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 Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions

City Feed and Supply, a grocery and deli in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, advertises the fact that its owners and suppliers are local.  Photo by Steve Garfield The Power of Local

Jeff Milchen   |  feb 18, 2010

Local businesses are educating communities, changing economic policies, and even outperforming chain competitors.   MORE »


A monastery overlooks a mosque below Mount Sinai. Photo by In Transit Head, Heart, and Hands: Breaking the Cycle of Religious Fear

Sheikh Jamal Rahman   |  Feb 18, 2010

The need to engage in interfaith dialogue has never been greater. By learning the foundations of each other's faiths, we can learn to respect and connect with one another so we may work together to build a better world.   MORE »


Photographer Willie Davis offers a glimpse into the fallout of the Haitian earthquake, capturing the devastation and resilience. After the Earthquake: Beverly Bell in Haiti

Beverly Bell   |  Feb 17, 2010

How Haiti’s grassroots movements are working to protect democracy, economic justice, and women’s rights.    MORE »

Photo by Willie Davis Haiti: Aftermath of the Earthquake

Willie Davis   |  Feb 16, 2010

Photo Essay: Photographer Willie Davis offers a glimpse into the fallout of the Haitian earthquake, capturing the devastation, life in tent cities, and resilience.   MORE »


Senator Byron Dorgan speaking alongside supporters of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.  Photo by b.wu A Prairie Populist Leaves the Senate

Jonathan Rowe   |  Feb 16, 2010

Jonathan Rowe on the retirement of his friend Byron Dorgan, a champion of workers and farmers and an early opponent of deregulating the banking industry.   MORE »

Robert Shetterly painted Howard Zinn as part of his series, Americans Who Tell the Truth. Lessons from Howard Zinn

Anthony Arnove   |  Feb 16, 2010

The late historian and activist was a compelling example of someone committed to, and enjoying to its fullest, a life of struggle.   MORE »

Crowds fill Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.  Photo by Jay Alle We Won’t Bow Down

Rebecca Solnit   |  Feb 15, 2010

The tradition of Carnival teaches us that resistance to the status quo can be a pleasure and an adventure.   MORE »

video of the week   

Brett Dennen sings about empathy for the Mosaic Project Brett Dennen’s Empathy Song

Feb 11, 2010

Musician Brett Dennen sings about empathy, not entropy, for the Mosaic Project, a nonprofit outdoor education program focused on building positive relationships based on respect.   MORE »

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