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Photo by Lane Hartwell for YES! Magazine The Story of the Commons

Jay Walljasper   |   Mar 16, 2012

Tired of the privatization of everything? You’re not alone. Annie Leonard on how we can recognize and rebuild the things we all share.   MORE »



Thoto by Anne Thomas In Sendai, A Tough Year of New Priorities

Anne Thomas   |   Mar 10, 2012

One year after the Japan earthquake and tsunami, a Sendai teacher finds hope and gratitude in reconstruction.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Time to Rediscover Poverty

Barbara Ehrenreich   |   Mar 15, 2012

Barbara Ehrenreich: A new and more accurate understanding of American poverty is long overdue.   MORE »



Preventing the Fall of Rome

Gar Alperovitz   |   Mar 14, 2012

Gar Alperovitz: Why transformative change to the economic system is needed and how it might be accomplished.   MORE »



Beyond Debt: An Economy of Gratitude

Charles Eisenstein   |   Mar 12, 2012

Charles Eisenstein reviews David Graeber’s book, Debt: The First 5,000 Years.   MORE »



PLANET  

In Photos: The True Cost of the Tar Sands

Mar 15, 2012

Conservation photographer Garth Lenz’s exhibition seeks to show the impact of tar sands oil extraction.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

EPA Protest photo courtesy of Rainforest Action Network Special Weapons for Fighting Giants

Robert Weissman   |   Mar 14, 2012

Revoke their charters, and other legal tools to hold corporations accountable to our laws.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Needle photo by Steven Depolo Europe Bans Export of Death Penalty Drugs

Jennifer Kaye   |   Mar 13, 2012

The EU makes a bold move towards the abolition of executions everywhere.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Our House, In the Middle of the Bank

Mar 13, 2012

What can you do when the bank takes away your house? Move into theirs.   MORE »


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