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PEOPLE POWER  

Photo by William Hamon The Power of Training for Direct Action

George Lakey   |   Jul 26, 2012

Training for acts of civil disobedience can delve deeper than the actions themselves.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Photo by Leland Francisco What We Learned From Swimming With Leeches

Shannon Hayes   |   Jul 25, 2012

The appearance of “bloodsucking parasites” in one farm family’s pond got them thinking: How could we be so comfortable with our natural world, yet paranoid about harmless—and helpful—creatures in it?   MORE »



Photo by Camille Sheppard Dohrn. www.camelliablossoms.com “Localization is the Economics of Happiness”

Brooke Jarvis   |   Feb 16, 2011

We know what makes us happy—but too often our economic decisions stand in the way. Helena Norberg-Hodge, director of the Economics of Happiness and winner of the 2012 Goi Peace Award, on how to change all that.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Think Small: A New Housing Model

Doug Pibel   |   Jul 24, 2012

Why go back to the way things were when we can create housing that embraces the best of tradition and the best of new thinking?   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Belo Monte Dam photo by Altosa Soltani Occupy the Dam: Brazil’s Indigenous Uprising

John Perkins   |   Jul 23, 2012

In the Amazonian backcountry, tribes are challenging construction of the world’s third-largest dam—by dismantling it. Here’s what they can teach us about standing up to power.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

How Does Inequality Define the Health of a Nation?

Jul 26, 2012

Richard Wilkinson discusses inequality and the effects it can have on a country’s citizens.   MORE »



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