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 PEACE & JUSTICE   PLANET     NEW ECONOMY   PEOPLE POWER   HAPPINESS 
PEACE & JUSTICE  

'Most Americans are not only convinced we have the best troops, the best training, and the most advanced weapons, but also the purest motives.' Photo by Jayel Aheram. flickr.com/photos/aheram An End to Constant War

William J. Astore   |   Jul 9, 2010

Seven reasons we’re always at war … and seven ways to quit.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Photo by Kaitlin Bailey. flickr.com/photos/kaitlinbailey Independence Day

Pastor Don Mackenzie   |   Jul 8, 2010

America may be free from a monarch, but can we be truly independent in a consumerist society?   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Photo by leedav. flickr.com/photos/leedav How to Share Time

Mira Luna   |   Jul 8, 2010

When dollars are scarce, timebanks help neighbors swap skills, instead.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

'Powerful stories can break us beyond our isolated worlds,' says Loeb. Photo by GreenForAll. flickr.com/photos/green4all When Numbers Aren’t Enough

Paul Loeb   |   Jul 7, 2010

Statistics rarely get under our skin, but stories do. Paul Loeb offers advice for catalyzing social change.   MORE »



Arriving in Louisiana, the delegates prepare to speak of their experiences with their own oil crisis. Photo by Amazon Watch. Tribes Unite to Fight BP

Sue Sturgis   |   Jul 7, 2010

A delegation of indigenous leaders from Ecuador visited Louisiana to share what they learned in a decades-long battle with Texaco.   MORE »



Book cover of Getting a Grip 2, by Frances Moore Lappé Why Power Is Not a Dirty Word

Frances Moore LappÉ   |   Jul 2, 2010

Frances Moore Lappé looks at redefining power and taking it back.   MORE »



PLANET  

The Ash Grove Cement Company was the first U.S.-based cement company to join the World Business Council for Sustainable Development as an active participant in its Cement Sustainability Initiative.  Photo Lydia Heard. flickr.com/photos/citywalker But What About Embedded Carbon?

Richard Conlin   |   Jul 2, 2010

Seattle is committed to becoming a carbon neutral city, but is discovering the difficulty in finding an end to the carbon trail.    MORE »



PHOTO ESSAY OF THE WEEK   

“Action is the Antidote to Despair”

Jul 6, 2010

A photographer bears witness to the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.    MORE »
Photo by Kris Krug. kriskrug.com/photography


David Kortenís revised and expanded hits stores August. We have 3 ways to get it here first!

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