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PEOPLE POWER  

Photo by Zach Den Adel Montana Looks North for Health Care That Works

Rebecca Leischer   |   Oct 21, 2011

To create universal care, Governor Brian Schweitzer is taking a hint from Saskatchewan—where the people live longer and it costs less, too.   MORE »



Photo by Sabarishr How Occupy Wall Street Became Occupy Everywhere

Nathan Schneider   |   Oct 19, 2011

The birth of a movement in action: What started as an idea has turned into strongholds of protest all over the world.    MORE »



We are One photo by Joe Schuler A Movement to Make Our Leaders Listen

Jonathan Matthew Smucker   |   Oct 18, 2011

When old ladies in Iowa share the same concerns as kids on the street in Manhattan, it’s time those in power took note.   MORE »



Photo by Neil Girling Inside Occupy Wall Street’s Nearly Last Night

Olivia Rosane   |   Oct 15, 2011

What was it like to be in Zuccotti Park in the hours before the owners’ planned eviction of protesters?   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

College students photo courtesy of Eastern Arizona College A Jubilee for Student Debt?

Ellen Brown   |   Oct 20, 2011

Some—including Wall Street protesters—say relieving students of nearly a trillion dollars in loans will help the rest of us, too. Ellen Brown asks, could it really work?   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Mother and Baby photo by WonderMonkey2k Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta

Susan Smartt Cook   |   Oct 19, 2011

Review: Ina May Gaskin, the mother of modern midwifery, calls for a return to woman-centered birth culture in her new book.   MORE »



PLANET  

Image by Hopefoote Four Reasons We Need Less Gas

Lester Brown   |   Oct 17, 2011

These days, Americans are driving less. What that means for the future of our oil dependence.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Why the Occupy Movement Stands Apart

Oct 17, 2011

Now’s the time for the 99%: Sarah van Gelder talks to PBS’ NewsHour about the power of the growing movement.   MORE »



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