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PLANET  

Photo by Nina Allen Why Curbing the Climate Crisis Will Take More Than Summits and Divestment

Jim Shultz   |   Dec 14, 2012

Targeting the fossil fuel industry is essential, but divestment as the target for action raises the same question as global summitry does: Is it enough?   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

How I Survived Breaking Up with My Car

Erin L. McCoy   |   Dec 14, 2012

Erin McCoy tells the story of how she gave up driving, despite her love for cars, and examines the challenges facing drivers who don't live in cities.    MORE »



Photo by Lauren Manning 3 Lessons for Gracious Living in a Stuff-Filled Season

Fran Korten   |   Dec 13, 2012

Last year, YES! publisher Fran Korten shared her efforts to move more stuff out of her house than into it. With the season of “stuff” upon us again, here’s what she’s learned about unstuffing her life.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Photo by Oxfam. In EU Parliament, a Landslide Vote for “Robin Hood Tax”

Sarah Anderson   |   Dec 13, 2012

Eleven countries in Europe hope to raise billions of Euros through a tiny tax on financial speculation. This week, a major vote in the European parliament brings that plan one step closer to becoming reality.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Occupy Sandy Provides Relief for More than Just a Storm

Jillian Buckley   |   Dec 12, 2012

Most of us who provide disaster relief with Occupy Sandy have learned not to wait for the powers that be to save the day, when change will ultimately come from ordinary citizens.   MORE »



Photo by Joseph Voves. Obama’s Grassroots Supporters Demand “Jobs Not Cuts”

Deepak Bhargava   |   Dec 10, 2012

Obama’s grassroots supporters voted for jobs and social services, not for the budget cuts that Congress is demanding. Now they’re working to make sure that message is not forgotten.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Photo by Karpov. Detroiters Question “World’s Largest Urban Farm”

James Trimarco   |   Dec 11, 2012

To many Detroit residents—and especially to its established urban gardeners—the approval of a large-scale urban farm raises serious questions about the future of food and land in the city.    MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Washington Tribe Welcomes State’s First Same-Sex Weddings

Dec 12, 2012

This weekend, the S’Klallam tribe made the historic Heronswood botanical gardens available free of charge to gay and lesbian couples who wanted to get married on the first day it was legal.   MORE »



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