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NEW ECONOMY  

'Money flower.' Photo by kolix. flickr.com/kolix A Choice for States: Banks, Not Budget Crises

Ellen Brown   |   Mar 25, 2011

9 ways state-owned banks could help states overcome budget deficits and boost their local economies.   MORE »



'Money' Photo by Nick Ares. flickr.com/aresauburnphotos A System Designed to Crash

David Korten   |   Mar 21, 2011

David Korten on why a money system dependent on constant growth can’t last.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

An Aristide supporter in Cite Soleil.  Photo by Ansel. flickr.com/mediahacker Haiti: Resilience or Interference?

Madeline Ostrander   |   Mar 24, 2011

Aristide’s return to Haiti is a chance to ask what role the U.S. will play in the nation’s future.   MORE »



A protester in Cairo during the uprising against former President Hosni Mubarak. 'The lion of Egyptian revolution' Photo flickr.com/96884693@N00 Why We Revolt

Rebecca Solnit   |   Mar 24, 2011

When and how does the moment come when people stop believing in the power that has ruled them? When and how do ordinary people discover their own power?   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Ragged Old Flag. Photo by Beverly & Pack. flickr.com/walkadog We’re Number One!

James Gustave Speth   |   Mar 22, 2011

Americans are number one in quite a few areas—but they’re not all accomplishments to be proud of.   MORE »



'Love of nature' Fern Heart photo by Glisglis. flickr.com/photos/glisglis Time to Grow Our Souls

Grace Lee Boggs   |   Mar 22, 2011

Grace Lee Boggs on what it will take to make the protests in Wisconsin and elsewhere truly transformative.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

The word security for many people conjures up images of surveillance cameras and deadbolt locks, when it should evoke a sense of mutual aid and support.  Security Camera photo by Thomas Hawk. flickr.com/thomashawk What Makes Us Secure?

Sarah Byrnes   |   Mar 21, 2011

It’s not about deadbolts and surveillance cameras—it’s about having people you can turn to for help.   MORE »



PLANET  

The Enrico Fermi nuclear power plant in Rockwood, Michigan.  Photo by James Marvin Phelps. flickr.com/mandj98 Saying No to the Nuclear Option

Sarah Laskow   |   Mar 21, 2011

What will Japan’s nuclear disaster mean for nuclear power elsewhere?   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

What Lies Beneath

Spring, 2011

Video: The Census of Marine Life reveals more than 6,000 potentially new species living in our oceans.   MORE »
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