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FROM THE NEW ISSUE OF YES! MAGAZINE

Video introduction to the Beyond Prisons issue of YES! Magazine Why Punish Pain?

Gabor MatÉ   |   Jun 10, 2011

A hit of compassion could keep drugs from becoming a crime problem.   MORE »


DRUG WARRIOR NO MORE

Ex-police chief Norm Stamper on why the Drug War, 40 years old today, needs to end.


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PLANET  

Photo by Laureen Krawse, Side B Photography Harnessing the Multiplier Effect

Nathanael Massey   |   Jun 17, 2011

We’re all familiar with vicious cycles. But what happens when solutions build on each other?   MORE »



Coal train photo by Doug Wertman Closing Down Coal Plants

Sarah Kuck   |   Jun 15, 2011

Why shutting down 20 boilers nationwide could herald big changes for our energy future.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Brother Nature Farm photo courtesy of Michigan Municipal League Planting Seeds of Hope: How Sustainable Activism Transformed Detroit

Grace Lee Boggs, Scott Kurashige   |   Jun 16, 2011

After the death throes of urban decay, what the Motor City can teach us about vision, community, and the power of movements.   MORE »



Photo by Erik N flickr.com/erik-n The Social Cure: How Peer Pressure Creates Change

Bryan Farrell   |   Jun 16, 2011

From fighting AIDS to overthrowing dictators, how grassroots groups are making activism cool.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Tea party photo by Anna Garcia Two Points for the Tea Party. Now What?

David Korten   |   Jun 16, 2011

We can all agree that we’ve got deficit and spending problems. But where do we go from here?   MORE »



Photo by Domenico Bettinelli flickr.com/bettnet Mapping Uncharted Economic Waters

David Korten   |   Jun 14, 2011

We’re trying to fix the economic crisis with the same thinking that created it. Next time, we can be prepared with a map to something better.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Warden photo by Sarah van Gelder Can Prison Be a Healing Place?

Sarah van Gelder   |   Jun 14, 2011

Why the warden of Hawaii’s only women’s prison creates a sanctuary for its residents.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Life in a Local Living Economy

Jun 17, 2011

Video: How Bellingham, Washington keeps it local.   MORE »
Image from journeyofaction.com's film on Bellingham's local economy


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