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 PEACE & JUSTICE   PLANET     NEW ECONOMY   PEOPLE POWER   HAPPINESS 
PEOPLE POWER  

Mt. Shasta, Photo by Jill Clardy Corporate Control? Not in These Communities

Allen D. Kanner   |   Feb 04, 2011

Can local laws have a real effect on the power of giant corporations?   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Part of a buy local campaign Asheville, North Carolina. Photo by Alicia Pimental. flickr.com/anpimental 5 Ways to Help Your Community Go Local

Jeff Milchen   |   Feb 03, 2011

Buy Independent and Buy Local campaigns have a big effect, according to a new survey of independent businesses. Here’s how you can reap the benefits for your local economy.   MORE »



New York Stock Exchange, Photo by Mister V. flickr.com/mvisosky Money From Nothing?

David Korten   |   Feb 01, 2011

Many economists and financiers believe it’s possible. But what looks like magic is really illusion.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Xtracycle, Photo by Todd Fahrner. flickr.com/cleverchimp How to Be a Car-Free Family

Angela and Dorea Vierling-Claassen   |   Feb 02, 2011

Think having kids means you need a car? Think again.   MORE »



PLANET  

Tahiri Square Protesters, photo by Darkroom Productions. flickr.com/darkroomproductions Tunisia, Egypt, and the Big Picture

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed   |   Feb 02, 2011

Egypt lies on the fault lines of the convergence of global ecological, energy, and economic crises—and thus, on the frontlines of deepening global system failure.   MORE »



Reaping Rewards of Sustainable Farming, photo courtesy Robin Broad Farmer by Farmer, an Organic Transition

John Cavanagh, Robin Broad   |   Jan 31, 2011

After decades of chemicals, farmers in the Philippines are seeing the benefits of organic farming. But what convinced them to make the switch in the first place?   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Egypt Protester, Photo by Mister V. flickr.com/darkroomproductions Egypt: Lessons in Democracy

Stephen Zunes   |   Feb 01, 2011

Could 2011 be to the Arab world what 1989 was to Eastern Europe?   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Lost Generation

Feb 04, 2011

You may wonder why Jonathan Reed would write such a depressing poem about society—until you read the poem in reverse.   MORE »


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