Peace and Justice
Cochabamba’s Message: Let the People Speak
by Janet RedmanApr 29, 2010
- The World People's Summit broke new ground by allowing those most affected by a changing climate the chance to speak out about their ideas for just solutions.
YES! Recommends—Zinn Education Project
by Jing FongApr 28, 2010
- The Zinn Education Project helps make sense of race and the role it has played in shaping society.
Words That Inspire: A Mix of Books (finally) on Mixed-Race People
by Jing FongApr 28, 2010
- Multiracial persons are the fastest growing demographic group in the country, but still gaining recognition. Now mixed race people can see themselves in books and be proud of who they are.
From Crisis to Opportunity
by Velcrow RipperApr 21, 2010
- Will the World People's Summit be a turning point in the climate crisis?
Local Knowledge and Local Technologies
by Elizabeth CooperApr 21, 2010
- At the World People's Conference on Climate Change, the emphasis on local and indigenous knowledge stands out.
Beyond Vaccines: Addressing the Social Causes of Poor Health
by Roseanne August, Beverly BellApr 21, 2010
- One health clinic in Port-Au-Prince is using art, education, and community to help its patients heal. What can international aid agencies learn from their model?
The Open Veins of Climate Change
by Eduardo GaleanoApr 20, 2010
- Message from Eduardo Galeano, the author of Open Veins of Latin America, to participants of the First World Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba.
The Cochabamba Water Revolt, Ten Years Later
by Jim ShultzApr 20, 2010
- Bolivia's historic grassroots victory against Bechtel is a reminder of the power of protest—as well as the importance of less romantic work.
Let's See Ourselves
by Gustavo Esteva with Juliette BeckApr 15, 2010
- The fight against climate change has begun to reflect the colonial, top-down worldview that contributed to the problem in the first place. Mexican activist and storyteller Gustavo Esteva on a new vision—one that is radically bottom-up.
Bearing Witness: Chris Jordan on Art, Grief, and Transformation
by Brooke JarvisApr 14, 2010
- Photographer Chris Jordan's latest project left him feeling grief and hopelessness. Now he wants more people to discover how productive those emotions can be.
A Thousand Suns
Apr 12, 2010
- Our new problems might require paying attention to old wisdom. A new documentary looks to indigenous leadership for answers—and throws our way of life into sharp relief.
Freeing the Spirit of Change
by Rabbi Ted FalconApr 09, 2010
- Ethical behavior and loving generosity are at the core of faith—so why is the world hurting? Rabbi Ted Falcon on why paying attention to our interconnection is the first step toward healing.
A World Without Nuclear Weapons
Apr 08, 2010
- With support from across the political spectrum—and historic leadership from President Obama—we are at a tipping point in the struggle for nuclear abolition.
Healing Body and Heart, Cuban Style
by Beverly Bell and Tory FieldApr 02, 2010
- Cuban doctors and artists–on the ground in Haiti even before the earthquake–are helping survivors heal.
Climate Game Changer
by Sarah van GelderApr 02, 2010
- Can Cochabamba pick up where Copenhagen failed?