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 Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions
 PEACE & JUSTICE   PLANET     NEW ECONOMY   PEOPLE POWER   HAPPINESS 
PLANET  

Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, addresses the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on the role that indigenous peoples may play in combating climate change. Photo by Paulo Filgueiras/UN Climate Game Changer

Sarah van Gelder   |  Apr 2, 2010

Can Cochabamba pick up where Copenhagen failed?   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

New legislation will make the path to higher education easier for many students. Photo by Eszter Hargittai. flickr.com/photos/eszter/746583993/ A $67 Billion Victory for Students and the Commons

David Bollier   |  Apr 1, 2010

Commentary: The student loan program had become a classic case of socializing the risk and privatizing the profits. New legislation lets students skip the corporate middlemen.   MORE »



Kalo plants in Kaua'i's Hanalei Valley. Many consider the ancient crop kalo (taro, a staple in Native Hawaiian diets) to be a central part of restoring food security to the Hawaiian islands. Photo by Robert Hutchinson Economic Recovery, Hawaiian Style

Lurline Wailana McGregor   |  Mar 29, 2010

What indigenous economies can teach us about abundance.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE   

Following the first START agreement, the United States destroyed hundreds of B52 bombers and displayed them for view by Russian satellites. Both nations have destroyed Cold War weapons, ranging from nuclear warheads to bombers to missile silos. Photo courtesy of the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency A New Start with START

Alice Slater   |  Mar 31, 2010

Does the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty move us any closer to a world free of nuclear weapons?   MORE »



Workers stack bags of beans sent to Haiti by the World Food Program. Even before the earthquake, Haiti, formerly a major rice producer, had become food insecure, reliant on foreign imports. Photo by Giuseppe Bizzarri for the World Food Program Help for Haiti: Time for New Ideas

Nikhil Aziz   |  Mar 29, 2010

International aid has increased Haiti’s food dependency and undermined its democracy. How can the world help Haiti recover without repeating past mistakes?   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Photo by Guilherme Cecilio. flickr.com/photos/guilhermececilio/3699393345/ Moving Beyond Ego

Sheikh Jamal Rahman   |  Mar 29, 2010

Why do we prefer to talk about religion, fight over it, even kill for it—everything but live it?   MORE »



video of the week   

Nina Jablonski speaking at the TED conference Nina Jablonski—The Illusion and Power of Skin Color

Mar 26, 2010

Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors are simply our bodies’ adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure.   MORE »





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