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

Children are often overlooked when it comes to cultivating social change, but they offer a unique perspective and untapped energy. Trick or Treat photo by Patrick. flickr.com/photos/ adwriter Trick-or-Treat, In Reverse

Christa Hillstrom   |   Oct 29, 2010

This Halloween, a new breed of activists is coming to your door: They’re costumed, committed, and about four and a half feet tall.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

'M.O.N.E.Y.' Currency from around the world. Photo by Earl. flickr.com/photos/ earlg Time for a New Theory of Money

Ellen Brown   |   Oct 28, 2010

By understanding that money is simply credit, we unleash it as a powerful tool for our communities.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Voting booths. Photo by Nate Shepard. flickr.com/photos/ nshepard Our Families Can’t Afford to Stay Home on Election Day

Sarah van Gelder   |   Oct 27, 2010

Sure, lots of us are frustrated by the economy, the war, and lack of progress in Washington, D.C. But there’s too much at stake to stay home on election day.   MORE »



In Marseilles, protesters of austerity measures fill the streets. Photo by lilicomanche. lickr.com/photos/ 49127130@N06 French Revolutions

Rick Wolff   |   Oct 26, 2010

In France, the government’s response to the economic crisis has sparked massive protests. What do they mean for the U.S.?   MORE »



PLANET  

Natural gas drilling. Photo by Helen Slottje. flickr.com/photos/ arimoore Pennsylvania Township Declares Freedom from Fracking

Mari Margil, Ben Price   |   Oct 27, 2010

Licking, Pennsylvania defies state law by banning corporations from dumping fracking wastewater.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Parisienne Carrots. Photo by Susy Morris. flickr.com/photos/ chiotsrun Matchmaking for Vegetables

Ari LeVaux   |   Oct 26, 2010

Too many tomatoes? How to find new friends to swap with.   MORE »




Community housing. Illustration by DrAfter123/istock and YES! Magazine Real Family Values

Sarah van Gelder   |   Oct 25, 2010

9 progressive policies to support our families.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Cycle Chic Around the Globe

Oct 25, 2010

Forget the spandex. Cycle chic means making bikes central to the lives (and the style) of urbanites everywhere.   MORE »
Image from StreetFilms' video Cycle Chic: 'Cycling's easy. Cycling's gorgeous. Cycling's a great way to get around your city'


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