursued as an international criminal matter rather than as a military campaign.
Commentary: Or are we going to war? by Tamim Ansary. Reflections on the war in Afghanistan by an Afghani resident of the U.S.
Various size images of Justice not Vengeance Flag, and Earth Injury Flag.
Afghanistan: A Portrait in Numbers
IF we can reclaim the rights to the commons and accept the responsibilities of stewardship, we can protect the living vitality of planet Earth.
Number of dollar bills taken from 12 US cities that tested positive for traces of cocaine, and more...
Book review of Utopian Legacy by John Mohawk. Reviewed by Doug Pibel.
Historian Douglas Brinkley, also the author of award-winning biographies of Jimmy Carter and Franklin D. Roosevelt, reveals the difficult decisions that educated Parks politically and empowered her not only to say “no” on December 1, 1955, but to give permission for her “no” to become the basis for a constitutional challenge. Reviewed by Grace Lee Boggs.
Will the Bush administration put weapons in space? We hope not.
Organizations, books, websites
A story of Patrick Lydon and the Camphill Communities.
Where there's a way, by Michael M'Gonigle. Global Trade Agreements are just the latest way local communities are losing control over the surrounding forests and the watersheds. If there was a way to reclaim the commons, might there also be a political will?
Jim Merkel, What's your share? by Jim Merkel. A tool to measure our ecological footprints.
Just So Much and No More, by Donella Meadows. We don't get to choose which laws, those of the economy or those of the Earth, will ultimately prevail. We can choose which ones we will personally live under — and whether to make our economic laws consistent with planetary ones, or to find out what happens if we don't.
Great commons of the World, by Kari McGinnis. Commons are places where people gather and community blossoms. Examines the qualities that make a good commons and describes some of the best in the world.
A Tribute to Donella Meadows, by Fran Korten. Donnella Meadows is remembered as a woman dedicated to helping us learn to live within the limits to growth.
What to do when Corporations Rule the World, an interview with David Korten by Sarah van Gelder. Authors converse about threats to democracy and the environment posed by corporate globalization.
A recent class-action suit by black farmers against the USDA fails to stem the loss of land by African American farmers.
This guide is designed to provide a starting point for your discussion of some of the issues explored in the Summer 2001 issue of YES! magazine.
The Cornucopia of the Commons, by David Bollier. Community gardens, free software, self-help groups, and other examples of how the gift economy fosters community and social cohesion as well as economic innovation.