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PEOPLE POWER  

Delancey street photo by Lane Hartwell Recipes for Recovery

James Tracy   |   Jun 24, 2011

Ex-cons show each other the way out at San Francisco’s Delancey Street.   MORE »



Robin Hood activist, photo by Jason “America Has the Wealth to End the Despair”

Sarah Anderson, Marlee Blasenheim   |   Jun 24, 2011

Nurses come face-to-face with the fallout of the financial crisis every day. Now they've joined the worldwide movement for a tax that would curb financial speculation—and help fill public needs.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Photo by Wally Gobetz Building a Resilient Congregation

Sarah Byrnes   |   Jun 24, 2011

Religious congregations are embracing a new role: economic support groups.   MORE »



PLANET  

Photo by Cynr flickr.com/cynr The People v. the Pipeline: Time to Join In

Wendell Berry, Bill McKibben, Danny Glover, Maude Barlow, Tom Goldtooth, James Hansen, Wes Jackson, Naomi Klein, George Poitras, David Suzuki, Gus Speth   |   Jun 22, 2011

How you can get involved in the one of the most important climate struggles happening in North America.   MORE »



Photo by Strolling of the Heifers flickr.com/strollingoftheheifers Slower Living for a Rooted Future

John Cavanagh, Robin Broad   |   Jun 20, 2011

Vermont is leading the way toward agricultural and economic change. What we can learn from the “Slow Living Summit” about building sustainable futures everywhere.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Photo by Fibonacci Blue flickr.com/fibonacciblue U.S. Mayors: End the Wars, Please

John Nichols   |   Jun 22, 2011

U.S. mayors: The money we spend on military adventures abroad could be better spent meeting needs at home.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Photo from changetowinorg YouTube video How the Left and Right Can Unite

David Korten   |   Jun 21, 2011

David Korten: If we’d stop tearing each other apart, we might see an opportunity to win back our democracy from the rich and powerful.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Define American: Jose Antonio Vargas Tells His Story

Jun 23, 2011

Pulitzer-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas opens up about his life as an undocumented immigrant—and the “underground railroad” that made it possible.   MORE »
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The U.S. imprisons more people per capita than any other country in the world... Amount we spent on prisons in 2008: $80 billion... Total budget deficit for all 50 states in 2011: $84 billion.

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