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PEOPLE POWER  

Photo by watchingfrogsboil How Cities and States are Sticking It to Citizens United

Brooke Jarvis   |   Jan 05, 2012

From courthouses to statehouses, the pro-corporate ruling is under pressure.   MORE »



Photo by Rich A Bill of Rights for Occupied Communities

Jeff Reifman, Thomas Linzey   |   Jan 03, 2012

A bill of rights that protects people and nature, but not corporations? Your community could be next.    MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Photo by Zak Rosen Work, Reimagined: Detroit Gets Creative

Zak Rosen   |   Jan 05, 2012

How residents of America’s most famously down and out city are building livelihoods that also rebuild their communities.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Lucas Benitez photo by Jeffery Salter Lucas Benitez: Dignity in the Fields

Frances Moore Lappé   |   Jan 03, 2012

The YES! Breakthrough 15: In the tomato fields of Florida, fighting for our most exploited farm workers.   MORE »



Eboo Patel photo courtesy of Louisville Presbytyrian Theological Seminary Eboo Patel: Crossing the Divide— With Faith

Kate Malongowski   |   Jan 02, 2012

The YES! Breakthrough 15: Arming the world’s youth to be a force for compassion.   MORE »



Christian Bethelson photo by Cynthia Jurs War and Peacemaking in Liberia

Seth Biderman   |   Dec 30, 2011

Former soldier Christian Bethelson’s only job skill was killing—until a chance meeting on a muddy road transformed his life, and many others through it.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Serving Soup photo by Rayan 5 Reasons to Serve

Nipun Mehta   |   Dec 30, 2011

What doing things for others does for ourselves.   MORE »



My Baby Rides the Short Bus Love Leads Into Mystery: Raising a Child With Asperger’s

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg   |   Dec 30, 2011

My son was not like other kids. But he taught me to drop my expectations about what life and parenting are all about.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

The Many Benefits of Working Less

Jan 04, 2012

Yes, more time off would make us happier—but it's a good idea for the economy and the planet, too.   MORE »



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