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PEACE & JUSTICE

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A fair world lays the foundations for peace.

Where FEMA feared to Tread Where FEMA feared to Tread
by Tim Shorrock
When Katrina hit New Orleans, medics on bicycles toured the city bringing relief where other agencies failed to show.
Better Health Through Fairer Wealth
by Brydie Ragan
Being poor may be as great a risk factor in personal health as the consumption of cigarettes or junk food.
Indigenous People Open Summit to Preserve Sacred     Mountain Indigenous People Open Summit to Preserve Sacred Mountain
by Brian Cisneros
On the first day of the Summit of Nations, attention is paid to an endangered mountain in the South Dakota badlands and a discussion of key issues.
We are Farmers Not Gardeners We are Farmers Not Gardeners
by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez
South Central Los Angeles farmers evicted after years of harvests from a community farm maintain their protest weeks after its last occupants have been removed by sheriff deputies.
Men, War, and Families Men, War, and Families
by Robert F. Johnson, Gordon Mustain
Two poems by veterans who recall the effect of military combat on their own lives.
Bolivian Coca Workers Cheer "Social and Cultural Revolution" Bolivian Coca Workers Cheer "Social and Cultural Revolution"
by Juliette Beck
Hugo Chavez and Cuban vice president help Morales stir troops for upcoming Constituent Assembly election.
How Likely Is Collapse?
by Michael Marien
Why is all this gloom and doom appearing in YES? The first step toward a positive future at the individual, community, society, or global level is to address seriously the problem at hand and take meaningful action.
Surviving Hard Times: It's not for sissies
by John Mohawk
Hopi and Iroquois prophecies draw on long cultural memories, offering practical approaches to surviving hard times.
The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community
by David Korten
How will future generations remember our time? As the time when climate chaos, peak oil, and an unstable global economy unraveled society? Or as the time of a Great Turning?
Shout "VIVA!" Anyhow: On Being Black at a Latino March Shout "VIVA!" Anyhow: On Being Black at a Latino March
by Van Jones
Van Jones marches in the San Francisco "Day Without Immigrants" demonstration on behalf of brown power, and muses about the current state of the black civil rights movement.
In Iraq: A Place To Be Human, First
by Bill Weinberg
They don't like the occupation or the militias, and they aren't signing up for any political or religious faction. Instead, these Iraqis are claiming the space to live with their neighbors in peace.
Can Soap Operas Save the World? Can Soap Operas Save the World?
by Carol Estes
In some battle-fatigued areas, soap operas have become a path to healing.
Inviting Immigrants Out of the Shadows
by Oscar A Chacón, Amy Shannon, Sarah Anderson
How can undocumented workers come out of the shadows into an active work life in the US?
A Practical Guide to Diffusing the Iran Crisis and Halting Nuclear Proliferation
by Alice Slater
The US has been the biggest block to the world’s ability to stop nuclear proliferation. It's totally naive to think that anything less than the total elimination of nuclear weapons, and their evil twins–nuclear reactors–would actually work. Giving peace a chance by negotiating an end to the nuclear age is the only practical way out of our terrifying dilemma.
Book Review: Every Day is a Good Day by Wilma     Mankiller Book Review: Every Day is a Good Day by Wilma Mankiller
by Lilja Otto
Provides insights into the lives and ideas of indigenous women and invites readers to re-examine their own cultural and spiritual backgrounds.
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