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Community Benefit Agreements

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) developed "community benefits agreements" to specify benefits to be provided to neighborhoods affected by a particular development.

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Cities For All: An Interview with Angela Glover Blackwell

Angela Glover Blackwell is founder and CEO of PolicyLink, a national organization working for economic and social equity. Her work has centered on revitalizing low-income communities and communities of color and public-interest law. She recently co-authored Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground: New Dimensions on Race in America (2002, WW Norton & Co).

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Indicator: Students Target Coke

USAS campaign protests Coca Cola human rights violations at Colombian bottling plants

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Unocal Settling Suits in Burma

Unocal agrees to settle lawsuits in connection with the company's construction of an oil pipeline.

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U.S. to Become Net Food Importer

Figures released at the end of 2004 by the Department of Agriculture showed that in 2005, for the first time in more than 50 years, the U.S. will have no trade surplus in food.

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South Korea Pioneers Solar and Tidal Energy

South Korea builds world's biggest solar power plant and tidal energy power plant

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Voters Raise Minimum Wage

Florida and Nevada will require minimum wage to rise automatically with inflation.

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Communities Create Their Own Stores

Not just local, but community-owned stores are starting up in Ely, Nevada, Middlebury Vermont, Swanville, Minnesota and more.

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Uruguay Rejects Water Privatization

Through a national referendum, Uraguay had become the first country to outlaw water privatization by direct democracy and to declare water a “constitutional right.”

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In Search of the Beautiful American

I still believe that we are capable of moving beyond the simplicity of “good people and bad people,” and that we can overcome our racism and arrogance to work with others of all colors and cultures to make a better world for everyone. And I’m still basing my life on that belief.

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Don't Get Even - Get Odd!

no comment - a humorous look at history getting even

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Book Review: No More Throw-away People by Edgar Cahn

No More Throwaway People is a provocative analysis of the non-market economy and an inspiration for the social service community.

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Book Review: The Boiling Point by Ross Gelbspan

The science of global warming, and the dream of the "World Energy Modernization Plan" are two issues covered in the book

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Resource Guide for Just, Green, Beautiful Communities

Websites, books and organizations providing sustainable design tools, networks for change, resources for advancing equity, and improving schools.

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Film Review: The Take and Argentina: Hope in Hard Times

Lisa Gale Garrigues reviews two films about Argentina during the economic crisis of 2002. Both films offer lessons in what ordinary people can do.

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Farmworkers Score Victory Against the Bell

Under an agreement between the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Taco Bell, workers will receive one cent more per pound of tomatoes picked

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Readers' Forum

Dr. Seuss' Wisdom, Brit Tzedek Grows, More on the Good Life, Film Connection, Stay Positive

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Media Hero: Juan Gonzalez

New York Daily News reporter and Democracy Now! co-host, and president of National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

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Readers' Forum

Labor's Contribution Omitted, A Cell with a View, Nuclear is Not Sustainable Energy, Greenwashing China, Working for our Community

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Readers Take Action

Stories about readers who have created the Citizens Network for Sustainable Development's Leadership for Sustainability, Vashon Votes! and quilts for kids in Iraq, Africa, and Afghanistan.

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YES! But How? :: Toxic Cosmetics

Toxic Cosmetics, Septic Tank vs Sewer, Recycling CDs, Microwave Safety

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Hope

Darrin Burgess reviews "Hope Dies Last" and "The Impossible Will Take a Little While"

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The Green Belt Movement :: The Story of Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai, founder of Kenya's Green Belt Movement, recently won the Nobel Peace Prize. Her message: Peace is founded in healthy ecosystems, access to natural resources, and democracy.

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The Page That Counts :: Spring 2005

Weight of the moose that ran off a cliff in Norway and landed on Leo Henriksen’s Mazda. . .

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Who's the Expert

Diversity of On-air sources for news broadcasts

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Speaking for Ourselves

Young people in Oakland wanted to talk about real solutions to the poverty, racism, and powerlessness that they grew up with—but all the city’s hip-hop radio station offered was violence and mind-numbing entertainment

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Remain Firm, Clear, Compassionate

Our country, our government is us and it needs our help

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The Work Ahead: Start a Dialogue; Take a Stand

National Council of Churches is rolling out study materials on the current state of world affairs.

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The Work Ahead: Make Time for Bread and Roses

Take Back Your Time. We need more time for the things that matter most.

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The Work Ahead: Challenge Low-Wage Globalization

What is the work ahead? We need to have an economic message that challenges the destructive force of the global economy.

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The Work Ahead: Build the Alliances

Create a non-party political movement with an agenda grounded in a vision of a just and sustainable future for all.

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The Work Ahead: Adopt the Language of Hope

If we want peace, if we don’t want to live with regrets and in despair, then we must adopt not the language of fear, but the language of hope and dreams. To invoke a Puerto Rican expression: pa’lante. Forward.

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The Work Ahead: A New Strategic Vision for Progressives

Progressives need to take the time to create and articulate a vision that will withstand the test of time and transcend two-, four- and six-year election cycles.

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