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PEOPLE POWER  

Jump In Together: An Invitation to No Impact Week

Colin Beavan   |   Aug 18, 2011

Sometimes the hardest part of changing our lives and world is believing that it’s possible. Colin Beavan on finding a place to start. ”   MORE »
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Woman's face photo by Elvert Barnes How To Build a People’s Movement

Seth Borgos   |   Aug 17, 2011

Now’s the time to challenge economic orthodoxy—but only a massive social movement can turn things around.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

More Incarceration Is Not the Answer

Ruth Wilson Gilmore   |   Aug 19, 2011

In California, the headlines about prisons always seem to be the same: out-of-control costs, inhumane living conditions. But it doesn’t need to be that way.   MORE »



Wrong Way photo by Evolve Love Prevent a Tar Sands Disaster

Nellis Kennedy-Howard   |   Aug 19, 2011

Why developing the tarsands has been called "world's most destructive project."   MORE »



PLANET  

350.org Washington protest photo by Focus the Nation Bill McKibben: This Is Getting Exciting

Bill McKibben   |   Aug 18, 2011

The climate movement’s biggest civil disobedience action ever is about to take Washington by storm.   MORE »



Carbon Nation still Film Review: Carbon Nation

Robert Mellinger   |   Aug 16, 2011

Take a trip across the United States to find out who is developing low-carbon solutions.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Van Jones photo Want Jobs? Rebuild the Dream

Sarah van Gelder   |   Aug 17, 2011

Van Jones is leading a national mobilization to rebuild the middle class—through decent work, fair taxes, and opportunities for all.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Ta'Kaiya Blaney photo by Carol Carson What a 10-Year-Old Did for the Tar Sands

Angela Sterritt   |   Aug 15, 2011

Why a First Nations student from British Columbia is taking on a controversial trans-Canadian pipeline project—through song.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

The Down and Dirty Movement to Reinvent Farming

Aug 13, 2011

The Greenhorns documentary follows young farmers who are digging their way to an agricultural revolution.   MORE »


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