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PEACE & JUSTICE  

In Defense of Diplomacy

Stephen Zunes   |   Nov 23, 2011

New legislation would make all diplomatic contact with Iran illegal. Stephen Zunes explains why we need to keep the lines of communication open.   MORE »



PLANET  

Prairie Grass photo by Chris Sgaraglino Can We Restore the Prairie—And Still Support Ourselves?

Wes Jackson   |   Nov 22, 2011

Since ripping open the prairie for modern monocultures, we're losing soil and fertility. Agricultural pioneer Wes Jackson says there's another way.   MORE »



Bike Fixtation photo courtesy of Chad DeBaker A Vending Machine—for Bikes

Jennifer Kaye   |   Nov 19, 2011

In Minneapolis, two entrepreneurs invented a new way of bringing bike-repair tools to cyclists on the road.   MORE »



Still from The Last Mountain Film Review: The Last Mountain

Ayla Harbin   |   Nov 01, 2011

Follow a group of residents-turned-activists in their efforts to save Coal River Mountain, the last one left in an area devastated by mining.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

How Will Occupy Evolve?

Nov 22, 2011

What’s next for the Occupy movement? Thom Hartmann interviews Sarah van Gelder about the new book, This Changes Everything.   MORE »



Occupy Wall Street, Beyond Encampments

Luis Moreno-Caballud, Marina Sitrin   |   Nov 21, 2011

As winter arrives and police crack down, how can occupiers keep their movement alive—and help it grow? Veteran activists share lessons from Spain’s Indignados.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

How Occupy is Transforming Our National Conversation

Robin Broad, John Cavanagh   |   Nov 22, 2011

In just two months, the Occupy movement has begun to unseat an economic narrative that held sway for thirty years.   MORE »



End the Fed? David Korten Responds

David Korten   |   Nov 18, 2011

There’s lots of anger against the Federal Reserve from the left and the right. David Korten argues that what it needs is some major restructuring.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Cooking Up Karma: A Taste of the Gift Economy

Nov 18, 2011

Video: At a restaurant in Berkeley, there’s no bill at the end of the meal—just a request to pay it forward for those who come after you.   MORE »


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