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PEACE & JUSTICE  

Vandana Shiva Vandana Shiva: Teachers for a Living World

Madhu Suri Prakash   |   Jan 27, 2012

While Ivy League schools marvel at India’s economic growth, Vandana Shiva’s University of the Seed looks to the earth—and Gandhi—for guidance.   MORE »



Corn Growing Photo by Mike Wold Beyond “Free” or “Fair” Trade: Mexican Farmers Go Local

Mike Wold   |   Jan 23, 2012

We usually think of the demand for local, organic foods as coming from the North. But in southern Mexico, the growing localist movement is a strategy for survival.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

A Tale of Two Cities: Beijing and Detroit

Helena Norberg-Hodge   |   Jan 26, 2012

Which symbolizes success, and which disintegration? It may not be what you think.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Alison Smith Alison Smith: Elections Money Can’t Buy

Paul Loeb   |   Jan 26, 2012

The YES! Breakthrough 15: How a quiet, stay-at-home mom became a clean-elections champion.   MORE »



Deb Richter photo by Kurt Budliger Deb Richter: A Cure for Broken Health Care

Daniel Fireside   |   Jan 24, 2012

The YES! Breakthrough 15: Meet the doctor who uprooted her life to bring universal health care to Vermont.   MORE »



PLANET  

New York’s Little Revolution

Ellen Cantarow   |   Jan 25, 2012

How the state’s fight for clean water is reshaping its political landscape.   MORE »



A Jump Start for the Clean Economy

Maria Gallucci   |   Jan 24, 2012

Good news—and ongoing opportunities—for green jobs.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

The State of the 99 Percent

Sarah Anderson, John Cavanagh   |   Jan 25, 2012

The Occupy movement is clearly affecting political rhetoric ... but what about real action?   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

How to Reverse the Corporate Coup d’Etat

Jan 26, 2012

Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig discuss the Occupy movement, Citizens United, and our best options for real reform.   MORE »



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