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HAPPINESS  

“I’d Rather Have a Life than a Pile of Money”

Fran Korten   |   Jul 15, 2011

Peter Buffett, Warren Buffett’s son, on his family wealth, his music career, and his commitment to social justice.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Photo by Jonathan Rashad flickr.com/drumzo Why Egypt Ditched the IMF

Mark Engler   |   Jul 15, 2011

As Egyptians continue their struggle for social justice and full democracy, there's one institution they don't want involved: the International Monetary Fund.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Photo by mar is sea Y flickr.com/marisseay Seattle Stands By Public Employees

Richard Conlin   |   Jul 14, 2011

Not all governments are clashing with public employees. Seattle’s city council president on why the city passed a resolution in support of public employees and collective bargaining.   MORE »



Photo by Yeonsang flickr.com/mountainbread The Story of a New Economy

David Korten   |   Jul 11, 2011

David Korten: We’re in the midst of a contest of competing stories—one fabricated to serve the interests of Empire; the other an authentic story born of the experience and aspirations of ordinary people.   MORE »



PLANET  

Photo by iLoveMountains.org flickr.com/nationalmemorialforthemountains Appalachia’s Cry for Help

Maria Gunnoe, Bo Webb, Mickey McCoy, Chuck Nelson, Bob Kincaid, Vernon Haltom   |   Jul 13, 2011

“We can no longer endure this reckless abuse of our rights, and our lives.” Appalachians appeal for help in the fight against mountaintop removal coal mining.   MORE »



Photo by Flavio Spugna flickr.com/fspugna To Save Our Cities, Put Children First

Jason McLennan   |   Jul 13, 2011

What’s the universal design principle that can make our cities great? Kid-friendliness, says architect Jason McLennan.   MORE »



Photo by Dylan Passmore flickr.com/dylanpassmore Climate Regulations a Job Killer? Quit Crying Wolf

Donald Cohen   |   Jul 11, 2011

Over and over, the regulations that the Chamber of Commerce says will be catastrophic have become the basic safeguards we take for granted.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Yes Men poster 5 Protests That Shook the World (With Laughter)

The Yes Men   |   Jul 12, 2011

Great moments in “laughtivism” from Yes Men Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, the guys who duped the BBC, embarrassed Dow Chemical, and mocked Halliburton.   MORE »



PHOTO ESSAY OF THE WEEK   

Hands Across the Sand

Jul 15, 2011

Photo essay: Scenes from a massive protest to protect beaches from Big Oil.   MORE »
Photo by Mike Baird


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