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PEOPLE POWER  

Photo courtesy Rainforest Action Network The Bank Vs. America Showdown

Mark Engler   |   May 11, 2012

In shareholders’ meetings and in the streets, how 99% Power is taking on Bank of America.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Photo by Cameron Karsten Same-Sex Marriage Brings Healing to Me—and My Tribe

Madeline Ostrander   |   May 10, 2012

Heather Purser set out to win gay marriage rights within the Suquamish Tribe and found herself on a personal journey toward self-acceptance.   MORE »



“You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day”

Rasha Hamid   |   May 07, 2012

In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, what advice should a mother give to her young, brown son? Rasha Hamid pondered that question, and wrote this poem to her son Jibreel.   MORE »



PLANET  

Yes, the Climate is Changing

May 10, 2012

Video: People around the world show how climate change is already affecting their lives.   MORE »



Mobile Slaughterhouses Help Meat Go Local

Katherine Gustafson   |   May 10, 2012

Scarcity of certified processing facilities is one reason the meat industry is so consolidated—so farmer Bruce Dunlop invented a mobile slaughterhouse.   MORE »



Photo by Karl Adam Live Within Contradictions: Ernest Callenbach’s Last Message

Ernest Callenbach   |   May 07, 2012

The author of Ecotopia, who died in April, left behind his final thoughts on hope and transformation.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

How I Found Happiness (in 130 Square Feet)

Ella Jenkins   |   May 10, 2012

Photo Essay: Don’t think you know how to build your own house? Neither did 23-year-old Ella Jenkins before she picked up the tools and started.   MORE »



Ella on the Porch photo courtesy of Ella Jenkins 6 Ideas for Sensible Homes

May 09, 2012

Small, supportive, affordable, recycled—and you can build your own.   MORE »



A Vision of America the Possible

Gus Speth   |   May 08, 2012

Gus Speth imagines a compelling vision of a better, happier country—and how to make it possible.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Move Our Money Month

May 09, 2012

Still haven’t moved your money out of Wall Street?   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Growing Cities: An Urban Farming Road Trip

May 04, 2012

Can farming revitalize our cities and change the way we eat? Follow two friends across the United States to find out.   MORE »



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