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PLANET  

Tim DeChristopher, photo by Daphne Hougard More Powerful Than We Know: Interview with Tim DeChristopher

Brooke Jarvis   |   Feb 25, 2011

Facing jail time for civil disobedience, Tim DeChristopher on why “we have more than enough power” to stop the fossil fuel industry.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Buddhist monk meditating at the great pagoda in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Photo by echiner1. flickr.com/decadence A Little Meditation Goes a Long Way

Jason Marsh   |   Feb 25, 2011

A new study offers the strongest evidence to date that meditation can change the structure of your brain.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Gaddafi HOPELESS sign by Clethi Plethi. flickr.com/44866093@N05 Lessons and Signs of Hope Amidst the Carnage in Libya

Stephen Zunes   |   Feb 25, 2011

Gaddafi’s violence is backfiring as many of those who work for his regime—from pilots to soldiers to diplomats—are refusing to continue.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Image from Fox News' Glenn Beck Show, showing Sarah van Gelder's 'Wisconsin, The First Step in an American Uprising?' article Dear Glenn Beck: It’s Not Conspiracy, It’s Courage

Sarah van Gelder   |   Feb 24, 2011

Glenn Beck thinks the spread of protests is a little too convenient. But this is what happens when ordinary people discover their power.   MORE »



he Wisconsin capitol building was designed to encourage civic encounters, according to the Project for Public Spaces... Photo by Mike Martens. flickr.com/rofimike People, Power, and Public Spaces

Jay Walljasper   |   Feb 22, 2011

What the privatization of public spaces has to do with our likelihood of taking to the streets.   MORE »



Image from Annie Leonard's The Story of Citizens United v FEC 5 Ways You Can Fight Citizens United

Annie Leonard, Allison Cook   |   Feb 21, 2011

The Story of Citizens United v FEC: How we the people can reclaim our democracy.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

David Korten says our world's environmental and economic crises won't be solved by merely tweaking traditional practices. Rather, we must redesign our economic system with an ecological perspective.  Photo: 'World Class Traffic Jam' Bangladesh traffic by joiseyshowaa flickr.com/joiseyshowaa Clueless Economists, Smart Ecologists

David Korten   |   Feb 22, 2011

David Korten: To successfully address climate change and extreme poverty, the ecology paradigm must replace the traditional economics mindset.   MORE »



'Tea-Party? How About the 'We-Party!' A protester's sign inside the Wisconsin state capitol rotunda on February 18, 201. Photo by Rob Chandanais. flickr.com/bluerobot Time to Reclaim the American Dream

Van Jones   |   Feb 22, 2011

Van Jones: Our country needs a national movement to defend the American Dream itself. And the fight in Wisconsin creates the opportunity to build one.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

We Are Wisconsin

Feb 23, 2011

What convinces tens of thousands of people—including those whose rights aren’t directly on the line—to take to the streets and to occupy their state capitol around the clock? In this beautiful video, filmmakers Finn Ryan and David Nevala introduce you to the people making history in Wisconsin.   MORE »
Image of a firefighter from Finn Ryan's film We Are Wisconsin: 'We're grateful that firefighters were exempt from this bill. however, we still collectively bargain and the basic principle of the union is that we stand together--and that's what we're here to do.'


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