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Trying To Do Right

Chain stores vs local business, maquladora, local living economies, Are the cheap goods worth the price?

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Journey To a New America

Grace Boggs writes a Journey to a New America, who are "we the people?"

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Pieces of the Puzzle

The story of Burlington Vermont, Will Raap, Gardener's Supply company, Intervale foundation, Burlington Legacy Project, Bernie Saunders, and how Burlington became one of America's most sustainable communities.

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YES! But How? :: Noxious Weeds

Eco-friendly household hints and helps for eradicating noxious weeds, choosing between cloth and disposable diapers, and dealing with candle soot damage.

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Turning the Sword

Is art for museums and collectors, or does it belong in the streets? Could art help us turn away from mass–produced violence and ugliness, and give each of us ways to forge an imaginative and beautiful future?

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Letter from the Editor

Our community gatherings, dances, film festivals, and music performances, can be revolutionary acts. They help us discover and manifest our own dreams for the future and allow us to take the first steps toward making those dreams a reality.

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Not in My Brother's Name

Does the suffering of September 11 justify US military attacks? Some families of victims are saying no to more violence and yes to peace.

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The Page That Counts :: Summer 2002

Number of hot dogs eaten annually at US major league baseball games, and more...

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Book Review: Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey To Motherhood by Sandra Steingraber

Steingraber takes Rachel CarsonÕs Silent Spring a step further by turning her scientific gaze inward at the budding new life in her own womb.

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Nonviolent Soldier of Islam: Badshah Khan, a Man To Match His Mountains

A review of the book about the world’s first nonviolent army, called by Abdul Ghaffar (Badshah) Khan, who had joined Gandhi to lead his fellow Muslims in the struggle against British colonialism.

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The New Political Compass

While pundits and media remain oblivious, New Progressives are poised to forge a new American majority, whose numbers, clarity of vision, and passion could change the country’s direction

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Walking the Hope

Sally Linder created an Ark of Hope to contain a copy of the Earth Charter. She and her friends then carried the ark to the United Nations. article by Nancy Jack Todd.

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Resource Guide: Art and Community

Resource Guide for the Summer 2002 issue of YES! on Art and Community.

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The Sound of Bombs Not Exploding

Peace Samadhi Day, March 15, 2002, was perhaps the largest meditation for peace in the history of the world.

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Bridging Balkan Rapids

Of all the things a war-ravaged country needs, theater isn’t high on many lists. But in a Bosnian town, theater is re-forging links, re-membering a dismembered community, and helping youth play again.

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New Staff at PFN

YES! A Journal of Positive Futures, Fran Korten's column, New Staff

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Going Forward Full Circle

The Full Circle Canoe Project was started in October 2001 to restore the lost craft of hand carving sea-worthy canoes.

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A Wake Up Call

In thinking of various ways of empowering our people, we think of social empowerment, economic empowerment, and technological empowerment. But we begin with spiritual empowerment. Today the Sarvodaya movement is education plus development plus nonviolent transformation of society.

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Art and Community Discussion Guide

Where does art fit in your life? Is it something you visit in a museum? Something you buy in a music store? Is art a mere luxury? Or can art change lives and communities, making life more livable by the act of creation?

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Warm, Dry, And Noble

Samuel Mockbee founded Rural Studio, creating simple but inventive structures made of inexpensive, mostly salvaged or donated materials.

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Dancing In Praise Of

In 1998, the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange began the Hallelujah initiative, creating new performance works with 15 communities all across the US. The initiative is intended to “celebrate edge-of-the-millennium America in all of its vividness, beauty, strength and quirkiness.”

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Another World Is Possible

Porto Alegre, site of the World Social Forum (WSF) last year and again this year, has become the byword for the spirit of the burgeoning movement against corporate-driven globalization.

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Art To the People

Creating murals and art spaces. Performing dance and theater. Celebrating the natural world. These stories tell of ordinary people who are finding their voices, restoring communities, and transforming lives.

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Interview With Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Since winning election to Congress in 1996, US Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) has proposed such radical ideas as a Department of Peace, universal health care, and action on climate change. His speech, “Prayer for America,” got one standing ovation after another at an Americans for Democratic Action event in Los Angeles.

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The Time of Your Life

With leaps, bounds, and stillness, dancers make peace with time.

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Who's Afraid of Music

Music can tell truths that otherwise go unheard, inspiring action, and sustaining resistance.

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Speak Out Anyway

Danny Glover speaks out against the death penalty and starts an uproar, where he is discriminated against.

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Letter from the Editor

These are the stories of people who are creating America, not only to fulfill their own American dream but to fulfill the common dream of all peoples for a world in which each child can grow up in peace and dignity.

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The Page That Counts :: Spring 2002

Frequency of use of the word “like” in standard American English conversation, and more...

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The Untold Story of America's Democracy

The Untold Story of America's Democracy by Jack Weathorford, YES! A Journal of Positive Futures,

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American Women

How did early activists for women's rights dare to dream their revolutionary dream? They caught a glimpse of the possibility of freedom because they knew women who lived liberated lives, women who had always possessed rights beyond the suffragists' wildest imagination—Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) women.

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American Journey: A Test And Freedom

American Journey: A test and freedom, by Kim Stafford, YES! A Journal of Positive Futures,

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How To Be a Patriot

how to be a patriot, by Sam Smith, YES! A Journal of Positive Futures,

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